Daily Briefs

Cal Poly student arrested for dealing drugs to teens

A Cal Poly freshman was arrested for allegedly selling a psychoactive stimulant to two teenagers who became violently ill from the drug. Experiencing symptoms that included a sore throat, violent vomiting, euphoria and elevated body temperatures, the two 15-year-old Templeton... (Continue reading)

Parkinson declines to debate on KVEC

After considering the invitation for two weeks, Sheriff’s candidate Ian Parkinson has decided not to debate opponent Joe Cortez on KVEC radio. KVEC news director King Harris had been attempting to bring the two candidates together for a forum on... (Continue reading)

Body found in Oceano surf

A body was found in the surf at Oceano Dunes State Park shortly before 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Ven Hsao Hsiao’s family reported that he went missing while fishing in Guadalupe. Hsiao was the owner of the Combo Express restaurant... (Continue reading)

Eight City of Bell officials arrested

Police arrested at least eight city of Bell officials Tuesday morning and the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced that criminal charges are pending. [LA Times] Former City Manager Robert Rizzo, whose high salary sparked the outrage that led to... (Continue reading)

Undersheriff’s drunk driving charges dropped

A judge dismissed drunken driving charges against San Luis Obispo County Undersheriff Steve Bolts on Monday because a retest of his blood showed Bolts has a blood alcohol level of 0.07 percent, which is under the legal limit. [KSBY] Atascadero... (Continue reading)

Teenage rape suspect arrested in San Luis Obispo

A 15-year-old has been arrested for the Saturday night sexual assault of a woman in San Luis Obispo, police said. The unnamed teenager entered the 19-year-old woman’s residence on the 1100 block of Murray Street, held her against her will... (Continue reading)

L.A. Times spanks PG&E over safety

One has to wonder how much advertising PG&E will be doing in the future with the Los Angeles Times after business columnist Michael Hiltzik delivered a scathing attack on the California corporation in Sunday’s paper. [LA Times] “It’s not premature... (Continue reading)

Randy Quaid busted for squatting

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s deputies arrested Randy and Evi Quaid for squatting at a home they used to own in Montecito on the 1300 block of East Mountain Drive on Saturday, according to the sheriff’s department. A representative of the property... (Continue reading)

Woman reports sexual assault in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo Police are looking for a man in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred late Friday night. The suspect entered a 19-year-old woman’s residence in the 1100 block of Murray Street, held her against her will... (Continue reading)

Bottles containing meth residue explode

Three bottles containing chemicals used to make meth exploded spraying an Oceano mobile homes park groundskeeper with the liquid on Friday. [Tribune] The grounds keeper found three bottles with liquid residue at Rancho Del Arroyo Park and tossed them in... (Continue reading)