Daily Briefs

Templeton man facing 225 years in prison

A 74-year-old Templeton man is among four people who have been indicted on federal bribery and money laundering charges for allegedly participating in a scheme in which associates of a lawyer hired to provide assistance to the Coachella Valley Indian... (Continue reading)

CSU chancellor’s office spending criticized

Amid a hunger strike by about a dozen California State University students over rising tuition costs,  chancellor’s office administrators are accused of recklessly spending public funds to purchase expensive meals and car service rides. [CBS2] As students face another tuition... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision

A Paso Robles man is dead following a head-on collision that occurred on Highway 229 east of Santa Margarita shortly after 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Darin Moore, 48, was rounding a corner on his motorcycle when he swerved into the... (Continue reading)

No timetable for California Nuclear plant restart

Nuclear regulators said Monday there is no time line for restarting the San Onofre nuclear plant as regulators try to determine the cause of unusual wear on hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water, according to a statement by the... (Continue reading)

Caltrans employees accused of theft of public funds

Six Caltrans workers suspected of grand theft and conspiracy were arrested Monday by the California Highway Patrol. CHP officials said the six are suspected of falsely charging more than $100,000 in overtime and stealing 22 highway signs. One of those... (Continue reading)

CSU president pay needs help

Trustees of the California State Universities have decided to stifle a new policy granting school presidents a 10 percent raise in the face of mounting public pressure. But they will seek to have the difference made up by contributions from... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach to layoff six employees

The Grover Beach City Council voted Monday to eliminate six jobs to help close an $800,000 budget deficit. As of July 1, the city will eliminate four full-time and two part-time administrative and clerical positions. In addition, because of a... (Continue reading)

Parolee leads Pismo Beach police on high speed chase

Pismo Beach police arrested a Fresno parolee after he led them on a high-speed chase on U.S. Highway 101 on Monday morning. The pursuit began when police responding to a report of a stolen vehicle spotted  Shane Calhoun, 23, driving... (Continue reading)

Democrats striving for legislative supermajority

Not since the 70s have Democrats held a supermajority in a chamber of the state legislature. But that could change as the result of the upcoming primary and November election. [SanFranciscoChronicle] The Democratic Party needs only two seats in both... (Continue reading)

Nipomo water pipeline vote closes Wednesday

Voting on whether or not Nipomo should pay about $29.8 million for a supplemental water pipeline from Santa maria is scheduled to end Wednesday morning. [SantaMariaTimes] About half of the ballots, 4,006, have been received by the assessment district. However,... (Continue reading)