Daily Briefs


Man shot and killed in second Oceano murder this year

A man was shot and killed in Oceano early Wednesday morning, marking the second homicide this year in the South County community. [Cal Coast Times] At about midnight, the victim was shot in the 2200 block of Beach Street, according... (Continue reading)

Thief drags Paso Robles Rite Aid employee under his truck

A Paso Robles Rite Aid loss prevention employee chased a thief out of the drugstore Monday night, only to become trapped and dragged underneath the thief’s getaway vehicle for an entire block. [Cal Coast Times] The Rite Aid worker survived... (Continue reading)

Two large hotels planned for SLO airport area

A developer has submitted initial plans to the city of SLO for building two hotels next to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, which if built, would become the first lodging constructed beside the airport. [Cal Coast Times] Templeton-based Sunsmit... (Continue reading)

Hazmat crews called out to Cal Poly for hot water leak

What happens when hot water leaks from a boiler at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo? Roads are closed, buildings are evacuated and the Hazmat team is called out. [Cal Coast Times] On Monday, Hazmat teams came out to the... (Continue reading)

Judge finds California’s ban on high-capacity magazines unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Friday that California’s ban on high-capacity gun magazines is unconstitutional, striking down a key provision of a successful 2016 ballot initiative that was proposed by now-Gov. Gavin Newsom. [San Francisco Chronicle] In 2000, a state law... (Continue reading)

Woman dies while swimming in the ocean near Santa Barbara

A woman who died while swimming in the ocean off a Santa Barbara beach Sunday morning was pulled to shore by witnesses. [KCOY] Shortly before 10 a.m., a woman in her 40s was swimming at East Beach in the 1300... (Continue reading)

Oceano man arrested for burglarizing multiple antique stores

An Oceano man who is on probation allegedly broke into antique shops across San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties and stole numerous items. [Cal Coast Times] Following a burglary at the Vintage Antique Mall in Santa Maria on March... (Continue reading)

California Valley woman killed in single vehicle crash

A 23-year-old California Valley woman was killed Saturday night in a single vehicle crash near Soda Lake, according to the CHP. [Cal Coast Times] At about 8 p.m., Robbie Lee Roe was driving a 2006 Ford Taurus northbound on El... (Continue reading)

Atascadero approves fines for tossing garbage in recycle bins

The City of Atascadero has enacted a $50 fine for residents who are caught throwing contaminants in their blue recycle bins. [Cal Coast Times] Beginning on May 1, trash collectors from Atascadero Waste Alternatives will track trash that clearly does... (Continue reading)

California man sentenced to 20 years in prison for deadly hoax

A California man received a sentence Friday of 20 years in federal prison for a hoax phone call he made that resulted in police officers shooting and killing an innocent man. [Cal Coast Times] The sentence is believed to be... (Continue reading)