Daily Briefs


Man shot and killed in rural Santa Margarita, suspect on the run

By KAREN VELIE San Luis  Obispo County Sheriff deputies are on the lookout for the gunman who shot and killed a man in rural Santa Margarita on Wednesday morning. Shortly after 7 a.m., a caller reported a shooting on the... (Continue reading)

Fire at Nipomo farm destroys shop

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire burned a small shop and materials at a farm in Nipomo Wednesday morning. Shortly after 8 a.m., a caller reported the blaze burning near Borega and Cherry Blossom lanes, according to Cal Fire. In addition... (Continue reading)

Shooting in rural Santa Margarita, possible gunshot victim

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A shooting was reported in rural Santa Margarita Wednesday morning, possibly injuring one person. Shortly before 7:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported a medical emergency on Goldie Lane. Following the 911 call, an emergency helicopter was en... (Continue reading)

California fines Smart & Final $175,000 for price gouging

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The state of California has reached a $175,000 settlement with grocer Smart & Final for price gouging customers who purchased eggs early on in the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 4, 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a... (Continue reading)

New Paul Flores trial date set, no county yet selected

By KAREN VELIE Paul Flores’ trial on charges he murdered Kristin Smart in 1996 in San Luis Obispo is scheduled to start on May 31, even though a location for the trial is not yet known On Monday, Paul Flores’... (Continue reading)

Judge rules California diversity law for corporate boards unconstitutional

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Los Angeles judge ruled on Friday that a California law requiring corporations to include members of underrepresented groups on their boards of directors is unconstitutional. [LA Times] The 2020 law requires boards of publicly traded companies... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man killed in crash in San Miguel

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 24-year-old Paso Robles man was killed in a two car collision in San Miguel on Monday. [KSBY] Shortly after 3:30 p.m., the driver of a white Mazda turned directly into the path of an oncoming Chevy... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man suffers major injuries in crash near Lake Nacimiento

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Paso Robles man crashed his car while allegedly driving under the influence near Lake Nacimiento on Sunday, resulting in him being airlifted to the hospital. [Tribune] Bryan Curtis Ketron, 41, was driving a Dodge Charger westbound... (Continue reading)

Person killed on crash on the Cuesta Grade near Santa Margarita

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person was killed Sunday morning after a vehicle spun out on the Cuesta Grade near Santa Margarita and was struck by an oncoming car. [KSBY] Shortly after 9:45 a.m., a person was driving a Nissan on... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas prices down slightly, find the best prices

By KAREN VELIE The average price of gas in San Luis Obispo County fell slightly to $6.04 a gallon on Sunday, according to figures from AAA. During the past week, the average price of gas in SLO County decreased by... (Continue reading)