Daily Briefs

Cuesta College delays pay cuts for top administrators

The Cuesta College Board of Trustees voted last week to delay voluntary pay cuts for interim College President Gil Stork and the college’s three vice presidents – amounting to about $36,390. [Tribune] In May, the college’s board of trustees approved... (Continue reading)

Conservative group asks for referendum on gay, lesbian text requirement

A conservative organization based in Sacramento filed documents Friday to begin a voter referendum regarding the recent passage of a bill requiring schools to teach the contributions of gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual individuals. [SFGate.com] Paulo Sibaja of the Capitol... (Continue reading)

14 arrested in North County gang sweep

San Luis Obispo County law enforcement officers arrested 14 people during a parole, probation and gang compliance sweep of the North County on Thursday. “We employed a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary approach to the operation.” said Incident Commander Brian Hascall, of the... (Continue reading)

Kristin Smart story to go national on Monday

The case of Kristin Smart, the Cal Poly student missing for the last 15 years, gets national exposure Monday night, thanks to a television show on the Lifetime Channel. Smart’s story will be the subject of next week’s episode of... (Continue reading)

California law requires schools to teach LGBT history

Public schools in California will be required to teach students about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans starting Jan. 1 after Gov. Jerry Brown  signed a controversial bill on Thursday. [SFGate] Social sciences curriculum textbooks now must... (Continue reading)

Senate approves college aid for illegal immigrants

Illegal immigrants would be allowed to get privately financed student aid administered by state universities and colleges under legislation approved Thursday by the state Senate and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. [LATimes] Brown said during last year’s election campaign that... (Continue reading)

Pismo attorney pleads not guilty in grand theft case

The Pismo Beach attorney accused of embezzling more than a quarter-million dollars from a deceased client’s estate entered a not guilty plea Tuesday. William Peter Terhune pleaded not guilty to charges of two counts of grand theft by embezzlement and preparing... (Continue reading)

SLO firefighter pleads not guilty to assault

A local firefighter who was arrested for allegedly beating a man unconscious at Pappy McGregor’s in San Luis Obispo plead not guilty Thursday to felony charges of assault and battery In early June, John Ryan Mason, 34, allegedly beat Jory... (Continue reading)

Nuclear safety task force: Upgrades needed in U.S.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s “patchwork of regulatory requirements” developed “piece-by-piece over the decades” should be replaced with a “logical, systematic and coherent regulatory framework” to bolster nuclear safety in the U.S., according to a task force reviewing nuclear safety standards.... (Continue reading)

California GOP now 0-for-200 since 1998

The Los Angeles Dodgers might take comfort in knowing that someone has a worst record than they do at the moment–the Californian Republican Party failed yet again this week to pick up a congressional seat held by a Democrat. The... (Continue reading)