One person killed, one injured in crash on Highway 166

By KAREN VELIE One person was killed and another critically injured in a single vehicle crash on Highway 166 near Rock Front Ranch on Friday morning. Shortly after 8 a.m., a caller reported the collision in Santa Barbara County near... (Continue reading)

Developmentally disabled man missing from rural Arroyo Grande

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing developmentally disabled man who was last seen walking away from a residential care facility in rural Arroyo Grande. At about 6... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for robbery, assault in San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Police arrested a man accused of robbing and assaulting another homeless man off Marsh Street near the Toro Street Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after noon, a 21-year-old man was on the bank of... (Continue reading)

SLO, Paso Robles join settlements in national opioid case

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The cities of San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles decided on Tuesday to join a nationally negotiated settlement with pharmaceutical companies that will allow the local municipalities to receive funds for combating the opioid epidemic. [New Times]... (Continue reading)

Former Central Coast man allegedly threatened Planned Parenthood

By KAREN VELIE A former Central Coast man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly made repeated death and bomb threats last year, including to a Planned Parenthood office on the day the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its Roe v.... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man arrested for seeking teen boy for sex

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police detectives arrested a 58-year-old Nipomo man on Tuesday who allegedly attempted to meet a 14-year-old boy in order to engage in sex acts.  Richard Cavazos arranged on social media to meet with a person... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach’s new camping ordinance, homeless response

By KAREN VELIE At its meeting on March 27, the Grover Beach City Council adopted an ordinance to regulate camping and vehicle habitation in an attempt to reduce homeless sleeping in their cars and camping in portions of the community.... (Continue reading)

Drunk prison guard attacks strangers in SLO, video

By KAREN VELIE A former prison guard unleashed a violent attack on two strangers in downtown San Luis Obispo on Friday afternoon while so drunk she was unable to button her pants. Celebrating her 34 birthday, Jacquelyn Stuntebeck started her... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County man pleads to threatening school superintendent

By KAREN VELIE A Santa Barbara County man pled guilty on Tuesday to making a criminal threat against the superintendent of the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Randell Earl Graham, 45, left two threatening voice mails at the district office... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly astronaut to pilot NASA mission around moon

NASA has selected Cal Poly alum Victor Glover as the pilot for its upcoming Artemis II mission around the moon. Artemis is a lunar exploration program led by NASA intended to reestablish a human presence on the moon. The program’s... (Continue reading)