Daily Briefs


Six people killed in Bakersfield shooting spree

A gunman went on a rampage in Bakersfield Wednesday, killing five people, including his wife. The man then shot and killed himself. [CNN] At about 5 p.m., the gunman and his wife became involved in a confrontation with a man... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay approves rate hike for sewage plant despite protest

Morro Bay ratepayers submitted about 2,150 of the approximately 2,800 protest votes needed to stop a controversial water and sewer rate hike that will go toward funding the city’s planned sewage treatment plant project. Still, the Morro Bay City Council... (Continue reading)

Investigators destroy nearly 1,600 marijuana plants

A newly formed cannabis compliance team seized and destroyed nearly 1,600 marijuana plants last week from illegal cultivation in an investigation that included sites in Santa Barbara County and Nipomo, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Is crime increasing near and at Cal Poly?

An annual security report released by Cal Poly suggests some crimes are on the rise on campus and in nearby areas, while other offenses are declining and some criminal acts are remaining close to static or swinging up and down.... (Continue reading)

Body of young humpback whale washes ashore in Oceano

A dead humpback whale washed ashore on the beach at the Oceano Dunes Monday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] State parks officials say the humpback that washed ashore was a young whale. It is unclear what caused the whale’s death. Workers... (Continue reading)

Nearly 1 in 5 cannabis products fail testing in California

Over the past two months, the state of California tested nearly 11,000 marijuana products for potency and purity and almost 2,000, or about 18 percent, failed the tests. [U.S. News & World Report] The majority of the products that failed... (Continue reading)

Agitated man attacks neighbor, then fires shots

A resident of New Cuyama in northeastern Santa Barbara County broke up his neighbor’s pool game Sunday night, became violent and then fired gunshots outside the home, before being arrested, according to the  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Atascadero teacher accused of filming students’ panties

Police arrested a 48-year-old Atascadero Unified School District teacher on Monday who was allegedly videotaping his female students’ underwear. At the teacher’s home, officers found child porn including photos and video’s of his students. [Cal Coast Times] On Aug. 30,... (Continue reading)

California to phase out fossil fuels for electricity by 2045

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a clean energy bill Monday and put the state on a path to move the generation of electricity completely off fossil fuels. [Cal Coast Times] SB 100 requires California’s utilities to generate 60 percent of their... (Continue reading)

kayaker rescued near Shell Beach

A kayaker fell into the water and was in distress near Shell Beach Monday morning but was rescued following a multi-agency effort. [Cal Coast Times] At about 7 a.m., emergency personnel learned of a kayaker who was in distress near... (Continue reading)