Daily Briefs


Atascadero sex offender allegedly sodomized a child

A convicted sex offender who lives in Atascadero is facing fresh sexual abuse allegations, which include a charge of sodomizing a child under the age of 10. [Cal Coast Times] Fred Raymond Knight II, 43, is currently in the San... (Continue reading)

Gov. Jerry Brown invites Heidi Harmon to Global Climate Action Summit

California Gov. Jerry Brown has invited San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon to the Global Climate Action Summit, an event that will take place next month in San Francisco and aims to “decarbonize the world.” [Cal Coast Times] Harmon posted... (Continue reading)

Suspect stabs woman in Santa Maria motel

An unidentified man stabbed a woman at a Santa Maria motel early Tuesday morning. [Cal Coast Times] The woman survived the stabbing which occurred at about 2:30 a.m. at the Colonial Motel at 1866 South Broadway. The victim is reportedly... (Continue reading)

Valley Fever kills 6 in SLO County in 2018

Even though California recorded the highest ever number of cases of Valley Fever last year, cases of the disease are spiking this year, particularly in San Luis Obispo County. [Cal Coast Times] Over the first six months of 2018, six... (Continue reading)

Bill allowing medical marijuana at schools passes California Legislature

A bill that would allow parents to come to their child’s school to administer a dose of medical marijuana has made its way to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. [Cal Coast Times] SB 1127, authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill... (Continue reading)

Four people overdose at party in Santa Barbara County

Four people attending a party in the Mission Canyon area near Santa Barbara overdosed on opiates early Sunday morning. Paramedics successfully treated each of the victims with NARCAN. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 a.m., a caller reported a man... (Continue reading)

Democratic congressional candidates stand against California gas tax

With California’s gas tax becoming a hot issue in congressional races and constituencies in swing districts appearing to support a repeal, certain Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives are taking stands against the fuel tax. [Cal Coast Times] Three... (Continue reading)

Man arrested after breaking into woman’s home in SLO

A San Luis Obispo woman awoke early Sunday morning to find a stranger inside her home, according to police. [Cal Coast Times] At about 4 a.m., a woman called 911 saying an unknown man was inside her home in the... (Continue reading)

Abel Maldonado does not have an illegal marijuana farm

Allegations that former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado was leasing his land to an illegal marijuana farm have been proven unfounded. [Cal Coast Times] A few weeks ago, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy noticed what appeared to be 30... (Continue reading)

Drowsy driver killed in Highway 101 crash

A Santa Maria woman was killed early Saturday morning after she fell asleep while driving on Highway 101 in northern Santa Barbara County. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 a.m., the woman was driving 70 miles per hour northbound on... (Continue reading)