Daily Briefs

Thieves snatch synthetic turf from Sinsheimer Park in SLO

By CCT STAFF The San Luis Obispo Police Department is investigating the theft of a large portion of the synthetic turf from the slide hill at Sinsheimer Park playground. During the overnight hours of Oct. 7, vandals cut out and... (Continue reading)

Three people gunned down, one killed in Lompoc

By CCT STAFF Three people were shot Saturday night in an alley between North F and G Streets in Lompoc. One person is dead and two others are in the hospital. At about 10:25 p.m., officers responding to reports of... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man threatens woman with a meat cleaver

By CCT STAFF An 52-year-old man is in jail after he threatened his fiancé with a meat cleaver and destroyed property at a home in the 100 block of Old Summit Road in rural Arroyo Grande. With Brian Louis Garzoli... (Continue reading)

CHP identifies Santa Margarita man killed in crash

By CCT STAFF The Santa Margarita man killed in a crash north of Paso Robles on Friday morning has been identified as Mykel Leo Romo, 28. Shortly after 3 a.m., a 23-year-old woman from San Miguel was driving on Estrella... (Continue reading)

One person killed, another injured in North County crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person died and another individual suffered major injuries early Friday morning after a vehicle went off a roadway northeast of Paso Robles and slammed into a tree. The crash occurred at about 5 a.m. near the... (Continue reading)

Camera catches rogue attempting to break into Grover Beach home

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Grover Beach homeowner’s surveillance camera caught footage of a prowler, whom officers arrested, prancing around their porch early Thursday morning and trying to enter their home. In the video, the prowler is seen sticking out his... (Continue reading)

Uber driver gets one year in jail for rape

By CCT STAFF A former Santa Maria Uber driver was sentenced on Thursday to one year in county jail for raping an intoxicated passenger after the he entered a guilty plea. In April, a woman told police she had an... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo company creates electric aircraft for NASA

By CCT STAFF A San Luis Obispo company delivered an all-electric X-plane to NASA for researching ideas that could lead to the development of electric propulsion-powered aircraft, which would be quieter, more efficient and environmentally friendlier than today’s commuter planes,... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay and Arroyo Grande planning vape bans

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following the lead of San Francisco, and Arroyo Grande, the Morro Bay City Council endorsed a proposed ban on the sale of vaping products Tuesday night. Earlier this year, San Francisco adopted a temporary ban on the... (Continue reading)

Fire burns 300 acres near Camp Roberts

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire broke out Tuesday evening near Camp Roberts and, as of Wednesday morning, the blaze has burned 289 acres and is 30 percent contained. [Cal Coast Times] The fire started on the east side of the... (Continue reading)