Daily Briefs

Teen charged with murder in killing of elderly woman in Arroyo Grande

A Fresno teen is charged with killing a 77-year-old woman at her home in rural Arroyo Grande on Friday afternoon. While responding to reports of a possible trespass at a home on the 2000 block of Chamisal Lane, deputies found... (Continue reading)

Shark attacks California woman off beach in Maui

A 35-year-old California woman is in stable condition after a shark attacked her on Thanksgiving while she was swimming in the ocean off a beach in Hawaii. Shortly before 3 p.m., the woman was swimming about 100 yards off Honokowai... (Continue reading)

Deputies find woman’s body in rural Arroyo Grande, two people detained

While responding to a possible trespass at a home in rural Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputies discovered the body of a woman. Deputies later detained two people in relation to the death. Shortly after 5 p.m., a... (Continue reading)

Firefighters battle three fires in SLO County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Three small fires broke out in San Luis Obispo County Friday morning, with one each burning in rural San Simeon, rural Arroyo Grande and Paso Robles. A caller reported the first fire, burning at 5855 San Simeon... (Continue reading)

Sexual predator attacking women on Santa Barbara County trails

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a possible sexual predator on hiking trails, following two reported incidents of sex crimes against hikers in rural areas. On Oct. 11, a male suspect accosted a female... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man impresses Tony Hawk on Ellen, video

An Arroyo Grande man not only impressed skate boarding legend Tony Hawk with his skills, but also his positive attitude following a life-changing fall from Bishops Peak in San Luis Obispo. In 2016, then 18-year-old Evan Lalanne was hiking with... (Continue reading)

Inmate Scott Peterson part of massive unemployment fraud scheme

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Amid his bid to get his murder convictions overturned, Scott Peterson allegedly participated in a “massive” coronavirus-related unemployment fraud scheme that enabled other inmates and him, as well as their associates, to fraudulently collect hundreds of millions... (Continue reading)

Alleged killer who dumped body in Nipomo tied to the Aryan Brotherhood

A judge ruled last week that enough evidence exists for a Santa Maria woman to stand trial for the murder of a man whose remains were found on a Nipomo golf course in September. [Tribune] Kimberly Machleit, 35, is one... (Continue reading)

Is the surge in Coronavirus cases slowing in SLO County?

While new coronavirus cases in California surge to more than 17,800 a day, during the past seven days the average number of daily new cases in San Luis Obispo County has remained in the low 70s. Likely spread through Halloween... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara Zoo lion cub recovering after close call

Pauline, a 2-week-old lion cub at the Santa Barbara Zoo, is bouncing back after she became critically ill shortly after her birth. Born to Felicia and Ralph on Nov. 5, the cub’s health quickly deteriorated. On Nov. 19, zoo keepers... (Continue reading)