Daily Briefs


Thief loots more than half of San Luis Obispo store’s inventory

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A burglar or burglars stole more than half of a downtown San Luis Obispo store’s inventory, the business posted on social media post. Hemp Shak, located at 781 Higuera Street, sells eco-friendly clothing and cannabidiol (CBD) products,... (Continue reading)

Longtime Pismo Beach police chief retiring

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Pismo Beach Police Chief Jake Miller will retire in April after spending 27 years with his city’s force and more than six years at the helm of the department. Miller, a longtime Pismo Beach resident, joined the... (Continue reading)

SLO County Sheriff’s deputy crashes into tree in Grover Beach

A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputy crashed into a tree in front of a Grover Beach home on Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after noon, the sheriff’s vehicle hit the tree on Oak Park Boulevard near La Jolla Court. Paramedics are... (Continue reading)

Up to 20-foot waves coming to San Luis Obispo county

A group of low pressure storms is delivering large breaking waves of 15 to 20 feet with dangerous rip currents to San Luis Obispo county, according to the National Weather Service. Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to... (Continue reading)

Shots fired in rural SLO, man barricades himself inside home

By JOSH FRIEDMAN While reportedly having a mental health crisis, a man fired shots at a vehicle and then barricaded himself inside a rural San Luis Obispo home Monday afternoon, prior to surrendering to law enforcement. At about 1 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

SLO County at 11,635 coronavirus cases, 88 deaths

Labs in San Luis Obispo County reported 307 new coronavirus cases on Jan. 2 and 168 on Jan. 3, bringing the county’s total to 11,635 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data the California Department of Public Health... (Continue reading)

Two dead, multiple people injured in Santa Barbara County shootings

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Shootings in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara over the weekend left two people dead, one in each city. The Santa Barbara shooting also left an unknown number of victims hospitalized. At about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, witnesses... (Continue reading)

Man falls off cliff at Montana de Oro, rescued

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Emergency personnel rescued a man who fell off a cliff at Montana de Oro State Park on Sunday. Shortly before 4 p.m., a 26-year-old man was walking on a cliff ledge near Corallina Cove when he slipped... (Continue reading)

Deputies searching for missing Arroyo Grande man

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating an at-risk man last seen in rural Arroyo Grande. Andrew Daniel Romero was last seen at approximately 4 p.m. on Jan. 2. At the time, he... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly eases student coronavirus testing requirements

Amid backlash from students and parents, Cal Poly reduced its testing requirements, including no longer requiring all students to test twice weekly. After campus administrators announced a requirement that all students test twice weekly regardless if they are taking in-person... (Continue reading)