Daily Briefs

Suspect to stand trial for double-murder in Morro Bay

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Nearly 21 years after two people were killed at Morro Strand State Beach in San Luis Obispo County, a man who had long been deem mentally incompetent may soon stand trial for the crime. [Tribune] In July... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s COVID-19 cases continue to plummet, no new deaths

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported a decrease in new COVID-19 cases from a daily average of 26 on April 6 to 14 on April 13, and no new deaths. The number of SLO County residents in hospitals... (Continue reading)

SLO man arrested in LA County for catalytic converter thefts

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo man and possible serial catalytic converter thief has been charged in Los Angeles County over an incident that ended with his accomplices and him allegedly slamming into a patrol car. On April 9,... (Continue reading)

Vague threat delivered to San Luis Obispo County supervisors

By KAREN VELIE A vague threat was delivered to San Luis Obispo County’s five supervisors earlier this month. An unidentified person delivered a typed letter titled, “If you see something say something,” on April 1. The letter writer claims to... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man accused of shooting a man in Santa Maria

By KAREN VELIE A Nipomo man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly shot a man in the torso earlier this year, police said. On Jan. 19, Manuel Armando Sanchez, 22, allegedly shot a man in the area... (Continue reading)

Man threatens to shoot another driver in Pismo Beach

By KAREN VELIE Pismo Beach police arrested an intoxicated man on Sunday after he threatened to shoot another driver in the face, police said. After a caller reported a traffic collision near Spyglass Park, officers learned one of the drivers... (Continue reading)

Bill calls for shortening workweek to 32 hours in California

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A bill in the California Legislature would shorten the workweek, as defined by state law, from 40 to 32 hours. If adopted, AB 2932 would require companies with more than 500 employees to pay workers 1.5 times... (Continue reading)

Vegetation burns near Highway 101 in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire burned vegetation Tuesday morning near Highway 101 and Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo. A caller reported the blaze at approximately 6:54 a.m., according to Cal Fire. Firefighters quickly contained the blaze. It... (Continue reading)

Raw sewage spill in Morro Bay

By KAREN VELIE Health officials are asking people to avoid the area between Highway 1 and Coral Avenue in Morro Bay because of a 10,000 raw sewage spill that was discovered on Monday The sewage spilled from a break in... (Continue reading)

Student found dead near a parking structure on the Cal Poly Campus

By BEN DI GUGLIELMO The body of a Cal Poly student was found early Monday morning near a Poly Canyon Village parking structure. Officials have not yet released the name or the cause of the student’s death. Cal Poly President... (Continue reading)