Daily Briefs

Police searching for Santa Maria robbery victim and suspects

Santa Maria police are searching for both the suspects and the victim in a robbery at gunpoint that occurred earlier this month. Shortly before 11 p.m. on July 13, two suspects robbed a victim at gunpoint in the 400 block... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus cases escalate in SLO County, another deputy tests positive

A fifth San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputy tested positive for the coronavirus, as the county sets another record for the number of people hospitalized with the virus. While in home quarantine, after exposure to a person with the virus,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo again charging for parking downtown

BY CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo on Monday began charging for 30-minute and two-hour parking meter spaces. On March 16, because of the pandemic, the city stopped charging for parking. Currently, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday,... (Continue reading)

Deputies investigating human foot found in Templeton

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies are investigating a human foot found in Templeton on Monday morning. Shortly after 9 a.m., a bicyclist reported finding a human foot on the 2800 block of Santa Rita Road in rural Templeton. Detectives... (Continue reading)

Truck crashes into utility pole in San Luis Obispo

A truck crashed into a utility pole off southbound Highway 101 at the Broad Street onramp early Monday morning. At approximately 5:30 a.m., the truck drove off the highway and ended up on the Broad Street onramp. Following the collision,... (Continue reading)

Squatter refuses to leave Isla Vista apartment

A standoff between Santa Barbara County sheriff deputies and a squatter in Isla Vista ended after deputies deployed pepper spray into a bathroom on Friday. Shortly after 12 p.m., the landlord of an apartment complex at 897 Camino Del Sur... (Continue reading)

SLO County schools apply for waivers for in-person classes

Gov. Gavin Newsom is permitting elementary schools in counties on the monitoring list for coronavirus infections to apply for waivers for in-person classes. The waivers are for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. School districts initiate the process through applications... (Continue reading)

Credit card skimmers found at gas station in Morro Bay

Morro Bay police are investigating the discovery Thursday of eight credit card skimmers at the Sinclair Gas Station on Morro Bay Boulevard. A San Luis Obispo County Weights and Measures employee discovered the devices installed in gas pumps at the... (Continue reading)

Arsonist set June fire in Avila Beach

Cal Fire investigators announced Friday that an arsonist set the Avila Fire, which burned 445 acres and threatened homes in Shell Beach in June. The fire began in a creek bed about 70 feet from Avila Beach Drive near Highway... (Continue reading)

Thieves burglarize Ellen DeGeneres Montecito home

Burglars hit the Montecito home of popular television host Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi on the Fourth of July, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office. Investigators believe the residence was targeted because of DeGeneres and de Rossi’s ... (Continue reading)