Daily Briefs

Central Coast waiting on the tsunami

Coastal areas all along the West Coast continue to be evacuated Friday morning following a Tsunami Watch/Warning issued by the National Weather Service. Residents in Oceano, Cayucos, Port San Luis, and  Grover Beach, Morro Bay, and Avila Beach were being... (Continue reading)

SmartMeter opponents score major victory

Pacific Gas & Electric took a major hit Thursday when state regulators announced that they expect the utility to offer customers the option of declining wireless SmartMeters. [Associated Press] The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is giving PG&E two weeks... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College renews search for South County site

Cuesta College is searching for a new South County education center site after negotiations with owners of a proposed Grover Beach property were abandoned. Cuesta College officials had offered to pay 75 cents a square foot for the Grover Beach... (Continue reading)

California’s 2011 recovery dismal

Economists are predicting that California’s job market recovery will be more sluggish then original estimates, according to a recent UCLA report. [LATimes] The unemployment rate will remain in double digits until early 2013, the report says. California’s unemployment rate was... (Continue reading)

Tompkins rethinking Arroyo Grande project

A proposal to build a shopping center anchored by a grocery store on Grand Avenue was sent back to the drawing board by request of the developer at Tuesday’s Arroyo Grande Council meeting. “It is a step in the right... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County Supervisors vote against SmartMeters

San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted to ask the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend the installation of SmartMeters in the County on Tuesday. Four supervisors voted in favor of recommending suspension of SmartMeters installations until the California... (Continue reading)

New candidates for Coastal Commission

San Luis Obispo mayor Jan Marx and Arroyo Grande City Council member Joe Costello are likely to have their names added to those already recommended for appointment to the California Coastal Commission when the Board of Supervisors meets today. The names... (Continue reading)

Man stabbed to death in Paso Robles laundromat

A man was stabbed to death at the Paso Robles Laundromat on Spring Street Sunday at about 7 p.m. [Tribune] The unnamed victim was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The assailant ran from the... (Continue reading)

Man killed in ATV accident at the Oceano dunes

A 38-year-old man was killed after he was thrown from the all terrain vehicle he was riding at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area on Saturday. [KCOY] The unidentified man was riding on the dunes when he flipped his... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo gas prices second highest in nation

San Luis Obispo County has the second highest gas prices in the nation with the average cost for a gallon of regular at $3.88, according to an AAA report. San Francisco has the highest gas prices in the country at... (Continue reading)