Daily Briefs

Bomb threat leads to evacuation at high school in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A person in Canada on Friday falsely reported a bomb had been placed on the campus of Pacific Beach High School on Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo, according to city officials. The individual called... (Continue reading)

Assailant stabs man 7 times in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE An assailant stabbed a 32-year-old man seven times near the Salinas riverbed in Paso Robles on Thursday evening. A Walmart employee walked outside the Niblick Road store shortly after 10 p.m. to find Christopher Thatcher in the... (Continue reading)

Scott Smith to continue as Coast Union School District superintendent

By KAREN VELIE After announcing plans to retire from his Cayucos Elementary School superintendent position, Scott Smith procured a two-year contract with Coast Unified School District in Cambria. During the past four years, Smith has worn multiple hats. Prior to... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man convicted of possessing large cache of child porn

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County jury on Monday found a 53-year-old Nipomo man guilty of possession of at least 600 images of child pornography,with at least 10 of those images depicting children under the age of 12.... (Continue reading)

Woman fleeing officers killed in crash near Nipomo

By KAREN VELIE A 28-year-old woman was killed Thursday morning in a crash near Nipomo as she fled law enforcement officers, according to the CHP. Shortly before 9 a.m., Guadalupe police officers were pursuing a Santa Maria woman driving a... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man guilty of threatening to torch a bartender in Los Osos

By KAREN VELIE After a week-long trial, a San Luis Obispo County jury found a 59-year-old Atascadero man guilty of threatening to light a bartender on fire at the Sweet Springs Saloon in Los Osos. On Dec. 16, 2021, Kellen... (Continue reading)

Allegations of sexual harassment, Brown Act violations in Ventura County

By KAREN VELIE Amid allegations of sexual harassment, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors placed Executive Officer Mike Powers on leave last week, though the board allegedly failed to properly report the action leading to Brown Act violation complaints. An... (Continue reading)

Oceano teen suffers major injuries in Arroyo Grande crash

By KAREN VELIE An Oceano teen is in the hospital with major injuries after the car she was riding in crashed in Arroyo Grande on Tuesday, according to the CHP. Shortly before 5 p.m., 18-year-old Hector Resendiztabares of Oceano was... (Continue reading)

SLO County reports 10 new COVID-19 deaths

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported 10 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, and a decrease in new cases from a daily average of 46 on March 9 to 27 on March 16. Those who recently succumbed to the... (Continue reading)

Three car accident stalls traffic on Highway 101 in Templeton

By RICHARD BASTIAN A three-vehicle accident stalled traffic on Highway 101 near Vineyard Drive in Templeton on Wednesday afternoon, injuring at least on person. Shortly after noon, a red car headed southbound on Highway 101 clipped a white pickup truck... (Continue reading)