Daily Briefs

One in three California teens can’t find a job

Consider it a new form of teenage angst: 34.5 percent of young workers in California were out of a job in June. [California Watch] Teens in California are having a tougher time than other teens around the country, where unemployment... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly vice president loses battle with cancer

Sandra Garderbring Ogren, Cal Poly vice president for advancement, died Tuesday after a long bout with cancer. Cal Poly President Warren Baker broke the news to the Cal Poly community in an email Tuesday morning: “I am sorry to report... (Continue reading)

Prado Road to be on November ballot in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo voters will decide the future direction of the proposed Prado Road extension in November. [Tribune] In a post-midnight vote, the City Council agreed unanimously to put the new initiative on the November ballot. The council decision came... (Continue reading)

Ashburn calls on Republicans to support gays

State Sen. Roy Ashburn, the conservative firebrand who recently admitted he was gay, is calling on fellow Republicans to wholeheartedly support civil rights for gays and lesbians. [San Francisco Chronicle] Ashburn made the call in an essay published on a... (Continue reading)

Police find cop impersonator in Atascadero

Atascadero police arrested a 27-year-old Bay Area man Monday morning for alleging impersonating a CHP officer. Mark Polini, believed to live in San Jose, was pulled over after he appeared to be driving an unmarked police car, a black 2001... (Continue reading)

Reagan gets his special day

Former U.S. president and California governor Ronald Reagan is about to join a rather elite club–one of only a handful of Californians to have a day in their honor. [Los Angeles Times] Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Monday, authorizing... (Continue reading)

California Democrats remain neutral on Prop 19

California state Democrats decided Sunday not to endorse Proposition 19, the November ballot measure calling for the legalization of marijuana. [Los Angeles Times] Party members gathered in San Jose, where they opted instead to be officially neutral on the marijuana... (Continue reading)

Washington sees McCarthy as “rising star”

Cong. Kevin McCarthy, whose district includes much of San Luis Obispo County, continues to be tagged as a “rising star” in the Republican Party. [Politico] Political observers are now suggesting that if the Republicans take back the House in the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County jobless numbers increase

San Luis Obispo County’s jobless numbers have increased, with 600 more jobs lost from May to June, according to a report released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. State and local government grew adding 300 San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Woman survives for five days after crashing down ravine

In an incredible story of survival, a Carlsbad woman is recovering after crashing 300 feet down a ravine off Highway 166 about 2.5 miles east of Tepusquet Road. [KSBY] The woman, who does not remember the accident, tried to call... (Continue reading)