Daily Briefs


Officer shoots, kills one person in Grover Beach

By KAREN VELIE An officer shot and killed one person in the area of the Laundromat on 13th Street in Grover Beach on Saturday night. Shortly before 9 p.m., the Grover Beach Police Department announced the fatal shooting on the... (Continue reading)

Mother fined $88,000 after children remove protected clams from Pismo Beach

By KAREN VELIE A Fresno woman was hit with a more than $88,000 fine after her children collected 72 protected clams from Pismo Beach during a vacation in 2023. [ABC] During their vacation, Charlotte Russ’ five children collected what they... (Continue reading)

Goleta officers cite 53 during bicycle and pedestrian safety operation

By KAREN VELIE The Goleta Police Department issued 53 citations to drivers and bicyclists for a variety of violations during three bicycle and pedestrian safety operations in May. Officers issued citations for various vehicle code violations where bicyclists or pedestrians... (Continue reading)

California woman made antisemitic phone threats, headed to prison

By KAREN VELIE A 59-year-old California woman is headed to prison after she made antisemitic phone threats to a former executive director of Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. U.S. District Judge Roy K. Altman on Thursday sentenced Melanie Harris of... (Continue reading)

Congressional Republicans urge Newsom to suspend California gas tax hike

By JOSH FRIEDMAN House Republicans from California are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend the state’s annual gas tax increase as Golden State residents grapple with the highest gas prices in the country. [Gazette] All 11 House Republicans from California... (Continue reading)

Teen in Arizona allegedly behind threat against Los Osos Middle School

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has identified a teen in Arizona as the suspect who allegedly made a threat against Los Osos Middle School on Wednesday.  At 2:50 p.m., a staff member... (Continue reading)

Man who shot at Santa Maria CHP officers gets 118 years in prison

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge on Tuesday sentenced a man to 118 years to life in prison for a crime spree in which he shot at a Santa Maria police officer, as well as at CHP officers. [KSBY] On Nov.... (Continue reading)

Elderly man dies after crash on Highway 101 in Orcutt

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN An 80-year-old Santa Maria man died Wednesday after a crash on Highway 101 in Orcutt. [KSBY] The elderly man was driving a Honda Civic on southbound Highway 101 at Union Valley Parkway. At about 12:15 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

SLO and Paso Robles men identified as victims of San Luis Obispo crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo Police Department has identified men from SLO and Paso Robles as the two individuals who died following a multi-vehicle crash last week. Jose Peralta, 49, of San Luis Obispo and Donald Avery, 52,... (Continue reading)

Threat prompts lockdown of Los Osos Middle School

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A threat sent to a staff member led to the lockdown of Los Osos Middle School Wednesday afternoon. At 2:50 p.m., the staff member received a generalized threat against the middle school. The threat was sent to... (Continue reading)