A pregnant rattlesnake was fatally attacked in its den located on the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo’s nature preserve in Pismo Beach earlier this month. If identified, the man behind the attack could face criminal charges.

How common are California shark attacks?

Dec 29, 2014
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A man recovering from a shark attack on the Central Coast this weekend is out of the hospital Monday. Although this is the second shark attack this year in San Luis Obispo County, experts say they're still uncommon. 

Even more uncommon are fatal attacks says Traci Larinto a Senior Environmental Specialist for the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife. 

Students, staff and faculty at Cal Poly received an official Crime Alert message Friday evening regarding an attempted sexual assault on campus.

The University Police Department says it received information on Friday that the crime happened this past Sunday at 3:00 a.m. between Mott Gym and the parking structure.

A patient at Atascadero State Hospital (ASH) was being held Thursday night at the San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of murder following the death of a fellow patient Wednesday afternoon.

Yet another patient was being held in isolation at the hospital while an investigation continued into his role in the attack, if any.

California's Department of State Hospitals says the critically injured man was found after staff received a call for help. The victim was taken to the urgent care center at ASH where he was pronounced dead around 3:01 p.m., Wednesday.


An investigation is underway into a violent incident this week at Atascadero State Hospital involving four staff members and three patients.

The California Department of State Hospitals says the patients attacked the staff members Tuesday night causing a struggle during which police officers used pepper spray.