Daily Briefs

Firefighters rescue a Central Coast cow stuck in the mud

By KAREN VELIE Santa Barbara County firefighters on Monday rescued a large cow stuck in the mud following a mudslide at the Dos Pueblo Ranch in Goleta. Late Monday afternoon, a rancher discovered a “Ronvey” Swiss alp cow trapped in... (Continue reading)

Man caught prowling in backyard of house near Cal Poly in SLO, video

By JOSH FRIEDMAN For the third time in a span of slightly more than half a year, a surveillance camera caught a suspect prowling in the backyard of a house near Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Early Monday morning,... (Continue reading)

Officials searching for suspect who dumped hazardous waste near Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE Officials are asking for the public’s help finding the suspect who dumped several drums filled with hazardous waste on the side of Monterey Road near Paso Robles. On Dec. 18, San Luis Obispo County maintenance workers discovered... (Continue reading)

Early morning fire damages Arroyo Grande house

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Firefighters extinguished a blaze that damaged an Arroyo Grande house early Tuesday morning. Shortly after 4 a.m., a caller reported the blaze at 260 N. Oak Park Boulevard. Before firefighters arrived, an occupant and a pet escaped... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys outbuilding on property in rural Atascadero

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire destroyed an outbuilding on a residential property in rural Atascadero on Monday afternoon. At approximately 1:33 p.m., a caller reported the fire burning at 8850 Rocky Canyon Road, according to Cal Fire. Flames consumed a... (Continue reading)

Central Coast man killed in crash near Lompoc identified

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN CHP officials have identified a Central Coast man who died following a head-on collision near Lompoc Sunday afternoon. Shortly before 4 p.m., 44-year-old Nils Gustavson of Lompoc was driving a 1997 Saab sedan westbound on Highway... (Continue reading)

Gender reveal party sparked fatal California wildfire, couple admits

By KAREN VELIE A California couple’s gender-reveal party ignited a fatal California wildfire that led to the death of one firefighter in 2020. The couple pleaded guilty on Friday to multiple charges related to the El Dorado Fire. On Sept.... (Continue reading)

Assemblywoman Dawn Addis on medical leave

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Assemblywoman Dawn Addis is out on medical leave because of a mass discovered in her abdomen. In late December, Addis suffered stomach pains and sought medical help at a hospital. Doctors found a... (Continue reading)

Shots fired, woman screaming, felon arrested in Shandon

By KAREN VELIE A 31-year-old felon is in jail after San Luis Obispo County deputies found him with a gun during an investigation into shots fired in Shandon on Saturday. Shortly before noon, mutiple 911 callers reported hearing shots fired... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo conducting DUI patrols on Super Bowl weekend

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police officers plan to patrol for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during Super Bowl weekend, the department announced Thursday. Additional officers will patrol the streets throughout the weekend.... (Continue reading)