Daily Briefs


Santa Maria man convicted of murder over Nipomo DUI crash that killed teen

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County jury has convicted a Santa Maria man of second-degree murder for driving intoxicated and in the wrong direction on Highway 101 in Nipomo and killing a 14-year-old. On the night of March... (Continue reading)

Police identify Arroyo Grande senior apartment complex gunman, victim

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police have identified the victim and the gunman killed in a murder suicide at an Arroyo Grande senior apartment complex on Wednesday. Shortly after 3 p.m., 66-year-old David Falcon allegedly shot and killed 57-year-old Cambria Grant, the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police holding DUI checkpoint Friday night

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo police plan to conduct a DUI checkpoint in the city at an undisclosed location on Friday evening from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The department selects the location based on a history of DUI... (Continue reading)

Two people killed at senior apartment complex in Arroyo Grande

By KAREN VELIE Two people are dead after a shooting and standoff at a senior apartment complex in Arroyo Grande on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after 3 p.m., a caller reported hearing three to five shots fired in the area of... (Continue reading)

Atmospheric river storms headed to San Luis Obispo County

By KAREN VELIE Atmospheric river storms are expected to bring strong winds, high surf and soaking rains to San Luis Obispo County, which could result in flooding, mud slides and downed trees. Rain of a half an inch in the... (Continue reading)

Alleged DUI driver slams into tree near San Luis Obispo High School

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An allegedly intoxicated driver slammed into a tree near San Luis Obispo High School early Wednesday morning.  Shortly after midnight, the driver, a 26-year-old man, crashed his red SUV into a tree on San Luis Drive. First... (Continue reading)

Officers release videos, details of fatal shooting in Lompoc

By KAREN VELIE Officers released additional details and multiple videos of the robbery and fatal shooting involving a Lompoc police officer at Circle K convenience store on Dec. 28. A Lompoc police officer shot and killed an armed 20-year-old man... (Continue reading)

Serial arsonist gets 25 years to life over fire near SLO Elks Lodge

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge last week sentenced a San Luis Obispo man and serial arsonist to 25 years to life in prison for intentionally setting a fire that burned a homeless camp near the SLO Elks Lodge.  On... (Continue reading)

Man shot after using women’s bathroom at California park

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and pistol-whipped a man after he used a women’s bathroom at a Southern California park on Saturday. [Sacramento Bee] The man went to use the men’s restroom at Sylvan Park in Redlands, but it... (Continue reading)

Stabbing victim found at Oceano gas station

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a stabbing after finding a wounded man at an Oceano gas station on Sunday. [KSBY] Just before 2 p.m., witnesses reported a male stabbing victim at Oceano Market &... (Continue reading)