Daily Briefs

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Man charged with injuring pedestrian and DUI

A 39-year-old San Luis Obispo man is behind bars after police say he drove his Toyota 4Runner into a parked sedan that lurched forward and trapped a pedestrian sitting on the rear of a van... (Continue reading)

Memorial set for Anne McMahon

A public celebration of the life of Anne McMahon will take place on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Santa Margarita Ranch. The well-known environmental activist and former journalist died last month after battling cancer. Friends... (Continue reading)

Karl Rove coming to UCSB

Controversial political guru Karl Rove is confirmed to speak at UCSB next month. Rove, largely credited with transforming George W. Bush’s political career as governor of Texas, and later as the 43rd President of the... (Continue reading)

Prop 8 challenge to be videotaped

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that next week’s trial in San Francisco of a lawsuit challenging Proposition 8 can be videotaped for delayed Internet release on YouTube. [San Francisco Chronicle] Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn... (Continue reading)

More changes at the Tribune

Veteran San Luis Obispo reporter Sally Connell will leave The Tribune later this month to return to freelance writing and to pursue a book project. [SLO Chamber e-Insider] Connell covered San Luis Obispo City Hall and... (Continue reading)

“A few sexual encounters” with Ed Arnold

An Arroyo Grande woman allegedly assaulted by city councilman Ed Arnold in December said Kathryn Arnold, the councilman’s wife, is currently having a love affair with her.  [KSBY] A second restraining order that recently surfaced was... (Continue reading)

Governor to call emergency session

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to call the state Legislature into emergency session to deal with a nearly $6.3 billion budget gap in the current fiscal year. The emergency declaration, authorized by the voters under Prop... (Continue reading)

Wife details allegations against Arroyo Grande councilman

Court documents reveal serious allegations against Arroyo Grande city councilman Ed Arnold by his wife, Kathryn, and a 28-year-old mutual friend of the couple. [KSBY] Kathryn Arnold filed a request for a permanent restraining order... (Continue reading)

Was Sarah Christie right?

County planning commissioner Sarah Christie was forced to step down last December, primarily because the supervisor who originally appointed her–5th District representative Jim Patterson–felt that he and Christie had a basic philosophical disagreement on key policy... (Continue reading)

Cities crack down on disabled parking abuse

A new state law that took effect Jan. 1 allows cities to crack down on California drivers claiming to be disabled by displaying a fake, borrowed, or stolen blue parking tag. [San Francisco Chronicle] Cities... (Continue reading)

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