Person dies after pickup truck slams into forklift in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person died and another suffered injuries after a pickup truck slammed into a forklift in Santa Maria on Thursday. At about 3 p.m., a small pickup truck was traveling southbound on Skyway Drive at Hangar Street... (Continue reading)

High speed chase ends on Vineyard Drive in Templeton

By KAREN VELIE A high-speed chase with speeds of up to 140 mph ended on Vineyard Drive in Templeton on Thursday morning. The chase started when a King City CHP officer attempted to stop a motorcyclist traveling at 130 mph... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man arrested for murdering co-conspirator in botched robbery

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria detectives and SWAT team members arrested a man this week for allegedly murdering his co-conspirator during a botched robbery in the northern Santa Barbara County late last year. On Dec. 17, 2023, shortly after 4... (Continue reading)

Petition to recall San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson fails

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson won reelection against a relatively unknown opponent by only 13 votes — prompting a recall by a citizens group. The effort to recall Gibson over his his support of raising... (Continue reading)

Police arrest vehicle theft suspect in Grover Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach police made a SWAT-style arrest of a vehicle theft suspect at a home in the South County city on Monday. Earlier in the day, patrol officers located a stolen vehicle at a home in the... (Continue reading)

Male victim shot and wounded in Lompoc

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and wounded a male victim in Lompoc Tuesday night.  Shortly after 10 p.m., a caller reported the shooting near the intersection of E. Pine Avenue and N. G Street. Officers arrived at the scene... (Continue reading)

Woman dies after jumping onto Highway 101 in Atascadero

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 36-year-old woman died after jumping off an overpass and onto Highway 101 in Atascadero Wednesday morning. The woman jumped from the Del Rio Road overpass onto northbound Highway 101 at about 11:30 a.m. Atascadero police are... (Continue reading)

Take a look inside the house on stilts in Pismo Beach

By CalCoastNews staff Take a look inside the only house located directly on the sands of Pismo Beach, the Beach House. The house on stilts offers an unparalleled experience where nothing stands between you, the beach and the Pacific Ocean.... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police seek help identifying theft, fraud suspects

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo Police Department is seeking the public for help identifying four individuals who last week allegedly stole an elderly person’s wallet, after which the victim’s credit cards were used to make fraudulent purchases across... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police searching for Target shoplifters who snatched beauty products

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police are asking the public for help identify two females who allegedly stole more than $5,700 worth of cosmetics and other beauty products from Target last week. On April 24, surveillance cameras at the Paso... (Continue reading)