Daily Briefs

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Cal Poly student ill with meningitis

Cal Poly Campus Health officials announced a student who lives on campus has been diagnosed with meningitis. This is the second student to be diagnosed with meningitis this year, the first was in January. The student who contracted meningococcal disease... (Continue reading)

Man who killed Arroyo Grande girl denied parole

One of two men who beat, strangled and killed a 10-year-old Arroyo Grande girl in 1979 was denied parole last month. This is the eighth time the state has found Randy Cook, now 55, unsuitable for release. Cook was one... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara murder and hostage crisis deemed a hoax

Multiple agencies responded to a report of a son murdering his father and taking his mother hostage at a home on Barranca Avenue in Santa Barbara Friday evening. Several hours later, officers later determined the call was a hoax. Shortly... (Continue reading)

Nipomo murder suspect appears to be recently deported immigrant

The 24-year-old Nipomo man arrested for murdering his girlfriend appears to be the same person who was profiled in a news article last year after being deported to Mexico. Last August, The Desert Sun, a Palms Springs area paper, published... (Continue reading)

SLO police probe burning of gay pride flag

San Luis Obispo police have launched a hate crime investigation into the alleged burning of a gay pride flag. On Thursday, the police department received a report about the burning of a gay pride flag within the city limits. It... (Continue reading)

Court dismisses Knight’s soliciting a vote charge

By KAREN VELIE and JOSH FRIEDMAN The court dismissed a charge of soliciting a vote in the trial of 86-year-old Edith Knight of Atascadero at a trial that kicked off Wednesday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. Knight was facing... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man charged with murdering his girlfriend

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies have charged a 24-year-old Nipomo man with murdering his girlfriend Paulina Ramirez-Diaz early Wednesday morning. Julio Cesar Alonso allegedly stabbed his 24-year-old girlfriend in the neck. After receiving a 911 call, deputies arrived at... (Continue reading)

Man caught after threatening worker with knife in SLO

A man evaded capture only temporarily after threatening an employee at a San Luis Obispo store on Tuesday with a knife, according to police. Upon arresting the man, officers learned the suspect had also been using a knife to damage... (Continue reading)

Central Coast students win spots in state rodeo championships

More than two dozen high school students from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties qualified to participate in the California High School Rodeo Association finals next month. Central Coast wins in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway... (Continue reading)

Unlicensed teen driver critically injures student in Paso Robles

An unlicensed 16-year-old driver who was pulling out of the Paso Robles High School parking lot on Wednesday, crashed into a 17-year-old girl, according to the city’s police department. The victim suffered critical injuries and remains hospitalized. Around 12:40 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

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