Daily Briefs


Woman pleads to manslaughter in death of Templeton man

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County woman pleaded no contest on Friday to voluntary manslaughter in the death of a Templeton man who died from a fentanyl overdose at the county’s safe parking area. On Oct. 27, 2022,... (Continue reading)

Prices at SLO County gas pumps rising, find the best prices

By KAREN VELIE After more than a month of stagnant prices, the cost of gas in San Luis Obispo and the county is rising. The average price for a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County increased three cents... (Continue reading)

Eight candidates vying for SLO County administrator position

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors interviewed eight candidates vying for the county administrator position during a special meeting on Friday morning. Supervisors will whittle down the number of candidates before conducting in-person interviews in... (Continue reading)

Another round of atmospheric river storms to drench the Central Coast

By KAREN VELIE Following a brief period of dry weather, several atmospheric river storms are forecast to drench the Central Coast over the next four to six days, leading to a flood watch and a high surf advisory, according to... (Continue reading)

FBI arrests Cambria man for breaking into the capitol on Jan. 6

By KAREN VELIE FBI agents arrested a Cambria man, who is a triple amputee, for allegedly breaking into the capitol on Jan. 6. On Feb. 13, agents arrested 37-year-old Cameron Clapp for entering a restricted building and attempting to disrupt... (Continue reading)

Grandfather shot and killed in parking lot of California Walmart

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following an accident described as a minor fender bender, a woman allegedly shot and killed a man in the parking lot of a Southern California Walmart earlier this month. [ABC 7] On Feb. 5, Jonathan Mauk, 59,... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors to discuss hiring a new administrator

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a special meeting on Friday to discuss the appointment of a new county administrator, according to an agenda posted Thursday. In Nov. 2023 , the... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County detectives investigating suspicious death

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County detectives are investigating what has been deemed a suspicious death after authorities found a deceased man in Carpinteria on Wednesday. Shortly before 11 a.m., a witness reported the body of a man on Toro... (Continue reading)

SLO County jury finds man guilty of murder, mutilating remains

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County jury on Tuesday found 44-year-old Marco Antonio Cota guilty of first-degree murder and mutilation of human remains in the death of a 64-year-old man who was killed in open space behind Megan’s... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara facing budget deficit, eyeing an increase in parking fees

By KAREN VELIE Facing a $3.8 million budget deficit, the City of Santa Barbara is discussing changes to its parking program, including raising rates and eliminating or shortening free parking periods. In just the parking program, the city anticipates a... (Continue reading)