Daily Briefs

Tour bus plunges off cliff near Shandon, one dead and seven injured

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person was killed and seven others suffered injuries after the tour bus transporting country singer Josh Turner’s road crew plunged off an approximately 50-foot cliff near Shandon late Wednesday night. Earlier in the night, Turner performed... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles church staffer convicted of theft

A former office manager for the Life Community Church in Paso Robles pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges she embezzled more than $200,000 from the church. [Cal Coast Times] Originally charged with three counts of embezzlement, 51-year-old Claire Easton plead... (Continue reading)

Injured Conception crew member files for damages

A crew member who was injured during the Conception boat disaster that killed 34 people has filed for damages against the owner of the vessel and the dive company that sponsored the trip. [Pacific Coast Business Times] In the filing,... (Continue reading)

MindBody opening offices in India

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo-headquartered software company Mindbody is expanding its operations to India after recently acquiring an India-based consulting firm. Last month, Mindbody announced the acquisition of Simplicity First, a software consulting firm based in Pune, Maharashtra, India.... (Continue reading)

SLO woman dies following crash near Goleta

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo woman and mother of an infant died in the hospital following a car crash on Highway 101 last week in Santa Barbara County. Allyson Buist, 35, suffered critical injuries in a collision between... (Continue reading)

Trump to revoke California’s ability to set emission standards

The Trump administration is expected to announce plans to revoke California’s authority to set its own greenhouse gas and vehicle fuel efficiency standards. [Reuters] Simultaneously, the administration aims to establish a single set of national fuel-economy standards. The move is... (Continue reading)

Nurses in SLO and Templeton planning one-day strike

By CCT STAFF Registered nurses at Tenent hospitals in San Luis Obispo and Templeton are planning to participate in a one day strike on Friday, according to the California Nurses Association. Registered nurses at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly professor convicted of peeping up colleague’s skirt

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A tenured Cal Poly professor in the psychology and child development department pleaded no contest on Monday to a misdemeanor charge of using his cell phone camera to record up-skirt footage of his female colleague. Meanwhile, the... (Continue reading)

Man killed in fall from SLO parking structure

An Atascadero man died after he fell from a parking structure in downtown San Luis Obispo on Saturday night. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10 p.m., callers reported an intoxicated man inside the Marsh Street parking garage, police said. While... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach planning to help fund low-cost rental units

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of Pismo Beach is considering providing funding to Peoples’ Self-Help Housing for a proposed 40-unit apartment complex the nonprofit plans to build. Pismo Beach currently has $3.5 million in housing in-lieu fee funds, according to... (Continue reading)