Daily Briefs


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British Petroleum’s shadow in Sacramento

Chances are if you think of the word oil, what comes to mind is the massive environmental tragedy in the Gulf Coast, off Louisiana. Which means you’re also thinking about British Petroleum (BP), the company currently facing international criticism for... (Continue reading)

Water main breaks in San Luis Obispo

UPDATE: A broken major water main left many homes and offices in San Luis Obispo–including French Hospital–without water. At approximately 4 p.m., the water was turned back on. Johnson Avenue, however, will remain under repair into the night, said French... (Continue reading)

Injured sheriff’s deputy released from hospital

The sheriff’s deputy injured in the Friday night arrest of  a Salinas parolee was expected to be released from the hospital sometime Monday. Department spokesman Rob Bryn said that Deputy Nate Paul, an eight-year veteran, was scheduled to be released... (Continue reading)

Californians divided on new Arizona law

The recent crackdown on illegal immigration in Arizona finds Californians closely divided, with deep splits along age and ethnicity, according to a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll. [Los Angeles Times] Overall, 50 percent of those surveyed indicated support for the... (Continue reading)

Doc Burnstein’s plans protest march for Wednesday

Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab in Arroyo Grande will try once again to confront the union picketers who have been protesting the popular Village hangout since last fall. Here’s the scoop: Owner Greg Steinberger is organizing a “Take Back Our... (Continue reading)

Sheriff’s deputy injured at Lake Nacimiento

UPDATE: A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy was injured Friday evening at Lake Nacimiento when a fleeing parolee from Salinas tried to kill the officer with his truck. Deputies responded to a call of a disturbance at the popular... (Continue reading)

Tony Cipolla signs off early from KSBY

Tony Cipolla has apparently left the building. Karen Daniels Cipolla announced–on Facebook–that her husband, the veteran KSBY news anchor, has decided to leave his job sooner than originally announced. Cipolla’s wife wrote a message to her Facebook Friends on Friday,... (Continue reading)

Judge tosses out Cayucos viewshed law

The Sierra Club has prevailed in a lawsuit filed against a controversial county law addressing viewsheds and land use in the hills around Cayucos. [Tribune] Superior Court Judge Martin Tangeman upheld the Sierra Club appeal of the county’s controversial Cayucos... (Continue reading)

Ashburn (finally) talks gay rights on Senate floor

State Sen. Roy Ashburn [R-Bakersfield] took to the floor Thursday morning and discussed his sexuality before casting votes on two separate gay-rights bills. [Los Angeles Times] The move came two months after the long-time conservative firebrand announced that he was... (Continue reading)

Citizens file lawsuit against Paso water rate hike

Five Paso Robles citizens have filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the City’s water rate hike last April. John Borst, William Taylor, Brooke Mayo, Teresa St. Clair, and Thomas Rusch filed the suit in Superior Court and will be... (Continue reading)



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