Daily Briefs

Man snatches Cal Fire vehicle, leads officers on high-speed chase

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Nevada man stole a Cal Fire vehicle in Northern California on Friday and led law enforcement on a chase that reached speeds of about 100 mph. The suspect stole a Cal fire utility vehicle from Highway... (Continue reading)

SLO County gas prices continue slow decline, find the lowest prices

By KAREN VELIE Steady crude oil prices and a moderate demand for gasoline in the United States has led to a five cent decline in national gas prices. During the past week, the average price of gas in San Luis... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police search for stabbing suspects

By KAREN VELIE Police are searching for two suspects who were allegedly involved in a stabbing on Saturday afternoon near the Arroyo Grande Farmers Market in the Village. Shortly after 2 p.m., a caller reported a man stabbed a victim... (Continue reading)

Man injures himself burglarizing two Atascadero businesses, busted

By KAREN VELIE Atascadero police arrested a man suspected of breaking into two businesses early Saturday morning, and then leaving a trail of blood. Shortly before 3 a.m., an alarm alerted officers to a burglary at a business in the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man arrested for robbery, assault

By KAREN VELIE Atascadero police arrested a San Luis Obispo man on Friday for allegedly assaulting and robbing a man at Stadium Park. Shortly after 1 a.m., staff at Twin Cities Community Hospital informed officers they were treating a man... (Continue reading)

Deputies searching for Carpinteria kidnapping and robbery suspects

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives are searching for a pair of suspects who allegedly kidnapped a person in Carpinteria on Tuesday, brought the victim to a bank and forced the individual to withdraw cash. At about 2:30... (Continue reading)

California air board agrees to phase out gas cars by 2035

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California Air Resources Board voted on Thursday to mandate that, by 2035, all new cars and light trucks sold in the Golden State be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). Automakers, but not car dealers, will have to comply... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles City Council appoints Bausch to fill empty council seat

By KAREN VELIE The Paso Robles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint school board trustee Chris Bausch to fill the empty District 2 seat previous held by Maria Garcia, who resigned on Aug. 3. Bausch, a business consultant, is... (Continue reading)

Lompoc Police Department eases conceal carry permit requirements

By KAREN VELIE In response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a good cause requirement is unconstitutional, the Lompoc Police Department has eased its requirements to obtain a conceal carry gun permit, Chief Joseph Mariani announced Thursday. In June,... (Continue reading)

SLO County approves $25 million contract to build Templeton dispatch facility

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a $25 million contract for the construction of a dispatch facility in Templeton. Santa Maria-based Diani Building Corporation will construct the new dispatch center... (Continue reading)