Daily Briefs

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Bakersfield woman rescued from Morro Rock

Morro Bay firefighters rescued a 42-year-old Bakersfield woman from Morro Rock on Sunday. After receiving a call about the climber around 12:30 p.m., firefighters found her approximately 150 feet up the rock. The woman, whom... (Continue reading)

Sea lion grabs young girl off wharf

A seal lion grabbed a young girl by her dress Saturday afternoon and pulled her into the water off Steveston Fisherman’s wharf in Richmond, British Columbia. In a YouTube video by Michael Fujiwara, the California... (Continue reading)

Unemployment plummets, job growth in tourism and mining

San Luis Obispo County is ranked sixth out of 58 California counties for lower numbers of unemployed workers, according to a report released last week by the California Employment Development Department. The SLO County unemployment... (Continue reading)

Humpback whale free from Ventura Harbor

It appears a humpback whale that was trapped in the Ventura Harbor Marina on Saturday found its way out during the night. After spectators noticed the 35-foot whale swim into the docks several times and... (Continue reading)

Fire scorches Camp Roberts following controlled burn

A fire broke out at Camp Roberts on Friday and burned about 5,000 acres, one day after a controlled burn at Camp Roberts and about one year following a similar blaze at the National Guard... (Continue reading)

Former Pismo Beach Mayor Rudy Natoli dies at 87

Former Pismo Beach Mayor Rudy Natoli passed away on May 16 at the age of 87. He died in his sleep from natural causes. Natoli was a member of the Pismo Beach Council for eight... (Continue reading)

Professional boxer stabs his parents in Santa Maria

A 21-year-old man who recently gave up a career as a professional boxer allegedly tried to stab both of his parents to death on a Santa Maria street last week. The parents suffered life-threatening stab... (Continue reading)

California may give refugees state jobs and in-state tuition

Faced with an influx of refugees in the Sacramento area, California lawmakers are pushing a legislative package that would help new arrivals with integrating in the education system and workforce. [Sac Bee] Assembly members Kevin... (Continue reading)

California drops communist worker bill, lawmaker issues apology

A California lawmaker has rescinded his bill that would have made it easier for members of the Communist Party and their sympathizers to work for government agencies in California. Though the bill was advancing through... (Continue reading)

Man fires shots in SLO home, prompting SWAT team standoff

A 55-year-old man ran through the street screaming before firing shots inside a San Luis Obispo home early Thursday morning, according to SLOPD. After officers arrived at the home, an approximately five-hour standoff ensued before... (Continue reading)

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