Daily Briefs

One person injured in shooting in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and wounded a man in Santa Maria Saturday night. At about 9:30 p.m., a caller reported a shooting near the 600 block of S. Pine Street, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. Officers... (Continue reading)

Judge rejects lawsuit against SLO County official: What’s next?

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County judge rejected a lawsuit over the way the county clerk-recorder chose to designate herself on the ballot for the June 7 primary. Keith Gurnee alleges SLO  County Clerk-Recorder Elaina Cano made a... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police warn of prowlers near Cal Poly

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo Police Department is warning residents of an individual or individuals prowling around the neighborhood adjacent to Cal Poly. Over the past several months, the police department has received three reports of late night... (Continue reading)

SLO police searching for two alleged thieves

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking the public for help with identifying four thieves who allegedly stole a wallet and used credit cards inside it to make fraudulent purchases. On March 25, the suspects allegedly... (Continue reading)

SLO County alleged rapist captured attempting to flee the country

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County man accused of raping a child under 10 years of age was captured attempting to flee to South America on Thursday. On Tuesday, after receiving a report that an 11-year-old female had... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County coastline granted wine region designation

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau earlier this month designated the San Luis Obispo Coast, also referred to as SLO Coast, as an American Viticultural Area (AVA). An AVA is a region with... (Continue reading)

Gov. Gavin Newsom reverses parole for Dystiny Myers killer

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday reversed a parole board decision to grant parole to Jason Greenwell, one of the killers of 15-year-old runaway Dystiny Myers. In Sept. 2010, firefighters found Myers’ body burned and buried in a... (Continue reading)

SLO County reports 7 COVID-19 deaths, cases up slightly

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported seven new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, and an increase in new cases from a daily average of 27 on March 24 to 34 on March 30. Those who recently succumbed to the... (Continue reading)

Vehicle crashes into pedestrian in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A vehicle struck a pedestrian Wednesday morning at the intersection of Marsh and Morro streets in downtown San Luis Obispo. Though an ambulance and fire truck came out to the location, the pedestrian only suffered minor injuries... (Continue reading)

Notorious California Men’s Colony inmate recommended for parole

By KAREN VELIE A 70-year-old California Men’s Colony inmate who, close to a half-century ago, kidnapped a bus full of children, buried them in an underground trailer and attempted to hold them for ransom received a recommendation for parole on... (Continue reading)