Daily Briefs


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State trashes recycling program

Last November 1, California abruptly cut all processing payments to its more than 2,400 recycling centers across the state. Experts warn the move will likely costs consumers $100 million in increased fees for beverages and... (Continue reading)

Missing Cal Poly student found dead

Search and rescue crews found the body of Cal Poly junior Charles Tamae on San Luis mountain at 1 pm. today. [KSBY] San Luis Obispo police found Tamae’s bike at the bottom of the mountain... (Continue reading)

SLO police officers remain on paid administrative leave

San Luis Obispo Police officers Dan McDow and Armando Limon remain on paid administrative leave at a cost of over $60,000 to the city while U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continue to investigate. McDow... (Continue reading)

800 Californians hospitalized with H1N1

State officials reported Thursday that nearly 800 people in California were hospitalized with the H1N1 flu last week, the largest one-week hospitalization rate this season. Health experts have predicted a second wave of cases in... (Continue reading)

Will Abel change his position on oil drilling?

Jim Boren of the Fresno Bee wonders whether Lt. Governor nominee Abel Maldonado might be willing to switch his long-held opposition to oil drilling off the Central Coast. If appointed, Maldonado would serve on the... (Continue reading)

Sex offender shot in Nipomo

A registered sex offender, Michael John Dominguez, died of a gun shot wound earlier today, less than a day after being arrested for sex crimes against a 16-year-old. Dominguez, 52, is suspected of committing suicide... (Continue reading)

Madden inducted into California Hall of Fame

Football great and Cal Poly graduate John Madden was one of 13 Californians inducted into the state Hall of Fame Tuesday night. Madden, who has also enjoyed a lucrative broadcasting and TV pitchman career joined... (Continue reading)

No clear path to victory for gay marriage

The effort to get same sex marriage on the California ballot in 2010 took a hit Monday. Rick Jacobs, the leader of the 700,000-member Courage Campaign, sent out an email announcing that after spending more... (Continue reading)

Retail sales up slightly for Black Friday

Shoppertrak, a national consumer spending research group, reports that retail sales nationally  for “Black Friday,” supposedly the busiest retail day of the year, increased only 0.5 percent over 2008. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times cites... (Continue reading)

30 die on California highways over holiday

The Los Angeles Times has the grim statistics for road fatalities throughout California over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Reported deaths were up this year over last Thanksgiving.... (Continue reading)



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