Daily Briefs

Nipomo man sentenced to 24 years to life for fatal DUI crash

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge on Thursday sentenced a Nipomo man to 24 years to life in prison for driving under the influence of drugs and killing a 72-year-old Atascadero man. [Tribune] On Aug. 6, 2021, Patrick W. McDuffee... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach clerk approves initiative to repeal water rate increase

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach City Clerk Wendi Sims on Thursday certified a petition to repeal the city’s 112% water and sewer rate increase. The Measure was submitted by GroverH2O, a grassroots group of Grover Beach citizens who seek to... (Continue reading)

Suspects arrested for attacking man, woman inside Lompoc home

By JOSH FRIEDMAN With help from CHP officers, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man and woman who forced their way into a Lompoc area home on Tuesday, violently attacked a man and woman inside and pistol-whipped the male... (Continue reading)

SLO County Board of Supervisors approve Nipomo housing project

By KAREN VELIE Following a two-day hearing, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday voted 3-2 to approve a more than 1,400-unit housing development in Nipomo, known as the Dana Reserve. The 288-acre site is located on... (Continue reading)

Person killed in crash along Highway 1 near Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A male driver died after crashing into the trailer of a semi-truck along Highway 1 near Santa Maria Wednesday evening.  Shortly before 6 p.m., the driver struck the parked trailer of the semi-truck at approximately on Highway... (Continue reading)

Bystander arrested following fight in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE A 13-year-old bystander was arrested on Wednesday afternoon following a altercation between two teenagers in Paso Robles. Shortly after 4 p.m., a teenager was walking on San Carlos Drive when another teen pulled up in a car,... (Continue reading)

Elderly woman falls 80 feet over Central Coast cliff

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A few days after a fatal fall in Isla Vista, an elderly woman fell 80 feet over a cliff in the Goleta area on Tuesday, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.  Shortly bfore 1 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man sentenced to 70 years to life for child molestation

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday that a judge sentenced a 47-year-old Atascadero man to 70 years to life in prison for repeatedly molesting two children. Christopher Wayne Clark pleaded guilty to... (Continue reading)

Mission Prep substitute teacher arrested for child porn

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities last week arrested a man who served as a substitute teacher at Mission College Prep for allegedly possessing child pornography. [KSBY] Officers arrested Jake Smith on April 16, San Luis Obispo police said. Currently, the... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian hit, injured in San Luis Obispo Costco parking lot

By KAREN VELIE A car crashed into and injured a pedestrian in the Costco parking lot in San Luis Obispo on Monday afternoon. Shortly before 4 p.m., a car hit a person walking in the parking lot. Emergency medical personnel... (Continue reading)