Daily Briefs

Identity theft ring busted

Three alleged members of an identity theft ring suspected of more than 150 theft cases in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties were arrested on Friday. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives, Pismo Beach Police, Santa Maria Police and... (Continue reading)

Tapes provide details of alleged Cal Poly rape

The Cal Poly student accused of rape said he had consensual sex with the alleged victim, while the woman said she woke up the next day naked with severe pain and scratches, according to two search warrants filed by San... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman guilty of $35 million fraud scheme

A Paso Robles woman was found guilty this afternoon of three felony counts in a scheme to defraud the United States Department of Education and the California Department of Education by submitting an application for more than $35 million in... (Continue reading)

Employee attacked at Atascadero State Hospital

An Atascadero State Hospital employee was assaulted Monday, according to the California State Department of Mental Health. Mental Health officials said the employee was in stable condition, but could not provide further details about the assault at this time. After... (Continue reading)

Questionable Grover Beach plan using redevelopment funds derailed

By LISA RIZZO Two Grover Beach councilwomen voted down a controversial plan Monday to sell a public garden to the town’s redevelopment agency in a move that had been set to help ease the city’s budget woes. The city needed... (Continue reading)

Gunshot victim dropped off at San Luis Obispo hospital

A gunshot victim was dropped off at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo at about 1 p.m. Monday. [KSBY] San Luis Obispo Police detectives said two Hispanic males wearing white T-shirts and driving a red compact car... (Continue reading)

Two California cities put circumcision ban on ballot

Proposals to ban the circumcision of male children will appear on the November ballots in several California cities, the first public votes on a subject that has long been considered a family decision. [AHN] San Francisco and Santa Monica voters... (Continue reading)

Cambria’s fire chief firing explained

The reasons Cambria Community Services District’s former manager gave for terminating the fire chief include not informing the service district’s general manager of a tsunami warning, talking to the press, and failing to keep performance evaluations up to date, according... (Continue reading)

Burglary victim finds property on Craigslist

A burglary victim who found what he believed to be his stolen property being sold on Craigslist, alerted San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s detectives who set up a sting on Friday. Detectives set up a meeting with the Craigslist posters at... (Continue reading)

SLO County unequal in student funding

State lawmakers have struggled for decades to bring equality to how school districts are funded, yet some San Luis Obispo County school districts receive thousands more per student than others, according to  California Watch analysis. And the data shows spending... (Continue reading)