Daily Briefs


Abel Maldonado’s mounting tax troubles

Central Coast  Republican congressional candidate Abel Maldonado and his family business are embroiled in a legal battle with the IRS over more than $4 million in taxes the IRS says they owe partially because of allegedly claiming personal purchases as... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon under fire for lack of current risk assessment

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in Avila beach  hasn’t done a comprehensive risk assessment of their plants’ vulnerabilities to earthquakes for nearly two decades, according to a Government Accountability Office report released yesterday. [CaliforniaWatch] The GAO said PG&E hasn’t updated its... (Continue reading)

Public forum set for PR chief quest

Paso Robles city officials will try to glean from residents their thoughts about the city’s next chief of police in a Saturday forum starting at 10 a.m. at City Hall, 1000 Spring Street. A replacement is sought for Lisa Solomon-Chitty,... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly top spender in presidential home renovations

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has spent more money on presidential residence renovations than any other California State University campus in the past decade. Since 2004, Cal Poly has doled out $831,000 remodeling its top residence, and 99 percent of... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man stabs elderly man

An Arroyo Grande man is in jail after smoking an unknown substance, becoming delusional, and stabbing an elderly man several times Monday morning. Emergency personnel transported both Thomas Sandercock Jr., 35, and the elderly victim to a local hospital. The... (Continue reading)

Walmart Annex plan hearing set

A public hearing on a contentious commercial development planned for Atascadero’s north end is slated Tuesday at 6 p.m. by the city’s planning commission. The hearing centers around entitlements for the Del Rio Road Commercial Area Specific Plan, incorporating the... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita property owners vote down water reliability tax

Santa Margarita property owners voted overwhelmingly against a San Luis Obispo County drought reliability plan that would have required the creation of an assessment district, according to San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder Julie Rodewald. The plan, spearheaded by SLO County... (Continue reading)

Same-sex couples will get coverage

Same-sex spouses and partners are entitled to long-term care insurance coverage from CalPERS, a federal judge ruled Friday. [Sacramento Bee] U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken scrubbed part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, defining marriage as between a... (Continue reading)

Boat loaded with marijuana found near San Simeon

California Park Rangers discovered a 35-foot boat loaded with 2,000 pounds of marijuana on the coast two miles north of Piedras Blancas on Thursday, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff officials said. Sheriff narcotics investigators arrived to find the abandoned panga... (Continue reading)

Help find Gus

Dogs lovers in and around San Luis Obispo are coming together on the Internet to help locate a dog missing since last Sunday. Tessa Bunge, a Cal Poly graduate, was in town over the weekend, visiting from her current home... (Continue reading)