Daily Briefs

California pension managers sticking with questionable bank

Representatives of the state retirement system say they are standing by JPMorgan Chase for now despite a recent $2 billion trading loss that has sparked two federal investigations and reignited calls for tougher bank oversight. [CaliforniaWatch] Both the California State... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles tenants trapped in building

A non-working elevator has caused several tenants of a Paso Robles apartment building to be trapped in their homes for more than two months. [KCOY] In April, the elevator at the Hacienda del Norte Apartments on Tenth Street stopped working... (Continue reading)

Tony Cippola joins sheriff’s department

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson announced he has selected news anchor Tony Cipolla as the public information officer for the  department. Cipolla is slated to began working with the sheriff’s department on July 1 with a starting salary ... (Continue reading)

SLO city, police union hit impasse

San Luis Obispo’s negotiations with its police officer association have stalled prompting the city to declare that their bargaining efforts are at an impasse. [Tribune] As a result, negotiations will transition into a more formal process that  includes either going... (Continue reading)

Two SLO County top administrators to retirement

Within a two day period, San Luis Obispo County Administrator Jim Grant and County Council Warren Jensen both announced this week they plan to retire in the fall. Following a sex scandal that ended in both former county administrator David... (Continue reading)

Apple must defend data stalking charge

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that owners of iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches may pursue claims against Apple for allegedly allowing advertisers to secretly track activities of mobile device users. (San Jose Mercury News) Apple, Google and four other smaller... (Continue reading)

DNA evidence helps convict Paso Robles poacher 

A Paso Robles man was recently convicted of deer poaching after a DNA analysis linked him conclusively to an illegally killed buck. [HuntingNews] Jason Allan Domingos, 37, plead no contest in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court to the poaching... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo employee union agrees to new contract

After nine months and an impasse, San Luis Obispo’s largest employee group and city management reached a tentative agreement following a fact finding hearing where it was revealed that the city of San Luis Obispo has $63 million in cash... (Continue reading)

Manson family member seeking parole

A former Manson family member whose release was squelched two years ago by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, is scheduled to have another parole hearing today at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo. [UTNews] Bruce Davis, 69, is serving life... (Continue reading)

Evidence points to evidence mismanagement

It costs county taxpayers nearly $700,000 annually to underwrite the maintenance of property and evidence rooms for county law enforcement agencies, yet those functions — vital to the administration of justice — are in chaos in many county agencies. That’s... (Continue reading)