Daily Briefs


Cunningham promotes resolution against Trump’s emission rollbacks

Again breaking rank with his party on an environmental issue, Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) introduced a resolution this week opposing the Trump Administration’s rollbacks of fuel emission standards. [Cal Coast Times] The state of California is currently locked... (Continue reading)

SLO High grad avoids more jail time for arson

One of the three former San Luis Obispo High School students who was accused of burning down the campus computer lab received a sentence Monday that will allow him to avoid spending more time behind bars if he complies with... (Continue reading)

SLO County ballot maker’s messy family bankruptcy

A businessman and businesswoman tied to San Luis Obispo County’s mysterious ballot printing company recently emerged from a bankruptcy case in which their creditors claimed they were owed nearly $120 million, yet the creditors only received a fraction of that... (Continue reading)

Cambria man attacks his grandmother with a broom

A 46-year-old Cambria man with a history of mental health issues attacked his grandmother Monday, using his own body as well as a broom. The incident resulted in the grandmother being hospitalized and the man engaging in a multi-hour standoff... (Continue reading)

Fire at homeless camp near Oceano Dunes

A fire broke out at a homeless camp near the Oceano Dunes Monday morning. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 6 a.m., Five Cities firefighters found a blaze in the 300 block of Pier Avenue. Fire crews quickly knocked down the... (Continue reading)

Plane crashes in California parking lot, video

Five people aboard a small plane died Sunday after the aircraft fell from the sky head first and crashed into a busy Orange County parking lot. [CBS News] Dashcam footage shows the plane abruptly taking a nosedive and slamming into... (Continue reading)

Deputies searching for vending machine cash thieves

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects allegedly involved in a recent string of North County vending machine money thefts. [Cal Coast Times] On July 27 shortly before 5 a.m.,... (Continue reading)

Oceano Community Services District appoints all woman board

The Oceano Community Services District Board appointed two new members on Aug. 2, creating an all woman board. [Cal Coast Times] Board President Karen White, Vice President Linda Austin and Director Lori Angello appointed Cynthia Replogle and Shirley Gibson to... (Continue reading)

Who are the women in an suspected rapist’s photos?

San Luis Obispo police officers are seeking the identities of four woman standing in a photo found in the vehicle of suspected sexual assailant and burglar. [Cal Coast Times] Last week, officers arrested Arthur Tiofilo Rocha, 40, a suspect in... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria teenager killed in crash on dirt road

A 16-year-old girl was killed and her sister was injured in a car crash on a dirt road off Tepusquet Canyon Road east of Santa Maria on Thursday, according to the CHP. [Cal Coast Times] During the late afternoon, Jane... (Continue reading)