Daily Briefs


Five local school districts make state watch list

Five San Luis Obispo County school districts have been placed on California’s fiscal “watch list.” [California Watch] Atascadero Unified, Lucia Mar Unified, Paso Robles Joint Unified, San Miguel Joint Union Elementary, and Shandon Joint Unified have all been given “Qualified... (Continue reading)

State lawmakers keep their schedules private

California lawmakers, supposedly public servants, continue to keep their daily schedules private, despite attempts by the Associated Press to gain access to 2009 records. [Associated Press] All but one of the 120 current members of the Senate and the Assembly... (Continue reading)

Criticism of Palin’s CSU speech mounts

Increased pressure is coming from all directions, demanding that California State University officials reveal publicly the amount of money former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is being paid for an upcoming speech on the Stanislaus campus. [Orange County Register] University... (Continue reading)

The Big Kahuna lands at KSTT 101.3 FM

In a major shake-up on the local FM dial, radio personality Steve Marchese, known to Central Coast listeners as the “Big Kahuna”, joins KSTT 101.3, starting Friday morning. Marchese replaces Bill Pesso, who was let go by El Dorado Broadcasters... (Continue reading)

How California dodged new offshore oil plan

Political will–and strong environmental opposition–seems to explain how California and some other states are being excluded from President Obama’s new plans to increase offshore oil drilling. [California Watch] Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told reporters that “the strategy does not include... (Continue reading)

California freeing violent inmates

In an attempt to save money, the state of California is releasing prisoners early, including some who were convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and attacks on children and the elderly. [Associated Press] The state’s early release... (Continue reading)

Missing SLO woman found

UPDATE: San Luis Obispo police issued an update this morning announcing that Gloria Howard has been found safe in the downtown. ******************************** San Luis Obispo police continued their search tonight for a local woman missing since Tuesday night. [KSBY] Gloria... (Continue reading)

New daily flight added between SLO and Los Angeles

United Airlines will offer a sixth daily flight between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles International Airport starting April 6. [Tribune] The new flight is scheduled to arrive in San Luis Obispo at 1:59 p.m. from Los Angeles, with a... (Continue reading)

Paso couple arrested for human trafficking

By KAREN VELIE A Paso Robles couple was arrested Tuesday morning by FBI agents, charged with smuggling Filipino nationals into the United States and forciing them to work at the four elder care homes the couple owns. According to a... (Continue reading)

Admission into Stanford University harder than ever

Just how hard is it for your son or daughter to be admitted into Stanford University? Acceptance stats announced this week in Palo Alto underscore the formidable challenge. [San Jose Mercury News] A new record was set as only 7.2... (Continue reading)