Daily Briefs

Round two in the Guth and Yaguda asset battle

The battle over the assets of Estate Financial principals Joshua Yaguda and Karen Guth is slated to resume next month. Earlier today, San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Jac Crawford continued the asset distribution hearing until next month when banks, developers... (Continue reading)

Legislature offers up $2 billion in budget cuts

State legislators, trying to deal with at least part of California’s $19.9 billion deficit, sent Gov. Schwarzenegger more than $2 billion in cuts. [San Jose Mercury News] At the top of the list: nearly $1 billion slashed from the state... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes air pollution study released

The long-awaited study by the Air Pollution Control District (APCD) on the Oceano Dunes has finally been issued and the first public workshop is scheduled for next week. The report, released Monday, suggests that the high levels of dust being... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly car gets 2,752 MPG

A team of Cal Poly mechanical engineering students is prepping a high-mileage, three-wheeled car for national competition. If all goes as planned, the vehicle will deliver 2,752 mpg–more than than 13 times higher than what General Motors claims their Chevy... (Continue reading)

Loaded guns now allowed in national parks

A new law takes effect today, allowing loaded guns in major national parks and wildlife refuges, including Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. [Los Angeles Times] The law lets licensed gun owners bring in firearms as long as they are allowed... (Continue reading)

Cambria playhouse threatened with closure

The Pewter Plough Playhouse, currently in its 34th season, may soon be facing a final curtain, unless building owners can raise funds to install a new fire sprinkler system. County officials and the Cambria Fire Department are requiring the community... (Continue reading)

Tracy residents to pay for 9-1-1 calls

Residents of Tracy, located in northern California, will now have to pay every time they call 9-1-1 for a medical emergency. [CBS 13 News] The controversial measure was approved by the city council last Tuesday. Two options are being offered.... (Continue reading)

More (alleged) sex in Arroyo Grande

If it walks like a duck, smells like a duck, and talks like a duck, is it really a prostitution scam? That’s the question Arroyo Grande police were asked to decide earlier this week. The basic facts: Last Wednesday, an... (Continue reading)

U.S. state pension funds face $1 trillion shortfall

A new report warns that U.S. states currently face a total shortfall of at least $1 trillion in their funds for employees’ pensions and retirement benefits. And the problem is rapidly worsening. [Reuters] The New York-based Pew Center released the... (Continue reading)

Consensus: Central Coast lacks business support systems

While the Central Coast is a beautiful place to live, it fails to provide some of the community support systems required to help entrepreneurs thrive in San Luis Obispo County, according to a consensus of three business owners at the... (Continue reading)