Daily Briefs


Judge rules Huntington Beach can ignore sanctuary state law

An Orange County judge ruled Thursday that the city of Huntington Beach does not need to obey California’s controversial sanctuary state law. [OC Register] Senate Bill 54, which took effect on Jan. 1, prohibits state and local law enforcement from cooperating... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County eradicates $2.7 million in illegal marijuana

Santa Barbara County sheriff’s detectives raided multiple illegal marijuana grow sites earlier this week and then destroyed almost $3 million of marijuana. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after investigators arrived at a grow on the 1600 block of Santa Barbara Canyon... (Continue reading)

SLO police help expose Apple Store robbery scheme

Crediting the San Luis Obispo Police Department with having initiated the statewide investigation, the California Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday that it has charged 17 individuals over a robbery scheme targeting Apple retail stores that resulted in the loss of... (Continue reading)

Burning truck ignites fire on Highway 41

A truck fire on Highway 41 caused a 10-acre blaze Thursday in the area of the San Luis Obispo County-Kern County line. [Cal Coast Times] The blaze started at about 12:30 p.m. when a semi-truck caught on fire near the... (Continue reading)

Man flashes student outside Paso Robles school

Police are searching for a man who exposed himself to a girl who was on her way home from a Paso Robles middle school Tuesday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] At about 4 p.m., as the girl was walking along Creston... (Continue reading)

Illegal immigrant allegedly killed homeless men in California

An illegal immigrant, who has been deported from the United States six times and was recently being questioned by police in Texas, is accused of a string of attacks on homeless men who were sleeping on beaches and streets in... (Continue reading)

Atascadero robber apprehended in Santa Barbara

A robber who stole alcohol from an Atascadero Chevron station last week has been apprehended in Santa Barbara, according to the Atascadero Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] Frank Anthony Ramos, Jr., 41, is suspected of committing a robbery in King... (Continue reading)

Guadalupe under fire over new police chief

The Guadalupe City Council is considering hiring a controversial former campus police chief as the northern Santa Barbara County city’s top cop, a move that is drawing considerable criticism from members of the public. [Cal Coast Times] On Tuesday, the... (Continue reading)

Man convicted for abusing Grover Beach child

A San Luis Obispo jury convicted a 47-year-old man on Monday of molesting seven-year-old child in Grover Beach. [Cal Coast Times] In Dec. 2016, Jose Diaz was staying at a home in which the then 7-year-old victim and other relatives... (Continue reading)

Woman killed on Highway 46 identified

The CHP has identified the 27-year-old Porterville woman who died earlier this month in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 46 as Harley Nicole Lujan. [Cal Coast Times] On Sept. 16, Lujan was riding on the back of a Harley Davidson... (Continue reading)