Daily Briefs

Feds cancel plans to house migrant children at Camp Roberts

By KAREN VELIE As the number of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border falls, and amid complaints that the base at Camp Roberts is not suitable for children, the federal government no longer plans to house children on the base... (Continue reading)

Vegetation fire burning on the Cuesta Grade near Santa Margarita

Update: The Tower Fire was 100 percent contained on June 6, with the number of acres burned lowered to 20 to 25. Original: A vegetation fire has burned about 35 acres off the Cuesta Grade near Santa Margarita, with zero... (Continue reading)

Judge overturns California’s assault weapon ban

A federal judge overturned California’s assault weapon ban on Friday, saying the law is unconstitutional because it violates the Second Amendment. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of the Southern District of California compared the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife... (Continue reading)

Dust-up over man removing ribbons in San Luis Obispo and officer

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s investigator last month spotted a Cal Poly student removing blue ribbons honoring slain police detective Luca Benedetti while driving Benedetti’s widow, leading to a heated confrontation. The investigator ended up... (Continue reading)

Fire damages property next to San Luis Obispo homeless shelter

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A vegetation fire broke out early Friday morning on the property adjacent to the Prado Road homeless shelter in San Luis Obispo, burning debris and one vehicle. The fire started shortly before 2 a.m. at 46 Prado... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo adopts budget, opts not to defund police

BY JOSH FRIEMAN Despite calls from members of the public to defund the police and shift money into other programs, the city of San Luis Obispo is increasing the SLO Police Department’s budget. On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo City... (Continue reading)

SLO County deputies searching for suspected child molester

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies have searching unsuccessfully for weeks for a man suspected of molesting children and are now appealing to the public for help finding the suspect. David Paul Wilson, who last lived in... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man found guilty of child sex crimes, facing life in prison

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County judge on Wednesday found a Paso Robles man guilty of 16 felonies and 36 misdemeanors for sexually abusing four children and videotaping three dozen other victims. Jason Robert Porter, 49, faces the... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man charged with multiple firearm offenses

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A probation search conducted last week at a Nipomo man’s home allegedly netted a pair of illicit rifles and ended with the suspect’s arrest. On May 27, members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Gang Task... (Continue reading)

Former SLO County man on death row dies in prison

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County man who murdered a woman and her three children in Nipomo in 1986, and had been on death row since the following year, died on Memorial Day. Correctional officers found Richard Allen... (Continue reading)