Daily Briefs

Kenneth McDaniel appointed SLO Superior Court Commissioner

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Superior Court on Friday announced the appointment of attorney Kenneth McDaniel as the court’s newest superior court commissioner. In 2010, McDaniel received his Juris Doctorate from the Santa Barbara College of Law.... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles limits outdoor watering to 3 days a week

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following a state mandate, the city of Paso Robles implemented water use restrictions, limiting outdoor irrigation to three days a week. The new rules, which took effect Friday, place city residents in two zones. Zone 1 lies... (Continue reading)

SLO County tallies a small batch of ballots, few changes

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office tallied 5,749 ballots on Friday, which did not change the leaders in any local races, though their percentages changed slightly. With almost half the ballots uncounted, it is still too... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande teen’s murderer paroled

By KAREN VELIE Superior Court Judge Craig van Rooyen last week ordered parole for a San Luis Obispo County man who, as a teenager, killed a 15-year-old Arroyo Grande High School student in what was initially planned as part of... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo county teen flees social services, reported missing

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police officers are searching for a 15-year-old boy who ran away from a SLO County Social Services worker on June 7. Shortly after 5 p.m., Ryan Montoya jumped out of a Child Welfare Services... (Continue reading)

Suspect shot, killed during crime spree

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A crime spree that included a murder, shooting, robbery and carjacking, and led to a chase through San Luis Obispo County on Wednesday, ended with one of the two suspects dead from a gunshot wound, according to... (Continue reading)

SLO police searching for downtown vandal

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who vandalized three downtown businesses last week. During the evening of June 4, security cameras captured a young man vandalizing windows at three... (Continue reading)

Deputies arrest alleged drug dealer in Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Detectives caught a man on probation driving in Paso Robles last month with multiple stashes of drugs in his car. On May 17, at about 5:20 p.m., detectives with the Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit and Gang Task... (Continue reading)

Violent crime spree leads to chase through San Luis Obispo County

CORRECTION: The story initially stated the suspects were apprehended. One suspect was apprehended, while the other one was found dead. By JOSH FRIEDMAN A crime spree, which reportedly included a murder, shooting, robbery and carjacking, led to a chase through... (Continue reading)

Increases in San Luis Obispo County COVID cases slowing, 4 new deaths

By KAREN VELIE COVID infections increased 5% during the past week in San Luis Obispo County, as the rate of new cases continues to slow, according to data from the SLO County Health Department. New reported cases rose from a... (Continue reading)