Daily Briefs

Grover Beach police seeking man who set off destructive device

Grover Beach police are seeking a person of interest related to “destructive” devices that were set off earlier this month in the South County city. [Cal Coast Times] At about 5:22 p.m. on Feb. 1, devices were set off in... (Continue reading)

Highway 1 closed north of San Simon because of incoming storm

Caltrans has closed Highway 1 north of San Simeon because of a significant storm expected to reach the Central Coast Tuesday evening. Storm activity is forecast through Thursday morning. [Cal Coast Times] At both Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek, gates... (Continue reading)

SLO County sheriff’s deputy injured in crash near Cal Poly

A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy was extricated from his unmarked car after it was struck by another vehicle near Cal Poly Tuesday morning. [Tribune] At about 10 a.m., a woman in a black Dodge Charger turned left off... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar bus driver pleads guilty to sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl

A former Lucia Mar Unified School District bus driver will serve 16 years in prison for sexually abusing a special-needs 9-year-old girl after agreeing to a plea deal with prosecutors. [Tribune] David Kenneth Lamb, 50, abused the girl, now 12,... (Continue reading)

Man stabbed in chest while driving in Los Osos

While driving in his car, a man was stabbed in the chest early Saturday morning near the intersection of 6th Street and Santa Ysabel Avenue in Los Osos, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles teens circulate threatening Snapchat post with AR-15

A Snapchat post containing an image of an AR-15 rifle and a warning not to go to school caused a scare for some Paso Robles High School students and parents but was ultimately deemed to be an unfounded threat. [Cal... (Continue reading)

FPPC seeking authority to fine officials for illegal expenditures of public funds

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Alleging that public officials are illegally using taxpayer funds for political campaign activity and doing so with impunity, the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is lobbying lawmakers to amend a state law so that it can... (Continue reading)

Man wrongfully convicted of Simi Valley murder to get $21 million

A 71-year-old man who spent nearly 39 years behind bars for a double murder conviction before being exonerated and let out of prison has reached a $21 million settlement agreement with the city of Simi Valley. [Ventura County Star] Craig... (Continue reading)

More than 30,000 customers lose power across the Central Coast

More than 30,000 customers across San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County lost electricity during multiple power outages over the weekend. [Cal Coast Times] On Saturday evening, a tree toppled over into a transmission tower in the Santa... (Continue reading)

Burglars shoot out taproom windows in Cholame, video

A pair of armed burglars shot out the windows of the Mission Trail Cider House taproom located on the historic Hearst Jack Ranch on Highway 46 in Cholame on Jan. 19. [Cal Coast Times] At about 8:35 p.m., the thieves... (Continue reading)