Daily Briefs


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)

Firefighters rescue resident from home fire in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE Firefighters helped a resident escape from a burning home in Paso Robles on Sunday afternoon. At 12:35, a caller reported a home on fire at 434 Cherokee Court. Firefighters arrived at the scene and discovered a fire... (Continue reading)

Attempted kidnapping at UC Santa Barbara

By KAREN VELIE The University of California Santa Barbara Police Department is investigating an attempted kidnapping of a female on Saturday night. Shortly before 10 p.m., the university sent out an emergency alert regarding an attempted abduction at the Labryinth,... (Continue reading)

Man dies after falling off cliff in Isla Vista

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man died after falling off a cliff in Isla Vista on Saturday.  Shortly before 3 p.m., the man fell approximately 50 feet over a cliff behind 6625 Del Playa, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire... (Continue reading)

Two people found dead near Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County deputies discovered the bodies of two people on a residential property in Heritage Ranch near Paso Robles on Friday. Shortly before 4 p.m., a caller reported they had spotted a man’s dead body... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police arrest suspect 35 years after murder

By KAREN VELIE Santa Maria police officers on Friday arrested a 57-year-old suspect in a murder that occurred 35 years ago. On Sept. 18, 1988, investigators believe Aloysius Winthrop James killed 30-year-old Ofelia Sandoval at the Town Center Hotel on... (Continue reading)

Plane crashes in Paso Robles, 3 people injured

By KAREN VELIE A small plane crashed off the runway at the Paso Robles Municipal Airport on Friday, injuring three people. Shortly before noon, firefighters arrived at the airport to find an aircraft flipped on its roof about 300 feet... (Continue reading)

Man leads officers on chase, arrested in Arroyo Grande

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Arroyo Grande police arrested a man on Thursday who led officers on a high-speed chase from northern Santa Barbara County to southern San Luis Obispo County, which then transformed into a manhunt in the Five Cities.  The... (Continue reading)

Ambulance transporting patient sideswiped on Highway 154, paramedic injured

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A vehicle sideswiped an ambulance that was traveling on Highway 154, transporting a patient to a Central Coast emergency room early Friday morning.  Shortly before 4 a.m., a caller reported the collision in the Windy Gap area... (Continue reading)

Drunk driver crashes into Caltrans yard in SLO, hits dump truck

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An alleged drunk driver crashed a small SUV into the Caltrans yard in San Luis Obispo early Thursday morning and hit a dump truck inside the facility. The driver was traveling westbound on Madonna Road before veering... (Continue reading)