Daily Briefs

Paso Robles radio host retires at 90

Rick Crespin, the host of Trader Rick’s Country Store, is retiring after 38 years at KPRL in Paso Robles. Crespin is 90 years old. In 1982, Crespin joined the station playing classical music. Then in 1998, he began hosting Trader... (Continue reading)

Gunman shoots two deputies in LA County, protesters block ambulances

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities are searching for a male suspect who ambushed, shot and severely wounded two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies outside a Metro station in Compton Saturday evening, a near fatal incident that kicked off a bizarre chain... (Continue reading)

Catalytic converters stolen from Atascadero car lot

By RICHARD BASTIAN A thief targeted a car lot in Atascadero last weekend, cutting off catalytic converters from eight cars. On Sept. 5, an employee arrived at Modern Fleet Liquidation on Ramona Road and began starting each vehicle. The employee... (Continue reading)

Templeton man suffers major injuries in crash in Atascadero

A Templeton motorcyclist was seriously injured Friday morning in a crash on Highway 101 in Atascadero. Shortly after 9 a.m., Jack Anthony Slemmer was riding a 2001 Harley Davidson Super Glide Sport motorcycle southbound on Highway 101 near San Anselmo... (Continue reading)

San Miguel CSD bookkeeper sentenced to jail for embezzlement

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo judge sentenced a former San Miguel Community Services District bookkeeper to 180 days in jail on Thursday for theft of $38,000 from the North County CSD. Kallie Johnson, 30, stole San Miguel CSD... (Continue reading)

Influential Shandon winemaker Sam Balakian, dies at 78

By CCN STAFF Sam Balakian was one of the most influential winemakers in California. Through his SVP Winery, he crushed and produced wines for multiple vineyard owners in the area while producing his own labels. During this years harvest, Balakian... (Continue reading)

Man wielding two machetes attacks arsonist in SLO

By CCN STAFF A 23-year-old man allegedly attacked a 40-year-old man with two machetes Thursday afternoon at a homeless encampment in San Luis Obispo, leaving one man hospitalized with major injuries and the other in the jail, police said. Both... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for human trafficking in SLO County

Sheriff deputies extradited a man for allegedly trafficking a 31-year-old pregnant woman while in San Luis Obispo County in April. During an undercover prostitution sting, investigators made contact with the female victim, and identified the male suspect as 33-year-old Anthony... (Continue reading)

Three people escape burning home in SLO

Three residents managed to escape a house that caught fire late Wednesday night in San Luis Obispo. At bout 11:57 p.m., a 911 caller reported a fire at a home at 1921 Santa Barbara Avenue. San Luis Obispo police officers... (Continue reading)

Intoxicated teen crashes car into SLO home

An allegedly intoxicated teen crashed into a home in San Luis Obispo Wednesday night, injuring four people. Earlier, a teen stole alcohol from the Grocery Outlet on Madonna Road. Four minors between the ages of 14 and 17 then fled... (Continue reading)