Daily Briefs

SLO County life returning to normal as the pandemic retreats

With new daily COVID-19 case rates trending at the lowest level since last July, many San Luis Obispo County residence have chosen to celebrate the Memorial weekend with friends and family. SLO County currently has an average 14 day case... (Continue reading)

Racist incident reported at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo

The Cal Poly Police Department mounted a hate crime investigation after a student received an anonymous racial slur, according to a message sent to the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo community on Friday. Someone forcibly opened the victim’s on-campus apartment... (Continue reading)

One person shot and wounded in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and wounded a person in Santa Maria early Friday morning. [KSBY] Callers reported a shooting near the northbound Broadway off-ramp of Highway 101 shortly before 2 a.m. Officers arrived at the scene and found... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police arrest alleged catalytic converter thieves

By JOSH FRIEDMAN After being tipped off by alert residents Monday night, San Luis Obispo police officers caught a pair of thieves from Merced with eight stolen catalytic converters. Residents on Devaul Ranch Road reported hearing strange noises near their... (Continue reading)

Former SLO County deputy charged with child molestation

By KAREN VELIE Investigators arrested a former San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s correctional deputy on Wednesday on 17 felony counts of child sexual molestation. After receiving information of suspected child sexual abuse concerning multiple victims under the age of 14,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police were warned about gunman’s mental illness

Friends, family and neighbors of the gunman who shot and killed Detective Luca Benedetti and wounded another officer warned the San Luis Obispo Police Department repeatedly over months prior to the fatal shooting that the suspect was mentally ill. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Pride flag to fly over Arroyo Grande City Hall in June

By KAREN VELIE In an attempt to promote inclusion and diversity, the Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the flying of Pride flags during the month of June at City Hall and at Heritage Square Park.... (Continue reading)

Templeton man busted for drugs, guns and cash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced a drug bust deputies made two weeks ago, along with local and federal officers, in which a Templeton man was caught with large amounts of methamphetamine, heroin... (Continue reading)

Wind farms off of Morro Bay approved by Biden Administration

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Biden Administration announced Tuesday it has launched an effort to advance two wind energy projects off the coast of California, one of which is located near Morro Bay. Currently, California does not have any offshore wind... (Continue reading)

Deputies arrest Paso Robles man for allegedly selling cocaine in Isla Vista

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In the aftermath of a person firing gunshots into the air amid a chaotic scene in Isla Vista over the weekend, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Paso Robles man for selling cocaine. Shortly before midnight... (Continue reading)