Daily Briefs

Wanted suspect fires gun while fleeing Santa Barbara County deputies

By KAREN VELIE Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested a Santa Maria man after he shot a round from a firearm while attempting to flee on Monday morning. Shortly after 9 a.m., the compliance response team, made up of sheriff... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria High School locked down, student with a knife

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Reports of a student with a gun led to a lockdown of Santa Maria High School Monday morning, though authorities ultimately discovered a knife, rather than a firearm. [KSBY] Officials placed Santa Maria High School on lockdown... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas prices nearing record high, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE Gas prices in San Luis Obispo County have increased during the past week as the national average jumped back up. The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in SLO County went from $5.95 to $6.04,... (Continue reading)

Fire scorches 20 acres at off-roading area near Santa Margarita

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire scorched approximately 20 acres around an off-roading area in the Los Padres National Forest near Santa Margarita on Sunday. A caller reported the fire burning at the Navajo Flat Off-Highway Vehicle Staging Area shortly before... (Continue reading)

Opera San Luis Obispo cancels production, COVID-19 outbreak

By KAREN VELIE Opera San Luis Obipso canceled its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, which was set to take place over Mother’s Day weekend at the Performing Arts Center, because of an outbreak of COVID-19. More than 1,700 tickets... (Continue reading)

Two teens shot in Santa Maria

By KAREN VELIE Two teens were shot Friday night in separate shootings in Santa Maria, according to police. Shortly before 10 p.m., a 19-year-old male, who was suffering from a single gunshot wound, checked himself into Marian Regional Medical Center.... (Continue reading)

Bicyclist killed in crash in rural Templeton

By KAREN VELIE A 68-year-old Templeton man was killed in a bicycle crash on Oakdale Road near Vineyard Drive on April 30. [Tribune] Jeffrey Parks was headed westbound at about 25 mph on Oakdale Road in rural Templeton when he... (Continue reading)

3 arrested for catalytic converter thefts in San Luis Obispo County

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police arrested three Fresno men in connection with multiple catalytic converter thefts on Friday. Shortly before 4 a.m., a Paso Robles police officer pulled a car over for a code violation. The officer noticed then... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man arrested for selling pot, illegal guns

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Santa Maria man who allegedly sold marijuana illegally in northern Santa Barbara County and had a stash of firearms and cash. Recently, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team conducted an investigation... (Continue reading)

Former Morro Bay councilman George Leage died

By JOSH FRIEDMAN George Leage, known as an ever-present man in the Morro Bay waterfront restaurant business, who also served on the city council, has died. [KSBY] Leage died April 27 following a long battle with cancer. He was either... (Continue reading)