Daily Briefs


Body found on Santa Barbara beach identified as former pro surfer

The man whose body was found on a Santa Barbara beach on Saturday has been identified as former professional surfer and commercial fisherman Chris Brown, 48. [Cal Coast Times] At the age of 17, Brown won the juniors division of... (Continue reading)

Woman leads officers on high-speed chase in SLO County

A San Francisco woman fled CHP officers on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo County Monday afternoon in a chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph. [KSBY] At about 12:30 p.m., a CHP officer attempted to stop a... (Continue reading)

Two Santa Maria men allegedly beat man during home invasion

Two Santa Maria men showed up at the home of a 65-year-old man early in the morning, claiming to be sheriff’s deputies, then robbed and brutally beat the victim, fracturing his skull, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles officer injured in altercation with suspect

Two people, one of whom is a police officer, suffered injuries Monday morning after a man under the influence of an illicit substance and carrying a “blade” allegedly engaged in multiple altercations at a Paso Robles park. [KSBY] Cordel Cryer,... (Continue reading)

Senator Kamala Harris announces run for president

California Sen. Kamala Harris formally jumped in the race Monday for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president of the United States. [Cal Coast Times] Harris, a first-term United States senator and former California attorney general, announced her run for president... (Continue reading)

Male corpse found at Santa Barbara beach

A male corpse was discovered on Hendry’s Beach in Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoon, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] The body was located just above the shoreline about a mile away from Hendry’s Beach. Detectives... (Continue reading)

Skateboarder hit and killed in Nipomo

A 24-year-old skateboarder who had previously appeared in articles about the need for a safe place to skateboard in South County was hit and killed by a vehicle Friday night in Nipomo. [Cal Coast Times] Matthew Diaz was headed southbound... (Continue reading)

Woman stabbed in rural Nipomo

An assailant stabbed a woman walking to her car after working in a field in rural Nipomo on Friday afternoon. [KCOY] At about 2:30 p.m., the woman suffered non life-threatening injuries at a field near Division and Oso Flaco Lake... (Continue reading)

Man and dog escape fire in Paso Robles

A man and his dog managed to escape a motorhome that caught on fire in Paso Robles on Thursday evening. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6:30 p.m., a witness reported that a 1979 Dodge motorhome was on fire. Firefighters contained... (Continue reading)

Illegal San Luis Obispo County marijuana delivery service busted

While writing a speeding ticket in Buellton, a deputy discovered the teen driver was transporting a large amount of marijuana products for an illegal cannabis delivery service that operates out of San Luis Obispo County. [Cal Coast Times] The 18-year-old... (Continue reading)