Daily Briefs


Is California’s gender quota law harming small businesses

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A study conducted by three academics has found California’s law requiring companies to have female directors on its boards has already negatively impacted stock prices. SB 826 requires every publicly traded California company to have one female... (Continue reading)

Two people injured in high-speed crash near Nipomo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN At least two people suffered major injuries and one person was arrested following a crash late Sunday night on Highway 101 near Highway 166. Shortly before midnight, a white sedan was traveling at a high rate of... (Continue reading)

Deputies searching for missing Paso Robles man

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputies are asking the public to help locate a 25-year-old Paso Robles man who was reported missing on Sunday. Jeremiah Alexander Starr last spoke to a family member on Nov. 7. Because... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara loses $1.28 million whistleblower lawsuit

By CCT STAFF The city of Santa Barbara lost a $1.28 million lawsuit to a former employee who said she was terminated after voicing safety concerns. [Santa Barbara Independent] Amid a shortage in dispatchers, in early 2016, police department brass... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man suing vape company

By CCT STAFF A San Luis Obispo man filed a lawsuit Thursday against Juul over alleged injuries he suffered while using the company’s vapes. [KSBY] In the suit he filed in the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, Nick Limpangug... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys Atascadero barn

By CCT STAFF A fire destroyed a barn on the 5900 block of Rocky Canyon road east of Atasadero on Friday night. The blaze posed no threat to area vegetation, according to Cal Fire. Units from Cal Fire, the San... (Continue reading)

Kmart closing Atascadero store

By CCT STAFF After more than 40 years in business, Kmart will close its store in Atascadero in February. In the latest round of closures, Transformco is set to shutter 45 Kmart stores and 51 Sears locations in February, including... (Continue reading)

Driver accused of killing mother and children charged with murder

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The man whom a California Highway Patrol officer says intentionally crashed his car into an oncoming vehicle on Highway 154 last month, killing a mother and her two young children, has been charged with three counts of... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay Councilwoman Dawn Addis announces run for State Assembly

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Less than two years into her first term on the Morro Bay City Council, councilwoman and Women’s March SLO leader Dawn Addis has announced she is running for a seat in the California State Assembly. Addis, a... (Continue reading)

Deputies arrest two men in Santa Margarita

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities chased an allegedly violent, wanted man around Santa Margarita Wednesday morning and ultimately arrested him, as well as a second suspect. At about 6 a.m., the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail served a high risk warrant at... (Continue reading)