Daily Briefs

San Francisco sues Trump over immigrant welfare

San Francisco and Santa Clara counties on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit against the Trump Administration over a new regulation that allows federal officials to deny green cards or entry into the country to immigrants who use government aid programs... (Continue reading)

Suspect punches one woman, sexually assaults another in Goleta

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man suspected of assaulting two women over the last week in Goleta. [Cal Coast Times] The suspect allegedly punched one of the women in the face during an assault. The suspect... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Lynn Compton calls out Mayor Heidi Harmon

After learning of San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon’s plan to ban natural gas-powered appliances in new buildings, SLO County Supervisor Lynn Compton posted an article on the city’s latest proposed ordinance. Underneath the article, Compton questions several of Harmon’s... (Continue reading)

SLO police want charges against man who found chief’s gun

The San Luis Obispo Police Department referred its investigation into the man who found the chief’s gun in a bathroom to the District Attorney’s Office for consideration of charges on Monday. [Cal Coast Times] Police are asking prosecutors to consider... (Continue reading)

No DUI charges for man involved in fatal Oceano Dunes crash

A Yuba City man who allegedly drove an off-road vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and went airborne, striking and killing another rider at the Oceano Dunes in June, has dodged a DUI charge, though he is facing a... (Continue reading)

SLO trying to phase out natural gas

The San Luis Obispo City Council is considering adopting an ordinance that would amend the building code to ban the fitting of new residential and commercial buildings with natural gas-powered appliances. [Cal Coast Times] A proposed ordinance, which is expected... (Continue reading)

SLO man pleads guilty to selling weed on the dark web

A San Luis Obispo man pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to distribute marijuana on the dark web, according to U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott. [Cal Coast Times] Using the online monikers “Sawgrass,” “Ross4Less,” and “ChristmasTree,” Daniel McMonegal, 36, distributed weed... (Continue reading)

SLO restaurant closes amid Pemberton twins’ financial troubles

Amid ongoing credit problems and a lawsuit stemming from a failed San Luis Obispo bowling alley project, an embattled local developer has closed a downtown SLO tapas restaurant that he opened just five months ago. [Tribune] Jeremy Pemberton said his... (Continue reading)

Two people rescued at Port San Luis

Harbor patrol personnel rescued two people after a sailboat capsized near Port San Luis on Sunday afternoon. [KSBY] At about 1:30 p.m., wind caused the sailboat to overturn near breakwater close to Port San Luis Harbor. The two people who... (Continue reading)

Atascadero crash sparks fire, knocks out power

A vehicle slammed into a power pole early Monday morning in Atascadero, causing hundreds of residents to lose electricity, the rupture of a gas line and a small fire. [Cal Coast Times] At about 1:30 a.m., a driver went off... (Continue reading)