Daily Briefs

Armed robbery at Paso Robles bank

Paso Robles police are looking for a man who held up the Wells Fargo Bank on Spring Street at gunpoint on Tuesday. At about 9:20 a.m., the robber wearing a dark blue bandanna covering his face and carrying a semi-automatic... (Continue reading)

Burton named chief, again

Cal Poly alumnus Robert Burton was named Paso Robles’ new chief of police following city council endorsement Tuesday. Burton, 47, has been a captain with the department and was former Chief Lisa Solomon-Chitty’s top aide during her scandal-ridden administration. CalCoastNews... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles initiates plastic bag ban

There will be no more plastic bags in Los Angeles supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, and other big retailers following a resounding 11-1 vote by city council members Tuesday. (Los Angeles Times) The move is considered the first step toward a... (Continue reading)

Kids turn in toy guns at elementary school buyback

Children at a California elementary school are relinquishing their firearms. [Washington Times] Strobridge Elementary School in Hayward held a “Safety Day” on June 8, at which students received books and raffle tickets in exchange for their toy guns. School principal... (Continue reading)

NASA taps Cal Poly alum as potential astronaut

A Cal Poly alumnus may become one of NASA’s next astronauts. NASA selected Cal Poly engineering alumnus and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Victor Glover as a one of eight members of its 21st astronaut candidate class. More than 6,000 people applied... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man arrested for dispensing child pornography

An Arroyo Grande police investigation led to the arrest of a San Luis Obispo County man on federal charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, according to a news release from the FBI. FBI agents arrested Bruce Klickstein, 59, on... (Continue reading)

Oceano appoints interim general manager

The Oceano Services District Board of Directors appointed an interim general manager last week to replace the Tom Geaslen, who was recently terminated for cause. Former City Administrator of Lompoc Gary Keefe will serve as district general manager until the... (Continue reading)

High Court snuffs Arizona voter-ID law

An Arizona voter-approved law requiring people desiring to vote t0 prove they are U.S. citizens was struck down Monday morning by the U.S. Supreme Court. (The Blaze) The so-called voter-ID law in Arizona was the biggest test to date of... (Continue reading)

California wineries courting gays

Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries are courting gay customers by coming out with labels in support of same sex marriage. [LA Weekly] The producers of Same Sex Meritage, a Sonoma grown red table wine that is sold in stores in... (Continue reading)

Los Osos battle over McDonalds turns ugly

During a land use advisory committee meeting on June 13 set to discuss a proposed McDonalds to be built in Los Osos, people cursed and yelled at those with differing opinions. About 100 attendees rallied against the proposed 24 hour... (Continue reading)