Daily Briefs


Ogren plans to resign from Oceano Community Services District

At last week’s Oceano Community Services district Board meeting, General Manager Paavo Ogren announced his plans to retire on Dec. 21, 2019. [Cal Coast Times] In Dec. 2018, Ogren moved to a part-time position as general manager in Oceano, and... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach significantly expands smoking ban

The city of Pismo Beach has extended its existing ban on smoking in certain public areas to many new places, a regulation that will take effect this week and will subject violators to hefty fines. [Cal Coast Times] Pismo Beach... (Continue reading)

Assailant stabs victim in the back at a Paso Robles courtyard

A man stabbed a victim in the back at a Paso Robles apartment complex Sunday night and then fled, but later turned himself in to police, according to police. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 9 p.m., the victim was drinking... (Continue reading)

Compromised power lines lead to electrical outage in Grover Beach

A semi truck knocked down multiple low hanging power lines while driving through a Grover Beach neighborhood Monday afternoon, according to police. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 2 p.m., the truck snagged several low hanging power lines and destroyed a... (Continue reading)

Inmate dies in the Santa Barbara County Jail

A 62-year-old man died in the Santa Barbara County Jail Friday evening, a couple days after being taken into custody for failing to register as a sex offender, according to the sheriff’s department. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Underwear clad burglar found in ceiling of Santa Barbara business

A police K-9 located a burglar hiding inside the ventilation rafters of a Santa Barbara business early Sunday morning, and authorities then used a fire truck to get the suspect, who was wearing nothing but his underwear, off the roof... (Continue reading)

Family members fight off armed gunmen in Santa Maria

A family fought back against three armed suspects who broke into their Santa Maria home on Saturday morning. [Cal Coast Times] Early Saturday morning, three armed teens broke into a home in the area of Western Avenue and Frank Lane.... (Continue reading)

Former officer found not guilty in Grover Beach fatal dog attack

A jury found former Grover Beach police officer Alex Geiger not guilty on Friday of two felony counts alleging he did not maintain control of his retired police dog before it attacked and killed a neighbor, and one felony count... (Continue reading)

Officers arrest seven people at alleged Atascadero drug house

Police arrested seven people on Tuesday during a raid of an Atascadero drug house, according to the city’s police department. [Cal Coast Times] At about 7 a.m., Atascadero police officers and sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at a house... (Continue reading)

Three Atascadero massage parlors targeted in prostitution sting

Atascadero police, along with San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office investigators, served search warrants on Wednesday at three massage parlors in the North County city that are suspected of offering sex acts to customers and possibly being involved in... (Continue reading)