Daily Briefs

Oceano agrees to settlement with terminated manager

At a special meeting on Friday, Oceano officials agreed to pay former General Manager Raffaele Montemurro $12,408 in a settlement agreement in which both parties agreed not to file a lawsuit or any claim against the other. Montemurro’s settlement was... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach woman arrested for mailing meth

A Grover Beach woman was arrested for allegedly attempting to mail a quarter pound of methamphetamine to Virginia Beach, possession of another quarter pound of meth and felony possession of a stolen firearm on Friday. Pismo Beach Police, following up... (Continue reading)

High speed chase ends in Paso Robles fatality

A California Highway Patrol high speed chase ended in a fatal crash Thursday night at about 11 p.m. in Paso Robles. A CHP officer approached a 56-year-old man who appeared drunk at the Wellsona truck stop west of Highway 101,... (Continue reading)

Madonna Road shooter arrested

An Arroyo Grande man was arrested Wednesday on attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting at  a man riding in a car on Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo earlier this week. The victim and two of his friends were driving... (Continue reading)

Ed Arnold pleads to child porn, burglary charges

Former Arroyo Grande City Council member Ed Arnold entered a no-contest plea Wednesday to felony charges of residential burglary and possession of child pornography. Arnold faces of to six months in San Luis Obispo County Jail. Under the plea agreement,... (Continue reading)

Identity theft ring busted

Three alleged members of an identity theft ring suspected of more than 150 theft cases in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties were arrested on Friday. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives, Pismo Beach Police, Santa Maria Police and... (Continue reading)

Tapes provide details of alleged Cal Poly rape

The Cal Poly student accused of rape said he had consensual sex with the alleged victim, while the woman said she woke up the next day naked with severe pain and scratches, according to two search warrants filed by San... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman guilty of $35 million fraud scheme

A Paso Robles woman was found guilty this afternoon of three felony counts in a scheme to defraud the United States Department of Education and the California Department of Education by submitting an application for more than $35 million in... (Continue reading)

Employee attacked at Atascadero State Hospital

An Atascadero State Hospital employee was assaulted Monday, according to the California State Department of Mental Health. Mental Health officials said the employee was in stable condition, but could not provide further details about the assault at this time. After... (Continue reading)

Questionable Grover Beach plan using redevelopment funds derailed

By LISA RIZZO Two Grover Beach councilwomen voted down a controversial plan Monday to sell a public garden to the town’s redevelopment agency in a move that had been set to help ease the city’s budget woes. The city needed... (Continue reading)