Daily Briefs

Morro Bay trio rescued after placing message in a bottle

A trio of Morro Bay residents were stranded atop a waterfall during an adventure in Monterey County but were rather quickly rescued after placing a help message in a water bottle and floating it down a river. [Tribune] In June,... (Continue reading)

Man threatens mass shooting at Atascadero apartment complex

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man allegedly threatened to carry out a mass shooting at an Atascadero apartment complex, which prompted a police investigation that determined the suspect did not have the means to follow through on the threat. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County identifies more victims of deadly boat fire

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff Office confirmed the identities of five additional victims of the 34 who were killed in the Conception dive boat disaster on the morning of Sept. 2. [Cal Coast Times] The Coroner’s Office, with the assistance... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced in SLO hit-man-for-hire case

San Luis Obispo County Judge Jesse Marino sentenced a 33-year-old man to three years in prison on Tuesday for trying to hire a hit man to kill his stepmother. [Cal Coast Times] Last month, a jury found Beau Brigham of... (Continue reading)

Possibility of arson in fire that destroyed barn on San Luis Ranch

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The fire that burned a historic barn on the former Dalidio Ranch on Madonna Road was caused by a person or people, according to San Luis Obispo fire officials. [KSBY] On Feb. 8, a fire burned a... (Continue reading)

Marijuana group funds school position in Carpinteria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Santa Barbara County School district will hire a middle school counselor using funds obtained from a marijuana growers association, a move prompting outrage among some parents. The Cannabis Association for Responsible Producers, also known as CARP... (Continue reading)

SLO man arrested for burglarizing homes in Arroyo Grande

Surveillance videos taken from cameras at neighbor’s homes helped Arroyo Grande police identify and arrest a 29-year-old San Luis Obispo man for an alleged burglary, police said. Shortly before 11 a.m. on Friday, a caller reported a burglary at a... (Continue reading)

Injured man airlifted off Bishop Peak in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A California Highway Patrol helicopter airlifted an injured man off Bishop Peak Sunday morning. [Cal Coast Times] The 30-year-old San Jose man suffered undisclosed injuries after falling from a rock just off the Bishop Peak trail near... (Continue reading)

Man seriously injured in random attack in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police are searching for two men suspected in an violent, unprovoked stabbing Sunday night. [Cal Coast Times] At about 9 p.m., a man was standing near a food truck in the 800 block of N.... (Continue reading)

Lompoc mayor speaks out against murder of military man

Lompoc Mayor Jenelle Osborne is asking the community for assistance in identifying any suspects involved in the shooting death of a man on leave from the Army who was shot multiple times while strolling on a street in Lompoc over... (Continue reading)