Daily Briefs


Two people injured in rollover crash in Cayucos

Two people suffered major injuries Monday evening in a rollover crash in Cayucos. At about 6:30 p.m., a Caycuos resident reported seeing a green car roll down a hill near the intersection of Chaney Avenue and Gilbert Avenue from their... (Continue reading)

59 new COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County, most in SLO

San Luis Obispo County reported 59 new cases of COVID-19 over the past three days, with 64 percent of those infected living in SLO or at Cal Poly. While the number of new cases are falling in most parts of... (Continue reading)

Avila Beach man dies following hit-and-run accident

The California Highway Patrol has identified the victim of a fatal hit-and-run last month as Jim Hayes, 62, of Avila Beach. On March 23, Hayes was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on Highway 101 near Shell Beach when he... (Continue reading)

Easter morning fire damages Avila Beach apartment

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire burned part of an apartment at an Avila Beach complex Sunday morning. At about 10:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported the blaze burning  at an apartment complex located at 200 San Luis Street, according to... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay police seeking man who stole live crabs

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Morro Bay police officers are searching for a thief who broke into the crab tank at Giovanni’s Fish Market and stole live crabs early Saturday morning. Surveillance footage published by Giovanni’s Fish Market shows a man open... (Continue reading)

Two Santa Barbara teens charged with murder

Santa Barbara police arrested two teenagers Friday they suspect fatally shot a 23-year-old man on Monday. The teens allegedly shot Jesus Espinosa-Maldonado of Oxnard as he was driving on Eucalyptus Hill Road near Salinas Street. Following the shooting, the vehicle... (Continue reading)

Dozens of people rally against Asian hate in San Luis Obispo

More than 100 people attended a peaceful rally on Thursday in San Luis Obispo in opposition to hate and racism directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. After organizers Kaela Lee and Mia Shin spoke to the crowd at Mitchell... (Continue reading)

Man accused of raping unconscious San Luis Obispo teen

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 22-year-old San Luis Obispo man allegedly raped an unconscious 16-year-old girl last month after plying her with alcohol. Shortly after 8 p.m. on March 20, the victim’s family took her to a local hospital. San Luis... (Continue reading)

Vehicle bursts in flames near SLO County Sheriff’s Office

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A station wagon burst into flames on Highway 1 by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Thursday morning. The vehicle caught on fire shortly before 10 a.m. by the intersection of Highway 1 and Kansas Avenue... (Continue reading)

SLO Farmers’ Market to reopen next week

By JOSH FRIEDMAN After being shut down for more than a year because of the coronavirus, the San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market will return on May 6. Farmers’ Market will reopen in multiple phases. In the first phase, the Thursday-evening... (Continue reading)