Daily Briefs

Accomplices charged in Santa Barbara County jailbreak

By KAREN VELIE Two Santa Maria women are suspected of assisting a violent inmate escape from the Santa Barbara County Main Jail on Sunday. After discovering 23-year-old  Joshua Camarillo-Sanchez had escaped, officials placed the jail on lockdown while patrol deputies... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo murderer denied parole

By KAREN VELIE An Atascadero man convicted of the 1999 brutal murder of a San Luis Obispo woman was denied parole on Tuesday. Michael Anthony Morgan, 61, will not be eligible for a new parole hearing until Spring of 2032.... (Continue reading)

Inspectors failed to identify Diablo Canyon safety breach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An investigation conducted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Office of the Inspector General has found NRC inspectors failed to identify a safety system malfunction at the Diablo Canyon power plant in San Luis Obispo County in 2020,... (Continue reading)

Manhunt over, escaped inmate captured in San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE A 23-year-old inmate with a lengthy criminal history was captured Monday evening in San Luis Obispo, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. Joshua Camarillo Sanchez was discovered in the 1000 block of Olive Street in... (Continue reading)

U.S. Supreme Court to hear challenge to California pig law

By KAREN VELIE The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will consider a challenge to California’s Proposition 12, a law that requires each pig to have 24 square feet of space. Ranchers, retailers and restaurant owners have voiced concerns that... (Continue reading)

Wrong-way DUI driver crashes into Atascadero man

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An allegedly intoxicated man drove the wrong way on Highway 101 outside San Luis Obispo Sunday morning, causing a wreck that injured an Atascadero resident. [KSBY] David Lopez, 24, of Santa Maria was driving a Dodge Challenger... (Continue reading)

Violent inmate escapes Santa Barbara County Jail, manhunt underway

By KAREN VELIE Deputies are engaged in a manhunt after a 23-year-old inmate with a violent history escaped from the Santa Barbara Count Main Jail on Sunday night, according to the sheriff’s department. Shortly after 7 p.m., Joshua Camarillo Sanchez... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas increases slow, find the best prices

By KAREN VELIE The average price of gas in San Luis Obispo County remains at over $6 a gallon, though the percentage of increase continues to slow. During the past week, the average price of gas in SLO County increased... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man killed in head-on collision

By KAREN VELIE A 78-year-old motorcyclist was killed Saturday in a head-on collision on Peachy Canyon Road west of Old Settler Road in Paso Robles, according to the CHP. Shortly before noon, Oliver F. Raymond of Paso Robles was headed... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police searching for elderly thieves

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding two thieves who snatched merchandise from a store on the 700 block of Hiquera Street this week. The elderly man and woman took... (Continue reading)