Daily Briefs


Former Morro Bay councilman George Leage died

By JOSH FRIEDMAN George Leage, known as an ever-present man in the Morro Bay waterfront restaurant business, who also served on the city council, has died. [KSBY] Leage died April 27 following a long battle with cancer. He was either... (Continue reading)

Thieves nab $250,000 of jewelry from Cambria antique shop, arrested

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County deputies arrested a pair of alleged thieves who allegedly stolen more than $250,000 worth of jewelry from Rich Man Poor Man Antique Shop in Cambria. On Oct. 19, at about 3:45 a.m., an... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County COVID-19 case rates rising again

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported a increase in new COVID-19 cases this week from a daily average of 13 on April 27 to 25 on May 4. During the past seven days, the county reported 249 SLO... (Continue reading)

Farm workers at Santa Maria berry farm go on strike

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Workers at J&G Berry Farms in Santa Maria who are demanding a pay increase are on strike. [KSBY] The striking workers say they currently make $2.10 per box of strawberries. They are asking for a raise to... (Continue reading)

Hundreds protest in San Luis Obispo over Supreme Court abortion opinion

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Several hundred people protested in downtown San Luis Obispo on Monday after a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion indicated the nation’s high court would overturn the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade. Pro-choice advocates gathered outside the... (Continue reading)

Deputies arrest Lompoc Police officer for sexual battery

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lompoc police officer last month on charges of felony domestic violence and sexual battery. [KSBY] Mauricio Calderon, a 48-year-old Orcutt resident, turned himself in at his attorney’s office in Santa... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man leads officers on high-speed chase

By KAREN VELIE A 26-year-old Paso Robles man led officers on a high-speed chase from San Luis Obispo to Orcutt on Tuesday, according to the SLO Police Department. Late Tuesday morning, SLO police officers attempted to pull over a stolen... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles school district plans to auction off pool

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In an effort to downscale its pricey aquatic center project, the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District is auctioning off the parts of a pool it purchased. District officials listed the parts for the warmup-sized Myrtha pool... (Continue reading)

Teen convicted of killing a Cal Poly student, arrested for DUI again

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Los Osos teen who struck and killed a Cal Poly student while driving under the influence in 2017 is back in San Luis Obispo County Jail, where she is being held on charges stemming from an... (Continue reading)

One person killed in crash near Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person died following a collision between a semi-truck and a sedan east of Santa Maria Monday morning. At about 6:35 a.m., the semi-truck collided with the sedan near the intersection of E. Betteravia and Philbric roads,... (Continue reading)