Daily Briefs

Gunman fires warning shot, robs Pismo Beach gas station

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police are searching for a gunman who robbed the Shell gas station in Pismo Beach Sunday evening and fired a warning shot. At about 8 p.m., a man entered the Shell station at 2699 Shell Beach Road,... (Continue reading)

Deputies arrest suspect in multiple sexual assaults in Santa Barbara County

By KAREN VELIE Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies on Saturday arrested a 30-year-old man they suspect committed a string of sexual assaults in the Isla Vista area late last month. Deputies arrested Michael Angelo Auclair of Ventura County  in Lompoc... (Continue reading)

Resident injured in fire in Atascadero, cat killed

By KAREN VELIE One resident was injured and a cat was killed in a fire at a home at 7775 Yesal Avenue in Atascadero on Saturday morning. Shortly after midnight, a caller reported a fire burning in a two-car attached... (Continue reading)

Alleged truck theft leads to motorcycle chase from Los Osos to Atascadero

By JOSH FRIEDMAN After allegedly participating in the theft of a U-Haul truck, a motorcyclist led officers on a chase from Los Osos to Atascadero Friday afternoon that reached speeds of 100 mph or more. While driving in the Los... (Continue reading)

Passenger shot in alleged Highway 101 road rage incident near Orcutt

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot a passenger in a vehicle Thursday night in an apparent road rage incident on Highway 101 near Orcutt. [KSBY] The apparent road rage incident involved two vehicles on Highway 101 near Clark Avenue. At... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police arrest man for loan fraud

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police officers arrested a 27-year old man from Bakersfield on Thursday for attempting to commit loan fraud. SESLOC Federal Credit Union employees contacted the police department on Feb. 23 because people were applying for... (Continue reading)

Cal Fire identifies Nipomo man killed in fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Cal Fire has identified the person killed in a mobile home fire in Nipomo last week as Melvin Nobriga, 70. Shortly before 3 p.m. on Feb. 23, a caller reported a fire burning at a dwelling in... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg postpones missile launch after Putin’s nuclear threat

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Amid the war between Russia and Ukraine and rising concerns over Moscow’s rhetoric relating to nuclear weapons, the United States Department of Defense postponed this week’s test launch of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s gas prices continue to soar

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County gas prices have risen above $5 a gallon, setting new record highs. As of Wednesday, the average price of regular gasoline in SLO County is $5.03 a gallon, according to AAA. One month... (Continue reading)

Car fire shut down southbound Highway 101 in Pismo beach

By KAREN VELIE A car fire on Highway 101 near the Five Cities Drive in Pismo Beach temporary shut down the southbound lanes on Wednesday. Shortly after 11 a.m., callers reported a vehicle with flames shooting out from the car’s... (Continue reading)