Daily Briefs

Three people killed in crash on Highway 1

By KAREN VELIE Three people were killed in a head-on collision on Highway 1 near Lompoc on Tuesday morning. Shortly before 6 a.m., the driver of a Kia was headed southbound on Highway 1 near Constellation Road when his vehicle... (Continue reading)

Armed Santa Maria man smashes window, attacks resident

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria officers arrested a man on Sunday who allegedly smashed the window of a home and assaulted a person before fleeing and engaging in a standoff with police.  At about 5 p.m., a caller reported a... (Continue reading)

Crews rescue injured hiker in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Crews rescued an injured hiker in the Irish Hills Natural Reserve in San Luis Obispo on Sunday.  Rescue personnel located the hiker, who was stranded in open space behind Costco on Los Osos Valley Road. They used... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man killed in crash

By KAREN VELIE A 56-year-old Grover Beach man was killed in a crash on State Route 66 in Santa Maria on Monday morning, according to the CHP. Shortly before 5 a.m., the Grover Beach man was driving a Chevrolet on... (Continue reading)

Firefighters battle two blazes at Paso Robles recycling facility

By KAREN VELIE North County Recycling, a commercial recycling facility in Paso Robles, caught fire on Saturday evening and again on Sunday afternoon. The source of the fires remain under investigation. At 8:27 p.m., a caller reported a fire burning... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles home invasion suspect captured

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police officers arrested a man on Friday who is a suspect in a home invasion robbery in Paso Robles last month. Officers tracked down 33-year-old Leonel Herrejon Sanchez in Rohnert Park, which is located south... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Santa Margarita

By KAREN VELIE A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a Ford truck on Saturday afternoon in Santa Margarita, according to the CHP. Shortly before 2 p.m., 52-year-old Peggy Masuda of Oxnard was traveling southbound on Highway 58 when... (Continue reading)

Motorcycle crash on Highway 101 in Atascadero injures two riders

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A motorcyclist and his passenger suffered injuries after crashing and being thrown off their bike on Highway 101 in Atascadero Thursday night. [Tribune] Jeffery Briggs, 37, was riding a 1998 Harley Davidson southbound on Highway 101 at... (Continue reading)

Guadalupe pays $4 million to settle wrongful death lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE The Guadalupe City Council has agreed to pay $4 million to the family of a man who was shot and killed last year by a police officer who was aiming at another person. On the night of... (Continue reading)

Meta threatens to block news stories on Facebook over California bill

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The state Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would require technology companies to pay media outlets for content they produce, despite tech giant Meta threatening to block news stories on Facebook in California. AB 886, dubbed... (Continue reading)