Daily Briefs

FDIC levies penalties against First California Bank

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. levied $1.7 million in penalties against First California Bank on Friday for misleading customers about prepaid card features and for charging fees that were not clearly disclosed. The cards are part of a program First... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly loses fly ball, lead and game to UCLA

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The lights shined brightly upon Cal Poly Saturday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Through the first five innings, the Mustangs handled all the pressure that came with a regional matchup against UCLA at the Bruins’ ballpark. Cal... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man’s plane crashes into a home

Two men flying a plane from San Luis Obispo to Seattle for a business trip crashed into a home in Eatonville, Washington on Thursday at around 5 p.m. Both men were treated at the scene and released. The Cessna 172,... (Continue reading)

Crews battling Branch Fire

The Branch Fire has burned more than 350 acres of grass and brush in the Los Padres National Forest west of California Valley. Crews from Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service are battling the fire which started near Highway... (Continue reading)

Child struck by car in Paso Robles

A 12-year-old girl was struck by a car at the intersection of 21st and Spring streets in Paso Robles on Friday afternoon. The girl was crossing the street when the car struck her. Emergency personnel treated the 12-year-old at the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly responds to rude introduction with first tournament win

The Cal Poly baseball team entered the Los Angeles Regional Friday as a relative unknown. The public address announcer at UCLA’s Jackie Robinson stadium knew neither the location, nor mascot of the squad’s school. The announcer welcomed the Mustangs to... (Continue reading)

State bag ban thwarted

A ban on plastic grocery bags like that now in place in this county failed to move forward in the California Senate Thursday and is buried for the current session. (Sacramento Bee) Similar to local prohibitions, the state bill, authored... (Continue reading)

Woman dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at Lake Nacimiento

A Salinas woman died this week after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning while boating at Lake Nacimiento Sunday. Doctors declared 23-year-old Sandy Valencia legally dead Monday, but left her on life support until Thursday to complete an organ donation procedure. Valencia... (Continue reading)

Investigators seize $1.3 million of marijuana from Montana de Oro panga

Law enforcement investigators seized approximately $1.3 million of marijuana that arrived Wednesday morning at Montan de Oro State Park, where a panga boat beached. The marijuana confiscated totaled 53 bales and 1,909 pounds. On Wednesday, San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

Atascadero murder suspect felt “evil” coming from victim

An Atascadero man accused of killing his neighbor told police he felt an “evil” coming from the victim prior to her shooting death. [KCOY] Mark Andrews, 49, admitted to shooting his neighbor Colleen Barga-Milbury, 52, to death Saturday, according to... (Continue reading)