Daily Briefs

Drunken, angry man allegedly smashes restaurant window in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An allegedly intoxicated man smashed the window of Old San Luis BBQ in downtown San Luis Obispo on Friday. The restaurant then posted photos of the broken window on Instagram. “When you kindly tell the man smoking... (Continue reading)

Prowler grabs at women in Nipomo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a prowler who allegedly broke into two homes in Nipomo early Friday morning and grabbed women inside each of them. Both women were uninjured during the intrusions.... (Continue reading)

Gov. Newsom accused of keeping coronavirus data secret

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The state of California is refusing to disclose how exactly it calculates whether or not to lift Gov. Gavin Newsom’s regional stay-at-home orders. [ABC News] Newsom allows regions to emerge from stay-at-home orders when it is projected... (Continue reading)

Multiple entities vaccinating residents of SLO County

The San Luis Obispo County Health Department, local hospitals and several pharmacies have administered thousands of vaccines to local residents. The four San Luis Obispo County hospitals have provided employees a first vaccination and some employees both doses. The hospitals... (Continue reading)

Unemployment in SLO County soars during lockdown

BY CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate climbed in December as the region lost approximately 800 jobs amid Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. Layoffs prompted by California’s shelter at home order... (Continue reading)

Shooting leads deputies on high-speed chase from Oceano to Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Shortly after reports of a shooting Thursday morning, an allegedly intoxicated Grover Beach man led San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase from Oceano to Santa Maria, which ended in a car crash. At... (Continue reading)

Man accused of raping woman in assisted living facility in Goleta

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A worker at several assisted living homes in Santa Barbara County allegedly engaged in sex acts with three elderly patients, raping at least one of them. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives, along with Santa Barbara police officers,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County judge halts more cases against BLM protesters

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County judge on Tuesday halted the criminal case against five Black Lives Matter protesters who are being prosecuted for actions at a demonstration separate than the one that led to charges against activist... (Continue reading)

One man murdered, 12-year-old shot in Lompoc

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A pair of shootings in Lompoc on Wednesday left a man dead and a 12-year-old boy wounded by an apparent stray bullet. First, at about 11:35 a.m., a 911 caller reported a shooting in an encampment located... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus cases continue to drop in SLO County, vaccine slots opening

The average weekly number of new coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo fell by 36.4% in the past seven days, as the county continues to vaccinate seniors 75 and above, according to the California Department of Public Health. Residents over... (Continue reading)