Daily Briefs


CHP identifies Arroyo Grande man killed in crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The CHP has identified the bicyclist who died following a collision with a fire truck in Grover Beach last week as 29-year-old Dylan Tyler Smith of Arroyo Grande. At approximately 10:19 p.m. on July 27, Joe Farnsworth,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo woman arrested for hit-and-run crash

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police arrested a 32-year-old woman on Tuesday for an alleged hit-and-run crash that injured an 87-year-old man. On July 22, a female driver was exiting a condominium complex in the 2400 block of Victoria... (Continue reading)

Goleta man charged with molesting a child at his business

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested an elderly man for sexually abusing a child at his business in Goleta. The suspect, 79-year-old Samuel Camargo Reyes, who is also known as Samuel Reyes Camargo, is believed to... (Continue reading)

Firefighters extinguish four fires on the Cuesta Grade

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Four small fires burned vegetation along Highway 101 on the Cuesta Grade Monday evening. Shortly before 7 p.m., callers began reporting fires burning along southbound Highway 101 near TV Tower Road, according to Cal Fire. Firefighters quickly... (Continue reading)

Gov. Newsom declares state of emergency over monkeypox

By KAREN VELIE Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday declared a state of emergency over monkeypox to help bolster the state’s vaccination efforts. “California is working urgently across all levels of government to slow the spread of monkeypox,” Newsom said. “We’ll... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County deputies track down pride flag thieves

By KAREN VELIE Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies tracked down the two young adults who stole two Pride Flags from the Los Olivos area. On July 28, a caller reported the theft of a pride flag from the 2900-block of... (Continue reading)

CHP identifies San Luis Obispo man killed in crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The CHP has identified 64-year-old man killed in a DUI crash in San Luis Obispo on Saturday as Stephen James Kritz of SLO . At about 8:14 a.m., David Downs, 62, of Morro Bay was driving a... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas slides under $6, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County gas prices have fallen under $6 after an all time high average price of $6.43 in June. During the past week, the average price of gas in SLO County dropped nine cents to... (Continue reading)

Alleged drunk driver crashes into fire hydrant, palm tree in SLO

By KAREN VELIE An allegedly drunk driver in San Luis Obispo on Saturday night slammed into both a fire hydrant and a palm tree, causing the former to burst and the latter to fall down. Late Saturday night, the driver... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man arrested in fatal DUI crash

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police arrested a 62-year-old Morro Bay man on Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence, murder and manslaughter following a crash that took the life of a 63-year-old man. At about 8:14 a.m.,... (Continue reading)