Daily Briefs

New COVID-19 cases continue to decline in SLO County

The number of new COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County fell from 1.6 to 1.4 per 100,000 residents during the past seven days, according to California Case statistics. State averages, however, remained stagnant at 1.8 confirmed cases per 100,000... (Continue reading)

Deputies searching for pair accused of assaulting juvenile in Cambria

San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputies are looking for a man and a woman who were allegedly involved in the assault of a juvenile at a home in Cambria last week. At approximately 2:30 p.m. on June 13, a woman... (Continue reading)

Wrong-way driver crashes into car on Highway 101, flees on foot

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities are searching for a suspect who slammed into an oncoming vehicle while driving the wrong way on Highway 101 in Santa Maria Tuesday morning and then fled the scene on foot. [KSBY] Shortly after 5 a.m.,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles middle school garden vandalized

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A vandal or vandals allegedly destroyed a garden maintained by special education students and staff at Daniel Lewis Middle School in Paso Robles. Sunday night or early Monday morning, the vandals ravaged the garden. Julie Peruzzi, who... (Continue reading)

Willow Fire burning near Big Sur spreading with little containment

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A wildfire that ignited southeast of Big Sur in Monterey County burned nearly 2,400 acres late last week and over the weekend. The Willow Fire started at about 8 p.m. on Thursday near Willow Creek and Marble... (Continue reading)

California city councilman charged with operating illegal pot shop

A grand jury in Riverside County has indicted a Southern California city councilman for operating an illegal marijuana dispensary. [LA Times] The indictment, which was unsealed on Friday, alleges San Jacinto Councilman Joel Lopez, 35, and 32-year-old Edward Padilla Jr.... (Continue reading)

Nipomo teen dies following car crash

A Nipomo teen died Thursday from injuries he suffered in a June 5 crash in Santa Barbara County. Shiloh Delgadillo, 18, was driving home from a graduation party when he crashed into a power pole near the intersection of Highway... (Continue reading)

SLO County first responders rescue unconscious man

San Luis Obispo County first responders saved the life of a man on Monday, who was found unconscious in Oceano following a car crash. Shortly after 1 p.m., 911 callers reported hearing an explosion and that a vehicle was possibly... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man accused of sexually molesting 12-year-old boy

Paso Robles police arrested a 38-year-old man on Thursday they suspect sexually molested a child who lives in his home. After receiving a tip from out-of-state, detectives arrested Christopher Saucedo Sr. for allegedly molesting a 12-year-old boy who had been... (Continue reading)

California loosens up workplace mask rules

California regulators loosened coronavirus rules on Thursday allowing fully vaccinated employees to unmask as the number of coronavirus cases continues to decline. There are some exceptions to the state’s latest mandate. Employers can require their staff wear masks. Also, people... (Continue reading)