Daily Briefs

PG&E to file for bankruptcy, CEO resigns in aftermath of wildfires

As the company potentially faces billions of dollars in liabilities for involvement in California wildfires, PG&E announced Sunday it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Additionally, the utility’s CEO Geisha Williams resigned. [Cal Coast Times] While investigators have determined... (Continue reading)

Orcutt man sentenced to 54 years in prison for murder

An Orcutt man received a sentence on Friday of 54 years to life in prison for shooting and killing a man outside a bar in the northern Santa Barbara County city. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 a.m. on March... (Continue reading)

Political newcomer appointed to Grover Beach City Council

The elected Grover Beach council members on Monday filled a vacant seat on the city’s governing body by appointing an attorney who had never previously attended a council meeting. [Cal Coast Times] Grover Beach council members selected Desi Lance from... (Continue reading)

Security guard stabbed in Santa Maria protected by vest

A security guard patrolling a business park in Santa Maria was stabbed early Friday morning, but received only minor injures because of a security vest he was wearing. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 3 a.m., the guard went to check... (Continue reading)

Judge finds no wrongdoing by San Luis Obispo County DA’s office

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office faced allegations of meddling in the investigation being conducted by the defense in the Grover Beach dog attack case, but a judge cleared prosecutors of wrongdoing and denied a motion requesting the... (Continue reading)

Mayor Harmon opposed to statue of Roosevelt, noting gender

The city of San Luis Obispo is considering placing a monument to President Teddy Roosevelt in Mitchell Park, prompting Mayor Heidi Harmon to question why there is a need for “more monuments of white men.” [Cal Coast Times] In recent... (Continue reading)

Davis police officer shot and killed

Less than a month after a policeman was shot and killed at a traffic stop in the city of Newman, another Northern California police officer was shot and killed, this time in Davis. [Cal Coast Times] At about 7 p.m.... (Continue reading)

Three men pilfer cash from jukebox in San Luis Obispo

A group of three men stole cash from a jukebox inside a San Luis Obispo bar on Wednesday, the bar’s manager announced in a Facebook post. The men entered The Mark at 673 Higuera Street, drank beers, took the money... (Continue reading)

Deputies search SLO County for missing Nipomo man

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives are coordinating a search across the county Thursday for a Nipomo man who has been missing since Monday. [KSBY] Saul Tiznado, Jr., 41, is a father of five. At about 6 p.m. on Monday, Tiznado... (Continue reading)

Atascadero woman loses baby after doctor mistakenly prescribe abortion pill

A San Luis Obispo doctor mistakenly prescribed an abortion pill, an Atascadero Rite Aid filled the prescription and a woman took the medication, killing her fetus, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday. [Cal Coast Times] Lorena Anderson of Atascadero... (Continue reading)