Daily Briefs

Sheriff’s deputy sentenced to 7 years in prison for stealing marijuana

A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy was sentenced today to 84 months in federal prison for orchestrating and leading a $2 million armed robbery – staged as a legitimate law enforcement search – at a warehouse where more than... (Continue reading)

Driver crashes into San Luis Obispo’s World Trade Center Memorial

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A driver crashed into and damaged the World Trade Center Memorial at San Luis Obispo’s Fire Station 1 Saturday evening, suffering injuries in the accident. Shortly after 5 p.m., the driver went off the road by the... (Continue reading)

Thieves snatch thousands of dollars in supplies from Nipomo COVID-19 testing clinic

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County authorities are searching for thieves who stole several thousands of dollars worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) from a COVID-19 testing clinic in Nipomo earlier this month. The items were delivered to the... (Continue reading)

Thief breaks down the door of Diamond Adult World in Grover Beach

Grover Beach police are asking the public’s help in finding a man who crashed his car into the side doors of Diamond Adult World, before he burglarized the store. During the early morning hours of April 2, the man purposely... (Continue reading)

SLO County COVID-19 case numbers dropping again

The 14 day average number of COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County fell to 23 on Friday, the lowest it has been since early November. After four weeks of steady new case counts, numbers appear to again be dropping... (Continue reading)

Deputes accuse Grover Beach man of murdering local activist

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson announced Friday the arrest of a Grover Beach man suspected of the brutal murder of 90-year-old Lawrence Albert Bross of Oceano. On April 8, deputies arrested 41-year-old David James Krause of Grover Beach... (Continue reading)

HASLO seeking to build affordable housing development in Arroyo Grande

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) plans to construct a mixed-use development in Arroyo Grande with 65 units of affordable housing. Plans call for three separate three-story buildings with residential units, as well as commercial... (Continue reading)

Suspects in violent murder of two teens in Santa Barbara arrested

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Law enforcement officers in Santa Barbara County arrested three alleged gang members Thursday morning who are suspected of murdering two teens earlier this year. Shortly before 6 p.m. on Jan. 3, multiple people called 911 to report... (Continue reading)

Suspect pleads guilty to robbing Central Coast bank

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Detroit, Michigan man who robbed CoastHill Credit Union in Lompoc and attempted to rob a bank in Guadalupe, prior to leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended at Vandenberg Air Force Base, has pleaded guilty... (Continue reading)

Park rangers identify body found in the surf at Pismo Beach

Park Rangers identified the man whose body was found in the surf at Pismo Beach State Park on Wednesday as John Peter Moore, 58, of Exeter. While the cause of death has not yet been determined, officials do not suspect... (Continue reading)