Daily Briefs


Lightning strikes plane landing in Los Angeles

A lightning bolt struck a Delta Air Lines plane just before it landed at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday morning. [LA Times] Flight 284 had nearly completed a 10-hour, 15-minute journey from Tokyo when lighting struck the plane around 8... (Continue reading)

Brown appoints new San Luis Obispo County judge

Governor Jerry Brown appointed U.S. Magistrate Rita Coyne Federman a San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge Thursday. Federman, 50, has served on the U.S. District Court’s central district of California since 2004. She fills a vacancy created when Judge Teresa Estrada-Mullaney... (Continue reading)

SLO apartment fire injures two

Two firefighters sustained minor injuries and a dog died Thursday in what fire officials called “a rapidly-spreading fire” at a two-story apartment building at 729 Pismo Street in San Luis Obispo. None of the building’s nine residents were hurt, although... (Continue reading)

State’s pot backers undeterred

Tutored by California’s prior failures to become the nation’s legal pot pioneer, advocates in Washington and Colorado learned and subsequently succeeded. Now California marijuana legalization proponents are feeling newly-empowered and eying rekindled efforts to win their next campaign. (San Jose... (Continue reading)

Unmanned vehicle crashes into bus stop

An unmanned car crashed into a bus stop at the corner of Grand Avenue and Abbott Street in San Luis Obispo shortly before 1 a.m. today. The improperly secured Mitsubishi Eclipse rolled off a flatbed truck onto Highway 101, took... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman died in car crash

Paso Robles Police identified the woman killed in Wednesday’s multiple-vehicle crash at Highway 46 East and Golden Hill Road as 19-year-old Morganne Cortes. Four others were injured in the three car collision that occurred at about 9 a.m. Victoria Gonzales,... (Continue reading)

Parolee leads Paso Robles police on chase

A man sought by California parole officers led Paso Robles police on a chase Wednesday afternoon that ended in his arrest. Police attempted to arrest Gabriel Garcia, 40, near the corner of Capitol Hill Drive and Creston Road around 3:30... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo vandals storm Christmas

On the morning of Christmas Eve, vandals broke into Santa’s House in the San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza and disfigured the interior. [KSBY] The small red and white house had a broken door, a Christmas tree on the floor and... (Continue reading)

Australian stomach virus outbreak in San Luis Obispo County

A new strain of a stomach virus has caused at least three outbreaks in San Luis Obispo County within the past month, according to local health officials. All three outbreaks, two of which occurred in restaurants and one in a... (Continue reading)

One dead, three injured in Paso Robles crash

One person was killed and three people were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash at Highway 46 East and Golden Hill Road in Paso Robles Wednesday morning. Police said three vehicles were involved in the accident that occurred at about 9... (Continue reading)