Daily Briefs

Plane crashes in the Ocean off Goleta, killing the pilot

One person was killed on Sunday morning after the single-engine plane they were flying crashed into the ocean near Goleta. Shortly after 7 a.m., the female pilot left Santa Barbara in route to the Tahoe area. The pilot was the... (Continue reading)

Officer injured, shots fired at Los Angeles police station

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An intruder pistol whipped an officer at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Community Station Saturday night. The suspect entered the station, had an altercation with an officer, and grabbed the officer’s gun. Several rounds were fired... (Continue reading)

Protesters march, block traffic in San Luis Obispo

By RICHARD BASTIAN Protesters marched through the streets of San Luis Obispo on Friday night, at times sitting in intersections and shouting “police get away with murder,” days after an officer was not charged with murder following the death of... (Continue reading)

Uptick in coronavirus cases in California, SLO County

The average number of new coronavirus cases statewide and in San Luis Obispo has risen slightly over the past week, following a month-long downhill trend. During the past seven days, SLO County has reported 174 new coronavirus cases, or an... (Continue reading)

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)

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)