Daily Briefs

CMC inmate uses cell phone to set up robbery

An inmate at the California Men’s Colony (CMC) in San Luis Obispo County is facing additional prison time after he allegedly used a contraband cell phone to rob a man of a Rolex watch. Jermaine Shermal Nelson, who is currently... (Continue reading)

Martin eyes council seat… again

Steve Martin, a long-time local politician and Atascadero public relations practitioner who occupied a Paso Robles City Council seat for a decade ending in 1996, is the first to throw his hat into Paso Robles’ upcoming Nov. 6 electoral brouhaha.... (Continue reading)

Man hit by train in Paso Robles

An Amtrak passenger train struck a man on the tracks near 24th Street just before 6 p.m. on Monday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police describe the victim as a white male about 60 years old. They are... (Continue reading)

Human remains found in San Luis Obispo

A partial adult male skeleton was discovered in a creek running through a Chevron owned property off Tank Farm Road between Higuera Street and Highway 227 on Sunday. A person leasing the land found the badly decomposed body. San Luis... (Continue reading)

Atascadero apartment fire started on patio

An Atascadero apartment complex fire that left three people with injuries started in the patio area of one of the apartments. [KSBY] On Saturday about 1 p.m., residents heard a loud boom, a barbecue grill fell from one apartment to... (Continue reading)

Officer shoots suspect near Los Alamos

A California Highway Patrol officer responding to a report of a man threatening a woman with a knife in a vehicle shot the suspect during a traffic stop Sunday at about 4 p.m. near Los Alamos, according to Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

Cambria man dies after ATV crash

A 20-year-old Cambria man died and another man faces arrest after an all-terrain-vehicle crash early Sunday morning. At about 4 a.m., Garrett John Taylor, 27, drove the stolen ATV head-on into an oak tree. His passenger, Justin Anthony Evans, died... (Continue reading)

Mountain lion spotted near Bob Jones Trail

A mountain lion sighting near the Bob Jones trail in Avila Beach on Wednesday has led to the posting of warning signs on the trail heads. This is the second time in the past five weeks a mountain lion has... (Continue reading)

Shark sighted off Pismo Beach

A 12-foot shark sighting off Pismo Beach has led officials to post warning signs on the beach A surfer spotted the shark about 150 yards offshore on Thursday morning. The fire department determined it was a  credible sighting. The signs... (Continue reading)

Medi-Cal facing expensive boom

Medi-Cal patient numbers will expand dramatically over the next few years while more and more California physicians are curtailing their services to recipients of the state’s health care program. (San Jose Mercury News) Many doctors already view Medi-Cal reimbursements as... (Continue reading)