SLO coach allegedly pursued underage student, left on the job

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo High School officials learned last October that their head basketball coach, who also taught history, allegedly sent inappropriate texts to an underage student and commented to her about breasts and buttocks during class, but... (Continue reading)

2001 Morro Bay murder sentenced to life in prison

By JOSH FRIEDMAN More than two decades after a double-murder at Morro Strand State Campground, a San Luis Obispo County judge on Monday sentenced the gunman to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Stephen Arthur Deflaun, now 64,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County deputies searching for alleged burglar with knife

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect who intruded on a residential property in Summerland Tuesday morning while allegedly armed with a knife. Shortly after 9 a.m., a 911 caller reported a male intruder... (Continue reading)

Atascadero police find human remains near walking path

By KAREN VELIE Atascadero police officers are investigating the discovery of human remains near a walking path close to Las Lomas Avenue on Sunday. The remains, which were found in a state of advanced decomposition, are believed to have been... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Police searching for machete wielding assailant

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police are searching for a man who attacked a victim with a machete on Sunday night. Shortly before 6 p.m., a caller reported a person had been stabbed. Both parties fled the scene before officers... (Continue reading)

Human bones found during SLO County search, not Kyle Doan

By KAREN VELIE Adult human bones were found along the Salinas River amid an ongoing search for missing 5-year-old Kyle Doan, who was not located during the two-day search, said San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson. On July 7th... (Continue reading)

SLO police searching for identity theft, counterfeiting suspects

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police officers are searching for a man and woman who allegedly used stolen credit cards to purchase more than $1,000 of gift cards.  On Saturday afternoon, a burglar smashed the window of a vehicle... (Continue reading)

Fire burns 355 acres near San Miguel

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire that started on Sunday near San Miguel has burned 355 acres and is 80% contained, as of Monday morning.  Shortly before 4 p.m., a caller reported a fire burning close to Indian Valley and Vineyard... (Continue reading)

SLO County dining and other specials in July

Find great local deals on dining, entertainment, legal services, automotive, landscaping and more while supporting San Luis Obispo County businesses and the local economy. Shin’s Sushi restaurant in San Luis Obispo Shin’s offers discounts on select rolls Sunday through Thursday.... (Continue reading)

14-year-old shot and killed in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A shooting amid a large gathering in Santa Maria Friday night left a 14-year-old boy dead and a 21-year-old man wounded. A group had gathered in a parking lot near the 1300 block of S. Bradley Road... (Continue reading)