Daily Briefs

Police identify the man accused of hate crimes at a SLO hospital

The San Luis Obispo Police Department has identified the man who allegedly threatened a doctor and a patient at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center on Friday as Daniel Marcom, a homeless man who suffers from mental illness and addiction issues.... (Continue reading)

SLO extends mortuary hours to deal with COVID-19 deaths

In response to a surge in COVID-19 deaths in San Luis Obispo County, the city of SLO is allowing mortuaries to increase their hours of operations to handle the workload increase. Both the Wheeler Smith Mortuary and Reis Family Mortuary... (Continue reading)

SLO County exceeds 100 coronavirus deaths, 505 new cases

San Luis Obispo County exceeded 100 confirmed COVID-19 deaths Friday, while also setting a daily record for confirmed cases — 505. The California Department of Public Health reported 505 new coronavirus cases in SLO County on Friday, bringing the county’s... (Continue reading)

Sierra Vista hospital patient threatens people with a knife

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center patient armed with a knife allegedly threatened individuals at the San Luis Obispo hospital Friday morning, prompting the facility to go into a lockdown. Officials placed Sierra Vista on lockdown for... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County’s bloody first week of 2021, four killed

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In a bloody first week of 2021, four people were shot and killed in Santa Barbara County, while another three suffered bullet wounds. At about 1 p.m. on Thursday, a caller reported a shooting in Goleta. Sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

SLO County contemplating suing California over stay-at-home order

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County is considering suing the state of California in an attempt to break away from the Southern California region and emerge from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s regional stay-at-home order, though the county’s top attorney is... (Continue reading)

Two men burglarize Hobby Headquarters in Atascadero, video

Two thieves broke into the Hobby Headquarters on El Camino Real On Thursday morning taking a safe before driving away. The popular shop sells leisure time items such as paintball equipment, drones and remote control vehicles. Shortly before 7 a.m.,... (Continue reading)

COVID-19 outbreak at California Men’s Colony

A surge in new COVID-19 case at the California Men’s Colony is helping to boost the number of documented new cases in San Luis Obispo County. During the past 14 days, 747 CMC inmates and 95 staffers tested positive for... (Continue reading)

Murdered man found in Paso Robles park

The body of a man, who died from a gunshot wound to the head, was found in Sherwood Forest Park off Creston Road in Paso Robles on Wednesday, according to the Paso Robles Daily News. Early Wednesday morning, a caller... (Continue reading)

DUI driver crashes into Santa Barbara police cars shortly after shooting

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A DUI driver slammed into two patrol vehicles as officers were investigating a shooting in Santa Barbara Monday night, according to the city’s police department. Shortly after 9 p.m., a 911 caller reported shots fired by the... (Continue reading)