Daily Briefs


Cal Poly student killed in car crash

A Cal Poly junior died Saturday in a car crash, according to the university. Angel De Los Santos was 21 years old. She was a nutrition major from Ukiah, California, as well as a member of the university’s women’s club... (Continue reading)

California and four other states seek $1 trillion in relief funds

California and four other western states have jointly requested a combined total of $1 trillion in coronavirus relief funding from the federal government. The governors and legislative leaders of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Colorado authored a letter asking for... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash with deer in Atascadero

A motorcyclist is hospitalized with major injuries after he crashed into a deer on Rocky Canyon Road in Atascadero on Monday, according to the CHP. At about 2:30 p.m., the man was headed northbound when a deer ran in front... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles leads SLO County in new coronavirus cases

During the past two days, 12 people in San Luis Obispo County have tested positive for the coronavirus: nine in Paso Robles, two in Pismo Beach and one in Nipomo. During the past month, the majority of people with new... (Continue reading)

Two teens arrested for stealing from Central Coast pharmacies

Law enforcement officers arrested a pair of teens who allegedly burglarized one business each in Santa Maria and Orcutt early Sunday morning. At approximately 3:17 a.m., Santa Maria police officers learned of a burglary at Walgreens in the 700 block... (Continue reading)

Shark attacks and kills Santa Cruz surfer

A shark attacked and killed a 26-year-old man from Santa Cruz who was surfing Saturday at a Northern California Beach, officials said. At about 1:30 p.m., the shark attacked the man who was surfing about 100 yards from the shore... (Continue reading)

Armed man robs bank in Santa Maria

Police officers and FBI agents are searching for a man who robbed the Community Bank in Santa Maria at gunpoint on Friday. Shortly before 5 p.m., a man armed with a handgun robbed the Community Bank branch located at 11421... (Continue reading)

Comparing coronavirus cases in SLO County, to nearby counties

After having a minor escalation in new coronavirus cases in late April and early March, the number of new infections in San Luis Obispo County has slowed with only 13 during the past six days. At the same time, cases... (Continue reading)

Newsom rejects SLO County’s reopening plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected San Luis Obispo’s proposed three step reopening plan, leading local officials to agree to work under state guidelines. On Thursday, Newsom announced that all counties could move partially into phase two of his reopening plan allowing... (Continue reading)

More than 800 inmates in Lompoc test positive for the coronavirus

The number of inmates with the coronavirus at the federal correctional complex in Lompoc has exploded, with 823 inmates and 25 staffers testing positive for the virus. The prison conducted widespread testing of inmates and staff, some of whom were... (Continue reading)