Daily Briefs


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De Vaul ready for his national media close-up

The Dan De Vaul story continues to gain national traction. Sunny Acres spokesperson Becky Jorgeson announced Wednesday that the controversial San Luis Obispo rancher will appear next week on both “Good Morning America” and “Larry... (Continue reading)

Bay area talk show host blasts SLO County

Dan De Vaul was the #1 topic of conversation Tuesday night on the ever-popular Gene Burns talk show on KGO radio in San Francisco. Burns spent the entire 7 o’clock hour slamming San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Maldonado for Lt. Governor?

Central Coast state senator Abel Maldonado, R- Santa Maria, will be nominated by Gov. Schwarzenegger to be California’s next lieutenant governor. The governor made the announcement Monday evening during a TV taping of “The Jay... (Continue reading)

How to lose $200 million in 10 years

How do you go broke, in style? [New York Times] First, you sell the family billboard sign business for millions of dollars.  Next, you funnel the funds into real estate, wineries, jet airplanes and a newspaper chain.... (Continue reading)

No rest for the weary

Caltrans officials remind drivers that a year-long renovation of the Hwy. 46 Shandon Roadside Rest Area is scheduled to begin Dec. 1. The rest stop will be completely closed for the duration of the project.... (Continue reading)

Update: DeVaul taken into custody

Developing: Dan DeVaul was handcuffed and taken into custody this morning after refusing terms of probation offered by Judge John Trice. Details will be posted throughout the afternoon by CalCoastNews.... (Continue reading)

Another California crisis

The San Jose Mercury News reports a bit of sobering news to kick off the week: cash-strapped California now will likely finish 2009 with its unemployment insurance fund $7.4 billion in the red.  The state... (Continue reading)

Banker accused of stealing from children

A 40-year-old Heritage Oaks Bank employee admitted to stealing $24,400 from a youth soccer account and transferring the funds to a personal account. [Tribune] The youth soccer group treasurer and bank employee, Douglas Smith, admitted... (Continue reading)

SLO case of meningitis identified

Monday Update: Public health officials announced Monday morning that the student with bacterial meningitis was an unidentified Cuesta College student. County public health officials have diagnosed a 19-year-old college student with having bacterial meningitis and... (Continue reading)

Marijuana plant seizures skyrocket

State officials report a staggering rise in the number of marijuana plants seized during this year’s growing season in California. Law enforcement agencies seized 4.4 million plants during the 2009 growing season which is a... (Continue reading)



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