Daily Briefs

Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by vehicle near Nipomo

By KAREN VELIE A pedestrian suffered major injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 101 in Nipomo near the Santa Maria Raceway on Friday, according to the CHP. Shortly after 1 p.m., the man was walking in the... (Continue reading)

Armed Nipomo Elementary School student threatens another student

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Nipomo Elementary School student allegedly threatened to hurt another student while wielding a knife last week. [KSBY] On Feb. 3, the 11-year-old student allegedly made threats against another student at school. Nipomo Elementary staffers and the... (Continue reading)

Gunman shoots, kills victim at student housing in Goleta

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and killed a person at the Pacifica Suites hotel in Goleta Thursday evening, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after 8 p.m., a caller reported shots fired at the Pacifica Suites... (Continue reading)

SLO County reports worst COVID-19 death count

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported 18 deaths from COVID-19 during the past three days, the highest number of deaths since the pandemic started, according to the county’s health department. Meanwhile, the number of SLO County residents in... (Continue reading)

Shots fired during family squabble in Nipomo, two arrested

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies arrested two people who fired shots near a Nipomo residence where a father and his teen daughter were arguing on Wednesday. Several 911 callers reported shots fired in the 1000 block of... (Continue reading)

Officers searching for Paso Robles bank robber

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles Police are searching for man who robbed the U.S. Bank branch at the Albertsons grocery store on Thursday shortly after noon. The man entered the bank at 189 Niblick Road, approached a teller and passed... (Continue reading)

Loaded man busted for drugs and weapons in Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police officers arrested a man found on Tuesday with thousands of dollars worth of drugs, as well as a loaded handgun and large-capacity magazine. Shortly before noon, a 911 caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo loses motion to dismiss homeless rights suit

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A federal judge this week rejected a motion filed by the city of San Luis Obispo seeking to dismiss a lawsuit over homeless individuals being allowed to sleep in tents and vehicles. [KSBY] Last September, a group... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County lifting indoor mask mandate

By Karen Velie San Luis Obispo County officials announced Wednesday they will lift the county’s indoor mask mandate on Feb. 16. New case rates have been dropping for several weeks. The state continues to require masking in indoor public places... (Continue reading)

Middle school student struck and killed by train in Paso Robles identified

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The girl struck and killed by a train in Paso Robles on Monday has been identified as 13-year-old Genesis Guerrero. Shortly before 4:30 p.m., a northbound Coast Starlight train struck Guerrero while she was walking southbound with... (Continue reading)