Daily Briefs

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Lichtig, Olson fined over ‘sexist’ firefighters video

San Luis Obispo City Manager Katie Lichtig and Fire Chief Garret Olson have both received fines for their participation in a video that allegedly sexually objectified firefighters. Lichtig received a $2,659 fine and Olson was... (Continue reading)

Illegal pot grows on the rise in California

Though California is becoming increasingly tolerant of marijuana usage and cultivation, there has been a recent surge of large-scale illegal grows in the state, particularly in national forests. Officials say the grows are killing wildlife,... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay hires new chief after dropping police outsourcing plan

Months after dropping a plan to disband its police department, the city of Morro Bay has selected a new police chief. Gregory Allen, currently the acting police chief of the Salinas Valley city of Greenfield,... (Continue reading)

Arrests, injuries and fights at Deltopia in Isla Vista

This year’s spring break party in Isla Vista, known as Deltopia, included 42 arrests, 68 citations, an injured officer and a woman falling from a balcony. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office estimates that approximately... (Continue reading)

Drought officially over on the Central Coast

Governor Jerry Brown declared Friday that one of the worst droughts in California’s history had ended. Brown also vowed to continue water conservation efforts throughout the state. While the bulk of the state is no... (Continue reading)

SWAT team raids Oceano home involved in drug and gun sales

A SWAT raid of a home near a Nipomo elementary school Friday morning produced guns and drugs, both of which were for sale, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department. Following the “high... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles water district gets LAFCO approval

The San Luis Obispo Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) voted 5-2 Thursday to approve an application to form the Estrella-El Pomar-Creston Water District as part of the Paso Robles groundwater basin. California law requires that... (Continue reading)

Woman slams U-Haul into tree, found later at hospital

A 30-year-old woman crashed a U-Haul pickup truck into a tree in rural Templeton, then left the scene. Authorities later tracked the woman to a local hospital. [KSBY] Shortly before 10 a.m., other drivers in... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande teacher sentenced for sex with a student

A former Arroyo Grande High School culinary arts teacher who pleaded no contest to charges of sexual intercourse with an underage student was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail and four years probation. Tara... (Continue reading)

SLO council approves $2,000 bonuses for management employees

The San Luis Obispo City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to hand one-time payments of $2,000 to 93-management level employees, including City Manager Katie Lichtig and City Attorney Christine Dietrick. City human resources... (Continue reading)

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