Daily Briefs

Prowling bear killed and identified

The black bear that has been pillaging chicken coops in a San Luis Obispo neighborhood near San Luis Obispo High School for the last week is dead. [Tribune] A federal trapper killed the bear during a late night stake out... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee resurrects bill limiting gifts from lobbyists

State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, is resurrecting a version of a bill that was killed earlier this year limiting gifts legislators can receive from lobbyists. [TheCalifornian.com] He is co-authoring the bipartisan SB 50 with Sen. Lou Correa, a... (Continue reading)

California dream isn’t so golden any more

The last decade between 2000 and 2010 proved to be the biggest population slump of any period since the beginning of California’s statehood in 1850, according to the most recent census data. [CNN U.S.] The Golden State, the most populous... (Continue reading)

Feds approve coastal fireworks

Federal regulators on Tuesday gave the green light to July Fourth fireworks shows along the San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Cruz county coasts. Activists have argued that explosions from popular annual pyrotechnics shows along the coast disturb marine life,... (Continue reading)

Gangs clash at the California Men’s Colony

A riot involving 120 inmates and two prison gangs occurred Wednesday morning at the California Men’s Colony West Facility in San Luis Obispo County. The riot, which took place around 10:15 a.m., consisted of fighting between the Surenos and the Paisas.... (Continue reading)

Emails reveal Hill’s battle with COLAB and Blakeslee

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s continuing battle with state Senator Sam Blakeslee and the Coalition for Labor, Agriculture and Business (COLAB) came to light Tuesday following the release of emails under a California Public Records Act request by... (Continue reading)

Monterey County Sheriff’s son charged with possession

Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies served a warrant Tuesday at the home of Sheriff Scott Miller’s 25-year-old son, Jacob, for felony possession of a controlled substance for sale (methamphetamine), an infraction for marijuana possession, and a misdemeanor for possession of drug... (Continue reading)

New vaccine law takes effect

A new California law that requires middle and high school students to be vaccinated against whooping cough takes effect July 1—a regulation that intends to help curb an outbreak of the highly contagious disease. All students entering 7th through 12th grades... (Continue reading)

Unusually swift river currents, inexperience lead to Kern River drownings

As summer vacationers and warmer temperatures increase, river enthusiasts are being warned to use extreme caution in and around the Kern River. Two bodies were retrieved and several rescues made last weekend as rescue crews battled raging waters from a... (Continue reading)

Black bear: Shoot to kill

Department of Fish and Game officials have decided that a black bear, the subject of repeated sightings around San Luis Drive, needs to be caught and euthanized. [KSBY] A resident on Andrews Street, who claims the bear has been a... (Continue reading)