Daily Briefs

Atascadero police searching for missing at-risk teen

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Atascadero police officers are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl who they say is at risk because of her age and current mental state.  Maggie Gallagher reportedly left her home at 9 a.m. on Monday. She may... (Continue reading)

Mountain lion rips dog away from owner in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A mountain lion attacked a dog and ripped it away from its owner Saturday evening in San Luis Obispo. Alysha Periera was walking her dog near Laguna Lake Mobile Estates, a mobile home park located on Perfumo... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police to conduct DUI patrols on Valentines Day

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police officer plan to patrol for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs on Valentines Day, the department announced Tuesday morning. Additional officers will be patrolling the streets from 5... (Continue reading)

Central Coast umpire pay dispute may impact prep baseball games

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Central Coast baseball umpires and high school officials are engaged in a pay dispute that could result in teams primarily playing games on Saturdays this spring in order to accommodate out-of-area crews. [Tribune] On Friday, contentious talks... (Continue reading)

Highway 101 closed overnight in north Santa Barbara County

By KAREN VELIE Caltrans is shutting down a portion of Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County on Monday night for repair work, according to a press release. At 8 p.m., Highway 101 at the interchange with State Route 135 in... (Continue reading)

SLO police identify teen suspected of fatal hit-and-run

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police identified the teen driver who allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist Saturday night and then fled the scene as 19-year-old Jorge Eduardo Torres, according to police. After Torres fled, a second car also... (Continue reading)

Hit-and-run driver kills bicyclist in SLO

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police officers arrested a driver who allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist Saturday night and fled. Officers discovered a crumpled bicycle and a body lying on Higuera Street south of Prado Road. The... (Continue reading)

Man charged with two Central Coast cold-case murders

By KAREN VELIE A man is in jail after DNA linked him to the 1981 murders of two Central Coast women, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. On Jan. 18, 1981, patrol deputies responded to the 700 block of... (Continue reading)

Shooting, stabbing during violent Friday night in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE A stabbing and a shooting in less than two hours kept Paso Robles police officers busy on Friday night. One person was stabbed near the Walmart on Niblick Road, with a suspect on the run. Across town... (Continue reading)

Three people injured in felony DUI crash in rural Santa Margarita

By KAREN VELIE Three people were injured in a felony DUI crash on Highway 58 in rural Santa Margarita on Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. Shortly before 8 a.m., 19-year-old Luis Montesinos of Santa Maria was headed... (Continue reading)