Daily Briefs


Page 755 of 770« First...51015...753754755756757...760765770...Last »

Alleged cockfight organizer claims discrimination

The Arroyo Grande man accused of hosting cockfighting on his property claims that he is a victim of discrimination. [KSBY] “I was born in this country, raised in this country, but it’s not equal,” Raymond Pinon Gutierrez said today. “All... (Continue reading)

Bill allows churches to refuse to marry gays

A new bill is being introduced in Sacramento, protecting clergy and churches from legal consequences for refusing to perform same-sex marriages. [San Francisco Chronicle] Same-sex marriage is currently illegal in California, though that law is currently being challenged in court... (Continue reading)

California Wine Train gets $54 million in stimulus $$$

Critics are pointing to the $54 million in federal stimulus money for the California Wine Train as “silly and short sighted,” and a waste of money. [California Watch] Sixteen times a week, the Wine Train transports tourists from Napa to... (Continue reading)

Deputies break up cock fight in Arroyo Grande

Acting on a tip, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies broke up a cock fight in Arroyo Grande Sunday morning, involving as many as 300 people. As officers arrived at 2109 Heidl Place around 10 a.m., the spectators began running... (Continue reading)

Controller: State will run out of cash before April

State Controller John Chiang warned Friday that California will run out of the cash needed to pay bills by April–unless Gov. Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders agree on nearly $9 billion in budget cuts. [Oakland Tribune] Those cuts are needed, Chiang... (Continue reading)

California cellphone law not making roads safer

The state law requiring drivers to use hands-free cellphones is not making California highways any safer, according to a new study. [Los Angeles Times] The Highway Loss Data Institute found that the rates of crashes before and after the 2008... (Continue reading)

Candidate for Nipomo’s dumbest criminal

A Nipomo man has been arrested after he left a grocery store receipt with a name on it at a burglary he had committed in Guadalupe. The victim arrived home as Jeremy Carlos Madrigal, 38, was driving away with her belongings... (Continue reading)

Manson family member may be paroled to Grover Beach

Bruce Davis, a member of the infamous Manson family, and currently an inmate at CMC, was recommended for parole on Thursday. [ABC News] Davis, 67, has been in prison since 1972 for his involvement in the murders of Gary Hinman... (Continue reading)

Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Reclusive author J.D. Salinger, once thought to be the most important American writer to emerge since World War II, died Wednesday at his New Hampshire home at the age of 91. [New York Times] Salinger died of natural causes at... (Continue reading)

Poll: Californians believe state headed in wrong direction

The majority of California adults now believe the state is heading in the wrong direction, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California. [Associated Press] Poll results find that 74 percent believe things in California... (Continue reading)



Page 755 of 770« First...51015...753754755756757...760765770...Last »