Daily Briefs


Teen wounded in shooting in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and wounded a 17-year-old boy in Santa Maria Tuesday evening, resulting in the victim being flown to a hospital. At about 6 p.m., a caller reported a shooting in the area of the 1700... (Continue reading)

SLO County is now allowing people 30 and above to register for a vaccination

San Luis Obispo County Health Department officials announced Wednesday that community members age 30 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Starting April 1, people age 30 and above can sign up for a vaccine through the county... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man suspected of dealing heroin and meth

San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputies arrested a 46-year-old Los Osos man on Tuesday after discovering he had meth and heroin packaged for sale. At approximately 3 p.m., deputies pulled over a vehicle for a code violation on Mountain View... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police arrest suspected drug dealer

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police arrested a 23-year-old suspected drug dealer last week after finding a combined total of about $30,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin in his apartment. On March 25, members of the San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

COVID-19 cases flat, SLO County remains in the red tier

After falling for more than a month, the number of new COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County has remained flat for several weeks, which means the county will remain in the red tier for at least two more weeks.... (Continue reading)

Disoriented hiker rescued from Bishop Peak

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following a lengthy search for a hiker on Bishop Peak, a helicopter airlifted the individual off the San Luis Obispo mountain Tuesday night. At approximately 8:24 p.m., fire personnel learned of a hiker on Bishop Peak who... (Continue reading)

Investigators identify homicide victim as Shandon teenager

Santa Barbara County sheriff deputies have identified the person killed on March 7 in Los Olivos as 17-year-old Santiago Maldonado Martinez of Shandon. Shortly after 6 p.m., a 911 caller reported a single vehicle accident in the 6200-block of Foxen... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man arrested for assault following standoff

Paso Robles police arrested a 25-year-old man on Monday after he allegedly beat a woman and then locked himself in a bathroom after officers arrived. At about 6 p.m., an hysterical woman called 911, but then the line disconnected. During... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court dismantles cash bail for cash-strapped suspects

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously last week to end cash bail for defendants who cannot afford to pay. [CNN] Following Thursday’s ruling, courts in California will now be required to to consider an arrestees ability to... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara police searching for shooting suspects

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara police officers are searching for suspects who escaped capture following an incident Monday evening that involved a shooting and car crash that left a person in critical condition and caused a tree to catch on... (Continue reading)