Daily Briefs


Lompoc teacher overdoses at school, loses his job

By KAREN VELIE Lompoc police officers arrested a substitute teacher at Lompoc High School in March after he overdosed in a school bathroom during the school day. [KSBY] On the afternoon of March 14, a caller reported finding an unresponsive... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly students likely to pay for St. Fratty’s Day damage to dorms

i By JOSH FRIEDMAN Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students will likely receive bills for damage done to dorms during last month’s St. Fratty’s Day celebration that spiraled out of control.  On the morning of March 16, an estimated 6,000... (Continue reading)

Semi-truck hits fire hydrant in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A semi-truck crashed into a fire hydrant in San Luis Obispo on Thursday, sending water gushing into the air and along California Boulevard.  Shortly before 1 p.m., a caller reported the collision by the intersection of California... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police arrest woman driving stolen vehicle

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach police officers arrested a woman on Tuesday for allegedly stealing a vehicle.  After being alerted to a vehicle that had reportedly been stolen in the Southern California city of Vista, officers located the car in... (Continue reading)

Driver killed in two car crash in Grover Beach

By KAREN VELIE One driver was killed in a two car crash on Oak Park Boulevard in Grover Beach on Wednesday evening. Shortly before 5 p.m., a caller reported a crash on Oak Park Boulevard near El Camino Real. Emergency... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man’s stands off after chase from Oceano to Guadalupe

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Grover Beach man on Tuesday led authorities on a chase from Oceano to a location near Guadalupe, where he then engaged in a standoff with personnel from multiple law enforcement agencies.  San Luis Obispo County dispatchers... (Continue reading)

Three vehicles crashed in front of San Luis Obispo fire station

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Three vehicles collided Tuesday morning in front of San Luis Obispo Fire Station 1 by the intersection of Broad Street, South Street and Santa Barbara Avenue, sending a wheel from a Tesla shooting across the roadway. At... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man arrested for shooting 15-year-old girl

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police arrested a Santa Maria man on Tuesday for a drive-by shooting that wounded a 15-year-old girl earlier this year.  At approximately 3:15 a.m. on Feb. 1, a 911 caller reported a shooting in the 800 block... (Continue reading)

Driver who struck and killed SLO couple sentenced to prison

By KAREN VELIE The 24-year-old man who struck and killed a San Luis Obispo couple while speeding on Sacramento Drive last fall was sentenced Tuesday to five years and four month in prison. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County appoints new new human resources director

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to appoint current Deputy Human Resources Director Jamie Russell to head the department. Russell replaces Human Resources Director Tami Douglas-Schatz, who is leaving the county after 15... (Continue reading)