Daily Briefs


Bomb threat evacuates San Luis Obispo County Courthouse

A couple major streets in downtown San Luis Obispo were closed Wednesday afternoon after someone called in a bomb threat to the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse. About 11 a.m., an unknown caller reported a bomb in the building. Bailiffs... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly will not resume on-campus classes in the fall

The Cal State University system announced Tuesday the majority of classes for the fall 2020 term will be conducted virtually, rather than in-person, which is likely to have major economic impacts to San Luis Obispo. CSU officials say there will... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority set to raise pay, give bonuses

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Five Cities Fire Authority board is slated to approve pay raises and bonuses for all fire personnel on Friday, an item listed on the consent agenda. This is occurring at a time many public agencies... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student killed in car crash

A Cal Poly junior died Saturday in a car crash, according to the university. Angel De Los Santos was 21 years old. She was a nutrition major from Ukiah, California, as well as a member of the university’s women’s club... (Continue reading)

California and four other states seek $1 trillion in relief funds

California and four other western states have jointly requested a combined total of $1 trillion in coronavirus relief funding from the federal government. The governors and legislative leaders of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Colorado authored a letter asking for... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash with deer in Atascadero

A motorcyclist is hospitalized with major injuries after he crashed into a deer on Rocky Canyon Road in Atascadero on Monday, according to the CHP. At about 2:30 p.m., the man was headed northbound when a deer ran in front... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles leads SLO County in new coronavirus cases

During the past two days, 12 people in San Luis Obispo County have tested positive for the coronavirus: nine in Paso Robles, two in Pismo Beach and one in Nipomo. During the past month, the majority of people with new... (Continue reading)

Two teens arrested for stealing from Central Coast pharmacies

Law enforcement officers arrested a pair of teens who allegedly burglarized one business each in Santa Maria and Orcutt early Sunday morning. At approximately 3:17 a.m., Santa Maria police officers learned of a burglary at Walgreens in the 700 block... (Continue reading)

Shark attacks and kills Santa Cruz surfer

A shark attacked and killed a 26-year-old man from Santa Cruz who was surfing Saturday at a Northern California Beach, officials said. At about 1:30 p.m., the shark attacked the man who was surfing about 100 yards from the shore... (Continue reading)

Armed man robs bank in Santa Maria

Police officers and FBI agents are searching for a man who robbed the Community Bank in Santa Maria at gunpoint on Friday. Shortly before 5 p.m., a man armed with a handgun robbed the Community Bank branch located at 11421... (Continue reading)