Daily Briefs


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Parolee flees Atascadero police and CHP at nearly 130 mph

Officers chased a parolee on Highway 101 Wednesday morning from Atascadero to well into Monterey County. The chase reached speeds of nearly 130 mph. At about 8:26 a.m., an Atascadero officer tried to conduct a... (Continue reading)

Family of man killed by police sues Santa Maria

The family of a man who was shot and killed last year by Santa Maria police officers has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, as well as its police department and five officers. Javier... (Continue reading)

Bradley woman pleads no contest in North County arson case

A Bradley woman who reportedly admitted to starting several fires in North County last year pleaded no contest to two charges on Monday. [Tribune] Debra Kay Collins is facing up to six years in prison... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors reject rail spur project

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 to shoot down Phillips 66’s Nipomo rail spur project. The vote brought an end to a long series of county hearings, but the dispute over... (Continue reading)

Bill calls for eliminating state income tax for California teachers

In response to a statewide teacher shortage, a pair of California senators have introduced a bill that would exempt educators from paying state income tax after five years on the job. [Sac Bee] California is... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors begin hearings on Phillips 66 rail spur

Dozens of people protested Philips 66’s planned Nipomo rail spur both inside and outside of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors chambers on Monday. This week, the board of supervisors is holding a... (Continue reading)

California Democrats call for boosting financial aid to students

Democratic California lawmakers unveiled a plan Monday that would create the nation’s most generous college aid system, covering living expenses as well as tuition. [LA Times] The new program would cost an estimated $1.6 billion... (Continue reading)

Special election on SLO rental inspections still looms

Though the San Luis Obispo City Council is currently in the process of repealing the city’s controversial rental inspection ordinance, it appears the council must soon choose between adopting an alternative ordinance pushed by opponents... (Continue reading)

Video shows Cal Poly police pinning man during disputed arrest

Many Cal Poly students are enraged over footage showing university police pinning a 21-year-old man to the ground outside a San Luis Obispo liquor store. Friends of the suspect allege an undercover officer placed him... (Continue reading)

PG&E announces electricity rate increases

Pacific Gas and Electric raised rates on March 1 and has changed the way it charges customers. The changes will positively impact those in warmer areas of the Central Coast while increasing the bills of... (Continue reading)



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