Daily Briefs

Scott Peterson appears in court as Innocence Project seeks DNA tests in murder case

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Scott Peterson appeared in court virtually on Tuesday as part of his latest attempt to obtain a new trial over the murder of his wife and unborn child, this time with the backing of the Los Angeles... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police ask public for help locating thief

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police are asking the public for help locating a thief who allegedly stole at least one item from Costco earlier this month. Video cameras caught the man taking a box from Costco on March... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man charged with vehicular manslaughter

By KAREN VELIE CHP officers identified the 20-year-old man who crashed a car on Monday killing one person and injuring two others as Angel Melquiades Ramos of Paso Robles. Ramos fled the scene before officers arrived. Ramos, who is currently... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for fatal hit-and-run in Lompoc

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Lompoc police officers arrested the suspect in a hit-and-run collision in the Santa Barbara County city Sunday evening that killed a 23-year-old man. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., a driver hit a pedestrian at Beattie Park, located at... (Continue reading)

SLO receives $6.6 million grant to clean up contaminated groundwater

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California State Water Resources Control Board issued a $6.6 million grant for a city of San Luis Obispo project intended to clean up contaminated groundwater. Presently, the city does not use groundwater for its drinking water... (Continue reading)

One person killed, two injured in crash in rural Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE One person was killed and two men suffered major injuries in a single car crash on Creston Road in rural Paso Robles on Monday morning. The driver fled the scene before officers arrived, according to the CHP.... (Continue reading)

Attempted murder suspect captured in Morro Bay

By KAREN VELIE Morro Bay police officers captured a 28-year-old attempted murder suspect at a home on Hill Street on Sunday. On March 7, while working as a deck hand on a boat docked at a boatyard in Astoria, Oregon,... (Continue reading)

Stabbing again leads to lockdown of high school near Santa Barbara

By JOSH FRIEDMAN For the second time in a span of 10 days, a stabbing near Santa Barbara led to the brief lockdown of the San Marcos High School campus. Shortly after 8 a.m. on Friday, a witness reported an... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County surpasses rainy season averages

By KAREN VELIE Every area of San Luis Obispo County has surpassed its average seasonal rainfall resulting in healthy reservoir levels. Climate scientists track rain from July 1 through June 31. Rainfall totals from July 1 through March 3, along... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas costs climbing, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE Gas prices continue a steady march higher with the average price for a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County increasing four cents during the past week to $5.06, according to figures from AAA. In California,... (Continue reading)