Daily Briefs

SLO County gas costs soaring, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE After a period of slowly rising gas prices, last week the average price for a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County increased 10 cents to $5.23, according to figures from AAA. In California, the average... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow headed home

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow is back in the United States after a six month deployment in the Middle East. Dow, who is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard, was deployed... (Continue reading)

Central Coast man convicted of extortion, distributing nude photos of ex-girlfriend

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A jury convicted a Central Coast man of stalking and extorting his ex-girlfriend, as well distributing nude photos of her — pictures that accompanied sex ads. Following their break up in 2019, Jason Anthony Arnold, 52, of... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man killed in crash on Highway 1

By KAREN VELIE A 43-year-old Morro Bay man was killed in a single car crash on Highway 1 on Friday night, according to the CHP. Shortly before 10 p.m., the man was driving southbound at about 65 mph in heavy... (Continue reading)

Woman who sold fentanyl that killed Templeton man gets seven years in prison

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County judge on Friday sentenced a woman to seven years in prison for selling the fentanyl that killed a Templeton man.  On Oct. 27, 2022, a caller reported finding a body behind the... (Continue reading)

Vehicle catches on fire in Pismo Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Firefighters extinguished a vehicle fire in Pismo Beach Thursday afternoon. A black vehicle caught on fire at approximately 2:28 p.m. on Price Street by Hinds Avenue, according to Cal Fire. Firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading to... (Continue reading)

Driver flees crash in Paso Robles, passenger hides in bushes

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police are looking for an alleged drunk driver who crashed a black SUV near the intersection of Caballo Place and Calle Chorro on Thursday evening and then fled the scene. Officers found a female passenger... (Continue reading)

Lompoc student arrested for having loaded gun on campus

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy arrested an 18-year-old student at Cabrillo High School in Lompoc on Thursday for having a loaded gun on campus. School Resource Deputy Dunn conducted a probation search on Jesus BarajasLemus in... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man convicted of hit-and-run resulting in death

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County jury on Wednesday convicted a Paso Robles man of felony hit-and-run resulting in death for running over a pedestrian whom another vehicle had already struck and then fleeing the scene. On July... (Continue reading)

Jury deliberating in Paso Robles man’s trial over pedestrian death

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A jury is deliberating in the hit-and-run trial of a Paso Robles man who allegedly fled the scene after running over a pedestrian whom another vehicle had already struck. [Tribune] On July 3, 2021, shortly before 2... (Continue reading)