Daily Briefs


Carjacking California inmate escapes San Quentin

A California prisoner serving a sentence for carjacking escaped San Quentin State Prison Wednesday evening and reportedly carjacked a person in order to flee authorities. [Cal Coast Times] At about 9:35 p.m., prison guards discovered Shalom Mendoza, 21, was missing... (Continue reading)

Manhunt ongoing for suspect who shot and killed California officer

Authorities are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a police officer during a traffic stop in Northern California early Wednesday morning. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 1 a.m., Newman Police Officer Ronil Singh, 33, was conducting a traffic... (Continue reading)

Grinch alert: thieves steal dozens of laptops from Goleta Best Buy

Shortly before Christmas, the Goleta Best Buy lost some valuable inventory as thieves stole approximately 60 MacBook computers valued at about $75,000 from the store early Sunday morning, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times] A... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach mobile home destroyed in fire

A fire destroyed a mobile home in Grover Beach on Christmas morning. At about 8 a.m. on Tuesday, a neighbor noticed smoke coming from a mobile home near Grand Avenue and 13th Street and called 911, according to the Five... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo based Mindbody to sell for $1.9 billion

San Luis Obispo-based software company Mindbody announced Monday it has entered into a merger deal in which it will sell to a private equity firm for $1.9 billion. [Cal Coast Times] Mindbody is a publicly traded company that sells software... (Continue reading)

Thief snatches wallet in SLO, spends $4,300 on stolen credit card

San Luis Obispo police are trying to identify a man who snatched a wallet from a woman’s purse, then made a $4,300 purchase using the victim’s credit card. [Cal Coast Times] The suspect, who is pictured in surveillance photos police... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay police searching for armed robber

Morro Bay police are searching for a man with a gun who robbed a check cashing business on Saturday. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before noon, an Hispanic man entered Check into Cash, brandished a firearm and then fled the area... (Continue reading)

California to consider restructuring PG&E to protect residents

Amid ongoing serious safety problems, California utility regulators are considering a handful of options to restructure PG&E, according to a Friday announcement. In recent years, PG&E has had serious safety problems with both its natural gas and electric operations. In... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man who threatened Women’s March organizers in jail

The Atascadero man convicted of making criminal threats on Facebook against the organizers of the Women’s March San Luis Obispo is currently incarcerated in jail for violating his probation, according to the sheriff’s website. [Cal Coast Times] Earlier this month,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man accused of eBay fraud scheme

Officers arrested a Paso Robles man on Thursday who was allegedly running a scheme in which he would used fraudulent credit card numbers to purchase items online, then resell them on eBay. [Cal Coast Times] Paso Robles and Atascadero police... (Continue reading)