Daily Briefs

SLO County questioning Coastal Commission’s plans for Los Osos

BY KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on May 17 not to adopt the California Coastal Commission’s recommendation to prohibit accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Cambria and Los Osos, at least not until the... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria machete attack leaves man hospitalized, another in jail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police officers arrested a man who allegedly attacked another man with a machete during a fight Saturday afternoon. At about 1 p.m., 911 callers reported a fight in the 300 block of E. Monroe Street.... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara man arrested for attempting to murder roommate

By KAREN VELIE A Santa Barbara man is in jail after he allegedly attempted to murder his housemate on Thursday evening during a physical altercation. Shortly before 9 p.m., a caller reported one man had stabbed another at a residence... (Continue reading)

Report details active shooting event in Nipomo, clears officers

By KAREN VELIE Three peace officers were justified in the fatal 2020 shooting of a 42-year-old man in Nipomo in order to stop his shooting spree, according to a report released Friday by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s... (Continue reading)

Man charged with making racist threats to Nipomo business owner

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a 47-year-old man on Friday for allegedly making a racist threat against a Nipomo business owner. For months, Ricardo Salazar of Santa Maria would sit in his car in front... (Continue reading)

Bomb concerns temporarily closed Highway 101 near Los Alamos

By KAREN VELIE A Caltrans worker found what appeared to be a bomb on Friday morning near Los Alamos leading to the closure of a portion of Highway 101 for approximately three hours. Shortly after 10 a.m., the Caltrans worker... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay wind farm sites up for auction, proposed minimum $8 million bids

By KAREN VELIE The Biden administration on Thursday announced plans to auction five offshore areas for wind development, including three in Morro Bay, with the auctions prices proposed to start at $8 million each. Last year, the federal Department of... (Continue reading)

Deputies investigating possible threat against Righetti High School

By KAREN VELIE Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies are investigation a possible threat against Reghetti High School in Santa Maria. [KSBY] The threatening Snapchat post, by a user with the account name “shootingRHSnext,” mentions “RHS,” which could stand for Reghetti... (Continue reading)

Nearly 10% of SLO County ballots returned

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County voters appear to be taking their time in returning their primary election ballots, with slightly under 10% returned as of Thursday. Of the 186,626 ballots sent to registered voters, 18,360 have been returned... (Continue reading)

Gun wielding Atascadero student sent threat over social media

By KAREN VELIE An Atascadero High School student posted a threatening video of himself racking a shotgun on Wednesday, that led to the evacuation of the school campus on Thursday. The student posted the video on Snapchat, a social media... (Continue reading)