September, 2020

Paso Robles police arrest three for accessory to murder

Police detectives arrested three more people on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in the murder of Trevon Perry, a witness in an ongoing murder case. Officers arrested Nyessa Ron, 22, Valente Holquin III, 18, in Victorville and Alberto Garzon, 25,... (Continue reading)

Man shoots deputy in Templeton in suspected suicide by cop

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A North County man and convicted felon, who was believed to have been suicidal, ambushed San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies in Templeton Thursday morning, shooting one deputy in the leg, prior to being killed by law... (Continue reading)

Fire burns structure, three acres in rural Santa Margarita

A structure caught on fire in rural Santa Margarita Thursday afternoon, and the blaze spread into vegetation, burning a few acres of land. At about 2:30 p.m., a 911 caller reported the fire burning at 3935 Park Hill Road. After... (Continue reading)

Sheriff’s deputy shot in the leg in Templeton, gunman killed

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy in the leg near Highway 101 in Templeton Thursday morning, prior to being killed in a shootout with law enforcement.  The gunman opened fire at about 10:20... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly accused of overlooking football player’s bullying

By KAREN VELIE Allegations that Cal Poly quarterback Jalen Hamler was bullying business owners in San Luis Obispo shocked many, but not a former supervisor at the university’s food court. Samuel Hammond had called university police multiple times to report... (Continue reading)

Two SLO County residents under 50 die with coronavirus

One person under the age of 50 and another under the age of 40 died this week of the coronavirus, the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department announced Wednesday. The deaths mark the first two SLO County residents under... (Continue reading)

California halts unemployment claims amid fraud

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Amid allegations of widespread fraud in the state’s unemployment system and a spike in fraudulent claims during the coronavirus pandemic, California has temporarily stopped accepting applications for new payments. On Sunday, the California Employment Development Department (EDD)... (Continue reading)

Murdered person’s dismembered body found in Nipomo

The dismembered remains of a person who was reported missing in Dec. 2018 were found Monday at the Blacklake Golf Resort in Nipomo. As part of a missing person investigation, a Santa Barbara County sheriff’s dive team searched a lake... (Continue reading)

SLO County new coronavirus rules, schools could open in 2 weeks

San Luis Obispo County on Tuesday moved from the most-restrictive purple tier into the moderately-restrictive red tier in the state’s coronavirus monitoring system, a move that will allow schools to reopen K-12 schools. Regulations relaxed under the red tier: •... (Continue reading)

Five injured in crash near Los Alamos

Five people suffered injuries, with one being airlifted to the hospital, following a collision on Highway 101 near Los Alamos Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after noon, two cars collided close to Cat Canyon Road, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire... (Continue reading)