Daily Briefs

Fire at Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in San Miguel on Wednesday night. An Electrical failure of a halogen lamp located on the side of the building sparked the fire which moved into the attic. In... (Continue reading)

Three arrested for credit card fraud

San Luis Obispo Police arrested three people who allegedly stole $58,000 from at least 100 people by strategically placing small cameras and card readers at several county banks. For several months, police have been investigating  local credit card skimming operations.... (Continue reading)

Two California public pension cases in court

Two important public pension cases winding their way through the court system could have an impact on San Luis Obispo County. [PacificLegalFoundation] Wednesday, the second district court of appeals in Los Angeles heard arguments in the County of Orange versus... (Continue reading)

PG&E weather forecast for Wednesday January 19

Emergency tip: If you see downed power lines,leave the area immediately and then call 911 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000. SEA SWELL Today's 8 to 10-foot west-northwesterly (285-degree deep-water) sea and swell (with a 7 to 17-second period) will continue at this height... (Continue reading)

Man who tore down American flags arrested

Paso Robles Police arrested a man who took down flags displayed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday for battery of a police officer and resisting arrest. On Monday at about noon, numerous 911 callers told emergency personnel a... (Continue reading)

PG&E weather forecast for Tuesday

Today's 7 to 9-foot west-northwesterly (285-degree deep-water) sea and swell (with a 7 to 20-second period) will build to 9 to 11-feet (with a 7 to 17-second period) on Wednesday. A 6 to 8-foot west-northwesterly (285-degree deep-water) swell (with an 11... (Continue reading)

Arnold: Being governor cost me $200 million

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told an Austrian newspaper reporter that serving seven years in Sacramento cost him at least $200 million. [Reuters] “But I’m not sorry. It was more than worth it,” Schwarzenegger went on to say. The Hollywood... (Continue reading)

Brown targets state-funded mandates

Talk about Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to repair the budget through realignment has focused on his proposed elimination of redevelopment agencies, a prospect that has local governments like Atascadero worried that the scrapping of its redevelopment agency could stymie plans... (Continue reading)

Man attempts to hijack parking enforcement vehicle

Police arrested a San Luis Obispo man who allegedly stole from an 85-year-old man on a city bus, attempted to hijack a parking enforcement vehicle and tried to take a Taser gun from a police officer. Police said Tyler Dean... (Continue reading)

Hearst: “Time to end this controversy”

Stephen Hearst issued a statement over the weekend, trying to mute a simmering controversy over the shooting of three zebras in early January. In his press statement, Hearst took full responsibility for owning the zebras. The three were allegedly shot... (Continue reading)