Daily Briefs

Woman runs over and kills catalytic converter thief

By KAREN VELIE A woman accidentally drove over and killed a man attempting to steal a catalytic converter from her truck which was parked in a lot in Southern California. While the woman was parked at a Target in Palmdale... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police catch wanted man with meth

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach police on Tuesday arrested a wanted man with a stash of methamphetamine. An officer on patrol near 12th Street and Longbranch Avenue recognized a man he knew had eight outstanding warrants, according to the Grover... (Continue reading)

Nearly $11 million grant awarded for Grover Beach housing project

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN The state of California has decided to award People’s Self-Help Housing a grant of nearly $11 million for a Grover Beach affordable housing project. California’s Department of Finance is awarding $10.85 million to People’s Self-Help Housing... (Continue reading)

Runaway Atascadero teen found in Fresno

By KAREN VELIE Law enforcement found a teen runaway from Atascadero in Fresno earlier today. The 15-year-old has been reunited with her family. Maggie Gallagher reportedly left her home on Monday morning. It was suspected that she was headed to... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara police charge man with murder of a 3-year-old

By KAREN VELIE Santa Barbara police officers arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly murdering his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter last month. On Feb. 4, a 911 caller reported the toddler had fallen out of bed and injured herself. First responder gave... (Continue reading)

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)