Daily Briefs

Los Osos man accused of attempted murder

A Los Osos man is in jail on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly assaulted a woman Friday evening. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrived at a Los Osos home on the 1800 block of Seventh Street and... (Continue reading)

Supervisors OK homeless plan

A new county government position has been created to try organizing efforts to help the homeless.[The Tribune] County supervisors voted this week to create the new job post, with the intention of drafting  a successful plan to deal with San... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant temporary shut down

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has completely shut down because of another influx of sea salp – a small, jellyfish-like organism – clogging the intake valves in the unit two reactor. Plant officials said unit two, which was operating at 24... (Continue reading)

Man dies in head on collision near Los Osos

One man died and several other people were injured Wednesday night in a head-on collision between a sedan and a Regional Transit Authority bus on South Bay Boulevard between Los Osos and Morro Bay. A man in his 60s was... (Continue reading)

Sierra Club walks from Patterson

County Supervisor Jim Patterson, erstwhile darling of local environmentalists, won’t be getting the support of the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club in his upcoming battle for reelection to his Fifth District seat. [The Tribune] Patterson told a reporter... (Continue reading)

Teacher files to run for SLO City Council

Pacific Beach High School teacher Jeff Aranguena filed papers in his bid for a seat on the San Luis Obispo City Council earlier this month. Aranguena, 29, and current council members Dan Carpenter and John Ashbaugh are each vying for... (Continue reading)

Jellyfish-like creature forces Diablo into partial shutdown

An influx of a jellyfish-like creature into the intake at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has forced operators to reduce power to 15 percent capacity. On Monday night, operators discovered a clog of a small barrel-shaped plankton called salps in... (Continue reading)

Attorney Tom McCormick dies

Local attorney Thomas Gerald McCormick, who represented criminal defendants in some of this county’s highest profile cases, died Monday in an Arroyo Grande care facility. He was 55. Details of McCormick’s death were not immediately available although he had been... (Continue reading)

Allen earns police commander stripes

A veteran of the Atascadero Police Department, Joe Allen, has been elevated to the rank of commander, Chief Jerel Haley said. Allen joined the local department in 1995 after a four-year stint in Monrovia as a member of that community’s... (Continue reading)

Three cross burning suspects reach plea deal

Three of the four defendants accused of committing a hate crime against a black teen in Arroyo Grande last year agreed to plea deals in exchanged for reduced sentences on Monday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. Jason Kahn, 36,... (Continue reading)