Daily Briefs

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Attempted kidnapping reported at Target in SLO

San Luis Obispo police have released a surveillance image of a woman who possibly attempted to kidnap a 3-year-old child at the SLO Target store on Tuesday. [Cal Coast Times] The suspect was seen possibly trying to lure the child... (Continue reading)

Another racist incident at Cal Poly

Following fresh allegations of racism at Cal Poly, including a new fraternity photo that surfaced, university President Jeffrey Armstrong announced Tuesday that all Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council fraternities and sororities have been placed on indefinite suspension. [Cal Coast Times] Last... (Continue reading)

Child struck by vehicle in Templeton

A vehicle collided with a child bicyclist Tuesday morning in Templeton, resulting in the child being taken to the hospital. [Cal Coast Times] However, CHP spokesman Patrick Seebart says the child was uninjured. The young bicyclist was merely taken to... (Continue reading)

Protests disrupt Cal Poly’s Open House

As Cal Poly welcomed prospective students and their families over the weekend to the university’s annual Open House, hundreds of students boycotted the event, marched and protested on and off campus, creating an uneasy situation for administrators, particularly President Jeffrey... (Continue reading)

SLO police searching for thief, video

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance film Friday night burglarizing a car in SLO. [Cal Coast Times] In the video, a man wearing a white or light-colored sweatshirt with an emblem on... (Continue reading)

Activist attempts to save Cal Poly pig from slaughter, holds vigil

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is again under fire from a local activist. On Thursday, a15-year-old girl unsuccessfully attempted to stop the slaughter of a pig. Shortly before the pig was to be butchered as part of a meat processing... (Continue reading)

Two people die in Grover Beach over apparent drug overdose

Police found a middle-aged man and woman dead inside a Grover Beach home Thursday evening with illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia at the scene. Grover Beach police have not revealed the suspected cause of death, and they say there were... (Continue reading)

More suspensions over Cal Poly blackface

Despite the suspension of Cal Poly’s chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha and the resignation of its leadership, some students and community members are continuing to express outrage over last weekend’s blackface incident both on campus and in the press. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly fraternity leaders quit over blackface scandal

The chapter officers of Cal Poly’s Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity have all resigned over the blackface incident that has snowballed into national news story, not just a community controversy. [Cal Coast Times] On Saturday, while Cal Poly was holding its... (Continue reading)

Turnover continues, Hill appoints Ortiz-Legg to planning commission

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has appointed former state Assembly candidate Dawn Ortiz-Legg to the SLO County Planning Commission, pending approval from the board of supervisors. [Cal Coast Times] Ortiz-Legg, a public affairs specialist in the solar industry,... (Continue reading)

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