Daily Briefs

Santa Barbara County Jail inmate dies while infected with coronavirus

A 38-year-old inmate at the Santa Barbara County Jail died on Tuesday evening after battling the coronavirus. On July 11, Santa Maria police arrested Eduardo Velazquez, 38, for felonies including kidnapping to commit rape, aggravated sexual assault of a minor,... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly plans for most students to return to campus

California State University system administrators approved Cal Poly’s plan for limited in-person classes and on-campus housing for the fall quarter, according to a campus-wide email sent Wednesday. Approximately 13 percent of classes will be held in person. These include labs... (Continue reading)

Former Cal Poly football player accused of assault

San Luis Obispo Police arrested a former Cal Poly football player on Aug. 6 for assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. While Saia Fonongaloa, 22, still appears on the 2019 roster, he is no longer listed on the... (Continue reading)

Deputies searching for Paso Robles runaway teen

With school starting next week, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to help locate a runaway teen from Paso Robles who has been missing for more than two months. On May 31, the father of... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo fines gym for coronavirus rules violation

A San Luis Obispo fitness center that that reportedly remained open for inside workouts, and at which some gym members were seen not wearing masks, received a $1,000 fine from the city of San Luis Obispo on Monday for violating... (Continue reading)

Dog missing after fire destroys Atascadero home

A fire destroyed a single-family home in Atascadero early Monday morning, displacing multiple residents and leaving a dog missing. Shortly before 1 a.m., a 911 caller reported the fire burning at a home at 5305 Vega Avenue. At the time... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student accused of making child porn, illicit bathroom filming

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 21-year-old man last week who allegedly set up cameras in bathrooms at various locations he lived, including a Cal Poly dormitory. Milan Chaudhary allegedly filmed both minors and adults in bathrooms in... (Continue reading)

SLO County sets another coronavirus daily case record

San Luis Obispo County reported 85 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began. The county also recorded its 16 death, a person in their 60s with underlying health conditions. During the past three... (Continue reading)

One person shot, another stabbed in Santa Maria

Santa Maria Police are searching for a gunman who shot a victim multiple times Saturday evening. At about 7:20 p.m., the gunman shot an adult victim near La Salle and Columbus drives. Prior to officers arriving at the scene, a... (Continue reading)

Man steals landscaping from SLO coffeehouse

With plans to increase customers through outdoor dining, the owners of the Kreuzberg coffeehouse on Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo purchased a variety of potted plants to place around their parklet. However, Thursday evening a man snatched multiple plants,... (Continue reading)