Daily Briefs


Easter morning fire damages Avila Beach apartment

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire burned part of an apartment at an Avila Beach complex Sunday morning. At about 10:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported the blaze burning  at an apartment complex located at 200 San Luis Street, according to... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay police seeking man who stole live crabs

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Morro Bay police officers are searching for a thief who broke into the crab tank at Giovanni’s Fish Market and stole live crabs early Saturday morning. Surveillance footage published by Giovanni’s Fish Market shows a man open... (Continue reading)

Two Santa Barbara teens charged with murder

Santa Barbara police arrested two teenagers Friday they suspect fatally shot a 23-year-old man on Monday. The teens allegedly shot Jesus Espinosa-Maldonado of Oxnard as he was driving on Eucalyptus Hill Road near Salinas Street. Following the shooting, the vehicle... (Continue reading)

Dozens of people rally against Asian hate in San Luis Obispo

More than 100 people attended a peaceful rally on Thursday in San Luis Obispo in opposition to hate and racism directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. After organizers Kaela Lee and Mia Shin spoke to the crowd at Mitchell... (Continue reading)

Man accused of raping unconscious San Luis Obispo teen

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 22-year-old San Luis Obispo man allegedly raped an unconscious 16-year-old girl last month after plying her with alcohol. Shortly after 8 p.m. on March 20, the victim’s family took her to a local hospital. San Luis... (Continue reading)

Vehicle bursts in flames near SLO County Sheriff’s Office

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A station wagon burst into flames on Highway 1 by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Thursday morning. The vehicle caught on fire shortly before 10 a.m. by the intersection of Highway 1 and Kansas Avenue... (Continue reading)

SLO Farmers’ Market to reopen next week

By JOSH FRIEDMAN After being shut down for more than a year because of the coronavirus, the San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market will return on May 6. Farmers’ Market will reopen in multiple phases. In the first phase, the Thursday-evening... (Continue reading)

Teen wounded in shooting in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and wounded a 17-year-old boy in Santa Maria Tuesday evening, resulting in the victim being flown to a hospital. At about 6 p.m., a caller reported a shooting in the area of the 1700... (Continue reading)

SLO County is now allowing people 30 and above to register for a vaccination

San Luis Obispo County Health Department officials announced Wednesday that community members age 30 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Starting April 1, people age 30 and above can sign up for a vaccine through the county... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man suspected of dealing heroin and meth

San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputies arrested a 46-year-old Los Osos man on Tuesday after discovering he had meth and heroin packaged for sale. At approximately 3 p.m., deputies pulled over a vehicle for a code violation on Mountain View... (Continue reading)