Daily Briefs

California governor to pull National Guard troops from border

Ratcheting up his clash with President Donald Trump, California Gov. Gavin Newsom is ordering on Monday the removal of about 360 National Guard troops from the border with Mexico. [LA Times] In April, then-Gov. Jerry Brown granted Trump’s request to... (Continue reading)

Hit and run driver crashed into truck, power pole in SLO

A man driving a pickup truck fled after colliding with another pickup in San Luis Obispo Sunday evening, causing the second truck to roll over, as well as a power pole to become jarred loose. [Cal Coast Times] At about... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man files lawsuit over election, dies before hearing

Stephen Best, the Los Osos candidate who filed a suit alleging wrongdoing in the 2018 election, died Saturday following a long-term illness. [Cal Coast Times] Best lost his bid for a seat on the board by less than 1 percent... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys barn on former Dalido Ranch property

A fire destroyed an historic barn on the former Dalidio Ranch on Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo Friday night. [Cal Coast Times] At about 9:35 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a fire on the site of developer... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man killed in Paso Robles crash

An Atascadero man was killed Friday after an SUV pulled in front of his motorcycle on Highway 46 in Paso Robles, according to police. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 p.m., a 68-year-old man driving a Kawasaki motorcycle was headed... (Continue reading)

Former pro surfer fell off Santa Barbara cliff, drowned while high on meth

A former pro surfer who was found dead on a Santa Barbara beach last month fell off a cliff while high on methamphetamine and then drowned, according to the Santa Barbara County coroner’s report. [Cal Coast Times] Chris Brown, 48,... (Continue reading)

Raid of of Oceano home nets drugs, five arrests and a toddler

Deputies arrested five individuals Thursday following the search of an Oceano home that was targeted as part of a narcotics investigation. [Cal Coast Times] At about 9 a.m., San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Sheriff’s Narcotics... (Continue reading)

Two people killed in DUI accident in Orcutt

A big rig Sysco truck collided with several vehicles Thursday morning in an apparent DUI crash in Orcutt that killed two people. [Cal Coast Times] A total of six vehicles were reportedly involved in the crash. Another eight people sustained... (Continue reading)

Treasurer of Nipomo FFA nonprofit convicted of embezzlement

The former treasurer of a nonprofit associated with the Nipomo High School FFA program pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony embezzlement. Chandra Dee Mehlschau, 48, stole approximately $11,000 from Ag Friends between Dec. 15, 2015 and April 10, 2018 while... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council endorses another mixed-use development

Amid an ongoing wave of mixed-use and high-density housing projects coming to San Luis Obispo, the SLO City Council gave initial approval on Tuesday to another planned development, this one consisting of nearly 250 small to mid-sized apartments, as well... (Continue reading)