Daily Briefs

Cayucos couple busted with drugs, firearms and burglary tools

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man and woman Wednesday after a search of a Cayucos home allegedly netted drugs, including methamphetamine and an apparent opioid, as well as a gun and other contraband. [Cal... (Continue reading)

SLO airport adds flights to Portland and San Diego

Officials at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport announced Wednesday the addition of daily, non-stop flights to San Diego and Portland starting in 2020. [Cal Coast Times] Alaska Airlines will begin flights to San Diego on January 7 and... (Continue reading)

Investigators interviewing survivors from dive boat disaster

Investigators have begun interviewing the five crew members who survived the deadly dive boat fire off the coast of Santa Barbara early Monday morning. [Cal Coast Times] The owner of the Conception and its crew members underwent hours of detailed... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo City Council votes to phase out natural gas

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night in favor of an ordinance and energy policy that would ban the fitting of new residential and commercial buildings with natural gas-powered appliances. On Jan, 1, 2020,... (Continue reading)

Two felons lead Arroyo Grande police on chase

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two wanted felons fled San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies by car and then by foot in rural Arroyo Grande Monday evening but were eventually caught, due in part to the work of a K-9. At about... (Continue reading)

Death toll rises to three in rural Paso Robles crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Another victim succumbed to their injuries following a head-on crash on Monday afternoon in rural Paso Robles, bringing the death toll to three. [Cal Coast Times] The CHP has identified three Paso Robles residents as fatal victims... (Continue reading)

Crew member’s girlfriend among 34 presumed dead in boat fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A crew member’s girlfriend, a teenager who had just celebrated her 17th birthday and the girl’s parents are reportedly among the 34 people presumed dead after a boat caught fire off the Channel Islands early Monday morning.... (Continue reading)

Two people killed in head-on crash in rural Paso Robles

Two people were killed and two others injured when a black Dodge Charger crashed head-on into a gold pickup truck on Nacimiento Lake Drive on Monday afternoon, according to the CHP. Shortly after 2 p.m., officers responded to reports of... (Continue reading)

Thieves pilfer jewelry worth thousands from Paso Robles Kohl’s

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police are searching for a crew of serial thieves who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry last month from the Kohl’s department store in the North County city. Shortly before Kohl’s, located at... (Continue reading)

33 feared dead in boat fire off Santa Barbara County coast

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities fear 33 people died after a boat caught fire off the Channel Islands Monday morning and sank as firefighters were trying to extinguish the blaze. At about 3:15 a.m., Conception, a 75-foot commercial diving vessel made... (Continue reading)