Daily Briefs

Huffington Post: Jerry Reiss for Nobel Prize

In a Huffington Post story about World No Tobacco Day, May 31, the author suggests former San Luis Obispo City Councilman Jerry Reiss for the next Nobel Peace Prize: In 1990, Reiss was the councilman who first proposed the ban... (Continue reading)

Citizen’s arrest stops Paso Robles car burglary

A Paso Robles resident detained a Templeton man breaking into a neighbor’s car early Sunday morning. Around 3 a.m. Sunday, Paso Robles police received a call about a suspected car burglar in the 1000 block of 19th Street. When officers... (Continue reading)

Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ cook injured in explosion

An explosion Wednesday at Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ restaurant on Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo left a cook with serious injuries. [KSBY] At about 6 p.m., a commercial pressure cooker exploded, blowing a hole in the roof of the kitchen... (Continue reading)

Panga landing at Montana de Oro leads to 14 arrests

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 14 people Wednesday in connection with a panga boat that beached at Montana de Oro State Park. Just after midnight Wednesday, deputies spotted suspicious vehicles traveling into Montan de Oro, where they dropped... (Continue reading)

Earthquake felt by county residents

An earthquake measuring 4.6 and centered offshore near Goleta shook residents as far north as Bradley early Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey has reported. The 7:38 a.m. tremor caused no apparent damage or injuries, officials said, and no tsunami threat... (Continue reading)

Final Myers defendant sentenced

A San Luis Obispo judge sentenced Jason Greenwell, the only defendant who testified in the Dystiny Myers murder trial, to 15 years to life in prison Tuesday. Greenwell pled guilty to second-degree murder in exchange for his testimony. His plea... (Continue reading)

Wal-Mart pleads guilty to federal environmental crimes

Wal-Mart has admitted to violating criminal and civil laws to protect water quality and agreed to pay more than $110 million in fines. As part of a multi-million case against the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. pleaded guilty Tuesday... (Continue reading)

Boxer wants faulty nuclear power plant repairs investigated

California Senator Barbara Boxer is calling for a federal investigation into Southern California Edison’s past handling of the currently inactive San Onofre nuclear power plant after receiving information suggesting that utility executives misled the public and regulators about repair work.... (Continue reading)

Trench rescue team mobilizes

Major infrastructure projects in the county involving trench construction have encountered dangerous, in some cases fatal, structural collapses. That has prompted formation of the North County Technical Rescue Team, made up of 13 firefighters from Atascadero and Paso Robles, now... (Continue reading)

Motorcycle crash near San Miguel sends two to hospital

A motorcycle crash Monday near San Miguel threw two Monterey County residents off their bike, causing each to suffer major injuries. [KSBY] Monterey resident Donald Perry was driving a Harley Davidson southbound on Highway 101 around 10:30 a.m. Monday when... (Continue reading)