Daily Briefs

Motions for dismissal and gag order continued in Tianna Arata case

By CCN STAFF While supporters of four Black Lives Matter protesters chanted for the judge to dismiss their cases, San Luis Obispo County Court Judge Mathew Guerrero continued the hearing on a motion to dismiss and a motion for a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles robber sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge sentenced a man convicted of robbing Pacific Premier Bank in Paso Robles to 25 years to life in prison. On Nov. 15, 2019, two masked men with handguns entered Pacific Premier Bank on 12th Street... (Continue reading)

Man died at Lopez Lake attempting to save a relative

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 39-year-old Grover Beach man drowned in Lopez Lake after attempting to rescue a relative who appeared to be in distress while swimming, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. The county coroner’s unit has... (Continue reading)

Three men caught in Santa Barbara sting attempting to have sex with a minor

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three men last week who were caught in a sting trying to have sex with an underage girl. Deputies arrested 37-year-old Scott Garey of Santa Barbara and 24-year-old Pottanapong Phakdeeviset of Camarillo on Friday... (Continue reading)

Hearst demands payments from San Simeon CSD

By KAREN VELIE The San Simeon Community Services District Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to approve an agreement with the owners of the Hearst Ranch, which allows the district’s water treatment plant to remain temporarily on the ranch.... (Continue reading)

Man’s body found outside Paso Robles steakhouse and saloon

By KAREN VELIE A man’s body was discovered in a truck parked outside Cool Hand Luke’s in Paso Robles Wednesday morning. Shortly after 8 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man who appeared in distress in a vehicle in the... (Continue reading)

Divers find Arroyo Grande man’s body in Lopez Lake

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Search teams located the body of an Arroyo Grande man at Lopez Lake on Tuesday, a couple days after a report of a person possibly drowning in the South County reservoir. On Sunday, shortly before 4 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Atascadero State Hospital police officer charged with embezzlement

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Atascadero State Hospital police officer Monday evening on numerous charges, including embezzlement and narcotics and weapons violations. Leonel Lazaro, 36, was arrested on a Ramey warrant in Santa Maria near... (Continue reading)

State funds Paso Robles hotel conversion to housing for the homeless

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The state of California has awarded a grant of more than $15 million to the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) in order to purchase Motel 6 in Paso Robles and convert it into a shelter... (Continue reading)

SLO County coronavirus cases level, few hospitalizations

The average number of new coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo County and California have remained primarily flat since mid-September, while the number of hospitalizations and deaths continue to decline. During the past 12 days, SLO County reported 234 new... (Continue reading)