Daily Briefs

Former Upland mayor sentenced for taking bribes

The former mayor of Upland was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison for his conviction on a federal bribery charge stemming from a $5,000 payment he accepted in exchange for helping a business obtain a conditional use permit... (Continue reading)

Oceano board members’ illicit raise under fire

By KAREN VELIE Oceano Community Services District Board members are slated Wednesday to revisit their approval of an illegal raise that they voted to give themselves in July. On July 11, board president Matt Guerrero called the proposed raise hazard... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly assistant coach arrested for assault

A Cal Poly assistant football coach allegedly attacked another man with a beer bottle at Harry’s Nightclub & Beach Bar in Pismo Beach shortly after 1 a.m. on Saturday. [KSBY] Police arrested  Randy Hanson, 44, for battery and booked him... (Continue reading)

4.5 earthquake rattles Paso Robles

A shallow 4.5 magnitude earthquake occurred about 24 miles northeast of Paso Robles at about 12:35 a.m. Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey. Several residents in both Paso Robles and Atascadero said the shaking was strong enough to... (Continue reading)

California’s untapped $285.5 million

California auditors discovered an additional $119 million in untapped monies bringing the total to $286.5 million that lawmakers were unaware of while cutting government funded services and programs, California Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration announced on Friday. [LATimes] The review of... (Continue reading)

2 San Luis Obispo County residents killed in 2 car collision

A 62-year-old Paso Robles woman and a 50-year-old Nipomo man died Saturday night as the result of a two-car collision in Templeton. The Paso Robles woman was driving westbound on Highway 46 near Vineyard Drive at a high rate of... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles kidnapping suspect and teen in custody

The Paso Robles man suspected of kidnapping and his 16-year-old victim Eunice Serrato turned themselves in to law enforcement at the United States border in San Diego on Saturday morning. Monterey County Sheriff’s department investigators are traveling to San Diego... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman arrested in kidnapping and murder case

A Paso Robles woman was arrested Friday on kidnapping and  related charges in connection with the kidnapped of 16-year-old Eunice Serrato from her home in San Ardo. Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies and Paso Robles police officers participated in the arrest... (Continue reading)

Gay couples protest Cal Poly Chick-fil-A

By KAREN VELIE Same sex couples and their allies showed their support for gay rights at Cal Poly’s Chick-fil-A on Friday. The fast food restaurant has been embroiled in controversy since its president Dan Cathy came out against gay marriage... (Continue reading)

Fix for homeless ticketing — maybe

Details of a tentative agreement regarding the ticketing of homeless persons caught sleeping in their vehicles in San Luis Obispo remains, for the time being, secret. The reported agreement is an interim step toward settlement of a lawsuit filed on... (Continue reading)