Daily Briefs

Pedestrian killed on Highway 101 in Orcutt

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A pickup truck struck and killed a person who was walking on Highway 101 in Orcutt early Friday morning. Shortly before 1 a.m., a man was walking on Highway 101 south of Clark Avenue when he was... (Continue reading)

Garbage truck drags pedestrian several blocks in Morro Bay

A large commercial trash truck hit and killed a pedestrian in Morro Bay on Thursday. Shortly after noon, a commercial garbage truck crashed into a man who was crossing Morro Bay Boulevard at Bernardo Avenue. The man’s body came to... (Continue reading)

Police nab arsonist who torched RV in San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police officers arrested a man who allegedly set a recreational vehicle trailer on fire Sunday morning, in which individuals may have been living. Shortly before 8 a.m., callers reported the RV burning in the... (Continue reading)

Deputies arrest San Luis Obispo man on weapon and drug charges

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 27-year-old San Luis Obispo man on Tuesday afternoon who allegedly brought firearms, heroin and methamphetamine to the Chumash Casino Resort, and then fell asleep in a parking garage. Shortly before... (Continue reading)

Police identify Grover Beach man killed in crash

By KAREN VELIE Officers identified the motorcyclist killed in a crash with an SUV on Monday afternoon as Brian Robert Brewer, 26, of Grover Beach. Shortly before 3 p.m., Brewer collided with the SUV at the intersection of Fourth Street... (Continue reading)

Spike in shootings in Lompoc, 42 in 2021

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A little more than halfway through the year, there have been 42 shooting in Lompoc this year. [KSBY] The latest shooting occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on Tuesday in the 500 block of O Street. Officers arrived... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County IWMA to consider appointing Paavo Ogren

By KAREN VELIE Amid plans for San Luis Obispo County to exit the Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA), the waste management agency’s board of directors will consider hiring Paavo Ogren as interim executive director on Wednesday afternoon. If appointed, Ogren... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles murder suspect avoids capture in Mexico, police said

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A suspect who allegedly shot and killed a man outside a Paso Robles liquor store last year has reportedly fled to Mexico. [Tribune] Jose DeJesus Campoverde Guerrero, 22, is accused of killing Oliver Nungaray, 27. Campoverde Guerrero... (Continue reading)

Three SLO County residents died from COVID-19 last week

After no new COVID-19 deaths in nearly two months, three San Luis Obispo County residents died last week from the virus. One resident was in their 50s, one was in their 60s and one was in their 70s. The number... (Continue reading)

Child tax credit payments headed to Central Coast families

Central Coast parents could see their first child tax credit payment in their bank accounts as early as Thursday. Under the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan, the annual child tax credit has increased from $2,000 per child to $3,000 to... (Continue reading)