Daily Briefs


Coast Unified lunch policy rationalized

A lawyer for Coast Unified School District’s board of trustees repeated his interpretation Thursday of how the children of district superintendent Chris Adams came to be included on the free lunch list. Adams and his wife, Julie, an education consultant, report... (Continue reading)

Silly String altercation leads to injuries

A Los Osos man, angered over a previous road rage incident, crashed into an uninvolved motorist who was knocked unconscious at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Chorro Street on Thursday at about 9 p.m. Several pranksters playing with Silly... (Continue reading)

Seven arrested in Paso Robles drug raid

Officers arrested seven people for various drug offences following an early morning raid of a home on the 500 block of Beverly Drive in Paso Robles. At about 7 a.m. today, officers with the Paso Robles Police Department the San... (Continue reading)

Madonna Road Denny’s damaged in two-alarm fire

A two-alarm fire at the Denny’s restaurant on Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo was reported at around 7 a.m. and contained after about an hour. Fire investigators say it appears the fire originated in an exterior electrical closet and... (Continue reading)

This is not an ad for marijuana

Escalating their war against medical marijuana in California, federal officials now will try to put a lid on newspaper, radio, and other media advertising of medical marijuana. U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy, whose district includes Imperial and San Diego counties,... (Continue reading)

Cops’ cell phone searches still OK

California law enforcement agencies can continue to search the digital contents of cell phones taken from arrested persons after Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a legislative attempt to require warrants for such actions. [SanFranciscoChronicle] The torpedoed bill’s author, state Sen.... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly sorority pledge pushed to drink in possible hazing

The Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Alpha Phi sorority pledge who ended up with alcohol poisoning said her sorority sponsor encouraged her to drink in an alleged hazing. [MustangDaily] Following a call from the unnamed pledge’s mother, Cal Poly officials... (Continue reading)

Knife attack in Goodwill parking lot

San Luis Obipso Police say a 46-year-old man attacked another man with a knife in the Goodwill Industries parking lot Tuesday morning. Martin Macarena started arguing with Aaron Schriner, a man he has an ongoing civil dispute with, as they... (Continue reading)

SLO man murdered in Wasco Prison cell

A 50-year-old San Luis Obispo man serving time in Wasco State Prison for a parole violation was found dead Tuesday, and his cellmate, former actor Joseph Son, is charged with murder. The victim has not yet been identified, but authorities... (Continue reading)

SLO Chief behind open carrying legislation

San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deborah Linden launched the successful effort to criminalize the open carrying of unloaded handguns in public, wrote Dave Maggard, president of the California Police Chiefs Association, in an email. On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown announced... (Continue reading)