Daily Briefs


Woman killed in crash near Morro Bay

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A woman died following a crash on Highway 1 near Morro Bay Saturday evening. Shortly before 6:30 p.m., a 71-year-old Turlock man, who had been driving northbound on Highway 1 in a Honda CRV, attempted a left... (Continue reading)

Salinas police officer killed during traffic stop

By KAREN VELIE A Salinas police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop Friday night. This was the first time in nearly 80 years that a Salinas officer lost their life in the line of duty. Shortly before... (Continue reading)

Elderly woman struck by car, injured in Nipomo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A driver struck and seriously injured a 71-year-old woman walking in a roadway on the Nipomo Mesa Friday afternoon. Darian Lee Hansen, 70, of Nipomo was driving a 2015 Ford on Black Lake Canyon Road at about... (Continue reading)

SLO County COVID-19 cases continue plummeting

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported six new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, and an decrease in new cases from a daily average of 163 on Tuesday to 119 on Friday. Those who recently succumbed to the virus range... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s ends COVID-19 state of emergency

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County officials on Friday morning terminated the county’s COVID-19 state of emergency that had been in place for nearly two years. The local health emergency declaration granted County Administrative Officer Wade Horton and County... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly to lift mask mandate in mid-March

By BEN DIGUGLIELMO Following the state and San Luis Obispo County easing masking requirements, Cal Poly’s Office of the President announced Thursday that during spring quarter masks will no longer be required in classroom settings for vaccinated students, but will... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to life in prison for murdering Paso Robles woman

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo judge has sentenced a North County man to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of a popular Paso Robles hairdresser. Nancy Woodrum, 62, who operated The Strand salon... (Continue reading)

Police arrest 4 suspects following violent brawl in Atascadero

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officers arrested four suspects on Wednesday following a fight in Atascadero that involved a baseball bat and is reportedly connected to prior criminal activity in the city. At about 3:40 p.m., 911 callers notified Atascadero police about... (Continue reading)

One person killed in mobile home fire in Nipomo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A mobile home fire killed one person in Nipomo on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before 3 p.m., a caller reported a fire burning a dwelling in the 1200 block of Hetrick Avenue. Firefighters arrived and found the mobile... (Continue reading)

Deputy shoots suspect in traffic incident in Vandenberg Village

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a suspect in Vandenberg Village following a reckless driving incident Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., a witness reported a reckless driver. Deputies arrived and determined the driver... (Continue reading)