Daily Briefs

Workers find human remains near Atascadero home

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A contractor doing remodeling work found human remains on the property of an Atascadero home on Tuesday. [KSBY] It is believed they are likely Native American remains. Workers dug up the remains on a property on Acacia... (Continue reading)

Gang members murder college students attempting to sell pot in Goleta

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two Santa Barbara gang members are accused of shooting and killing a pair of 19-year-old college students who were attempting to sell marijuana in Goleta. Prosecutors have charged the gang members with two counts of murder each... (Continue reading)

COVID-19 cases drop in SLO County, almost 40,000 vaccinations given

While the number of vaccines administered in San Luis Obispo County increases, daily new cases are on the decline. Residents have received more than 37,000 vaccine doses through the county and CDC partnerships with pharmacies. Residents over 75 can book... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors ask state to stop threatening businesses with closure

San Luis Obispo County supervisors Debbie Arnold and John Peschong sent a letter Monday to Gov. Gavin Newsom asking that the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control stop threatening to close local restaurants, bars and wineries for violating COVID-19 regulations unless... (Continue reading)

Judge blocks LA district attorney’s reform policies as unlawful

A judge ruled on Monday against Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón’s policy of restricting the use of sentencing enhancements because it violates California law. The Los Angeles County Association of Deputy District Attorneys filed a civil lawsuit against Gascón... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay teacher had sex with a student, police said

By KAREN VELIE A Morro Bay High School teacher was arrested Monday for allegedly having sex with an underage student and solicitation of a minor. After receiving an anonymous tip, Morro Bay police officers conducted a three week investigation into... (Continue reading)

Alleged drunk driver crashes in SLO on Superbowl Sunday

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An allegedly intoxicated driver crashed and severely damaged a car in San Luis Obispo Sunday night. At about 11:15 p.m., a 911 caller reported a crash at the roundabout on Tank Farm Road, according to the San... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria paying tourists $100 to visit

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In the aftermath of California’s second stay-at-home order, tourists who were quick to snap up a promotional offer are receiving $100 gift cards for booking short stays in the Santa Maria Valley. The Santa Maria Valley Chamber... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man allegedly took his mother hostage

A 40-year-old Paso Robles man is in jail after allegedly holding his mother hostage while threatening to hill her with a knife on Friday evening. Shortly after 7 p.m., the sister of Charles Courtemanche told police her brother was holding... (Continue reading)

Hate speech found on Cal Poly Jewish fraternity

Cal Poly students found swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti in front of and on a Jewish fraternity house — Alpha Epsilon Pi — on Friday. The vandals damaged the fraternity on the Shabbat, a Jewish holy day that starts before... (Continue reading)