Daily Briefs

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Supreme Court blocks early release of prisoners

The Supreme Court temporarily blocked an attempt to allow the early release of 40,000 prisoners in California. [Los Angeles Times] The early release is being advocated as a way to reduce prison overcrowding in California.... (Continue reading)

Buy a shirt, save a life in Haiti

A San Luis Obispo businessman has come up with a novel way to raise money for the Haitian relief effort. Mark Coudray, owner of a T-shirt printing business called Coudray Serigraphics, is partnering with other... (Continue reading)

Storm Summary: Day two

Heavy rain and winds crisscrossed San Luis Obispo County Monday morning, disrupting power lines and creating power outages. Winds as strong as 80 m.p.h. were recorded. Highway 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero closed for... (Continue reading)

Meathead Movers collecting for Haitian relief

Meathead Movers are packaging and sending relief supplies to Kansas City for Heart to Heart International to send on to Haitian earthquake victims. They are asking the community to donate “care kits,” on Jan. 20... (Continue reading)

A good day to stay home

Monday is an official holiday, with the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Expect the following to be closed today: Banks, schools, post offices, libraries, and most government offices. Cal Poly and Cuesta College... (Continue reading)

More Californians turn to food stamps

The number of Californians receiving food stamps has increased 42 percent since 2007, according to a new report. [San Bernadino Sun] According to the California Budget Project, nearly 3 million state residents received food stamps... (Continue reading)

Students injured in strong arm robberies

San Luis Obispo police arrested three men early Saturday morning in connection with a string of strong-armed robberies that unfolded after midnight. The two Cal Poly students received injuries. Neither victim was hospitalized, though one did... (Continue reading)

Arizona to close most state parks

In a scenario all too familiar to Californians, the state of Arizona has announced plans to close most of its state parks. [Los Angeles Times] The Grand Canyon State, currently wrestling with a multibillion-dollar deficit,... (Continue reading)

Reward offered in AG horse shooting

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information in the recent shooting of two horses in Arroyo Grande. Police continue to search for leads in the case. The two horses were shot, one fatally, at... (Continue reading)

Possible deal between county and De Vaul?

Steps were taken behind closed doors on Thursday in an attempt to resolve the long-simmering standoff between controversial rancher Dan De Vaul and San Luis Obispo County. De Vaul and his advisers met for several... (Continue reading)

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