Daily Briefs

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UPDATE: Crews battle Pozo Fire

7 a.m. – The Pozo Fire is 62 percent contained. Because of deer season, several campgrounds had to be evacuated including Queen Bee, Turkey Flat, Friis, Navajo, La Panza and Navajo Flat. Current road closures include Navajo Road at Turkey... (Continue reading)

Regulators seize Los Padres Bank

Regulators on Friday shut down Solvang based Los Padres Bank as part of what is being dubbed “bank closure Friday.” The 14 branches of Los Padres Bank, which includes four in San Luis Obispo County, will reopen on Monday as branches... (Continue reading)

Auto burglaries skyrocket

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Department is warning the public not to leave money or valuables in their cars because of a spike in auto burglaries. Deputies said there have been more than 100 burglaries in the past 90... (Continue reading)

Local business steps in to help return Annie

A San Luis Obispo business is joining the effort to return Annie, the dog who has been the subject of recent media attention, to her original owner. Cloud Star, a company that manufactures and markets natural pet products, announced Friday... (Continue reading)

SLO County ranked third most expensive place to live

San Luis Obispo County continues to be third on the list when it comes to being the least affordable place to live in the United States, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders. Of the 277... (Continue reading)

This week’s dumbest criminal

This week’s dumbest criminal award goes to two Paso Robles residents who went into a hospital claiming they had been assaulted in an alleged attempt to get drugs and ended up being arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and drug... (Continue reading)

Sheriff finds gunman guarding marijuana grove

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a gunman they found guarding a marijuana grove in rural Simmler near Clayton Road on Thursday morning. Serving a search warrant, deputies in bullet resistant vests came upon the grove and discovered Luis... (Continue reading)

Law targets adults who give alcohol to minors

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that adds California to the list of states in which adults can be held legally responsible for knowing allowing minors to drink in their homes. If an alcohol related accident is found to be... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo fire chief dies of a heart attack

John Callahan, a well-liked San Luis Obispo fire chief, died Wednesday night of a massive coronary. He collapsed while playing softball at Santa Rosa Park in San Luis Obispo, sources said. He was transported to a local hospital, where he... (Continue reading)

Dr. Laura to quit radio show amid controversy

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, a talk radio fixture for three decades, announced Tuesday that she will quit her syndicated program at the end of the year. [LA Times] Schlessinger, who goes by the name “Dr. Laura,” on her show, said on... (Continue reading)

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