Daily Briefs

Cambria’s fire chief firing explained

The reasons Cambria Community Services District’s former manager gave for terminating the fire chief include not informing the service district’s general manager of a tsunami warning, talking to the press, and failing to keep performance evaluations up to date, according... (Continue reading)

Burglary victim finds property on Craigslist

A burglary victim who found what he believed to be his stolen property being sold on Craigslist, alerted San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s detectives who set up a sting on Friday. Detectives set up a meeting with the Craigslist posters at... (Continue reading)

SLO County unequal in student funding

State lawmakers have struggled for decades to bring equality to how school districts are funded, yet some San Luis Obispo County school districts receive thousands more per student than others, according to  California Watch analysis. And the data shows spending... (Continue reading)

Oceano methamphetamine dealer arrested

An Oceano man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale after a canine officer alerted Arroyo Grande police that the man had drugs in his car. Police officers pulled over Richard Allen Howell, 69, on Tuesday for a minor... (Continue reading)

CHC wants county to honor health care pact

The head of the local Community Health Centers (CHC) is mounting an aggressive campaign to secure adequate funding from the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors to maintain the “health care safety net” for low-income families and individuals. Ron... (Continue reading)

Groups sue to stop SunPower plant in California Valley

Two conservation groups and a San Luis Obispo County resident have sued to stop construction of a SunPower Corp solar power plant, saying the project would harm the rural area’s wildlife, air quality and natural beauty. [Reuters] On May 20,... (Continue reading)

Pit bull attacks SLO County boy

A 4-year-old boy was badly bitten in the face by a neighbor’s pit bull after he tried to touch one of her puppies on Wednesday at Heritage Ranch in San Luis Obispo County. [Tribune] The boy’s nose was partially severed... (Continue reading)

First responders watch as man drowns

First responders watched as a man drowned in the San Francisco Bay because policies did not allow them to enter the water. [CNN] The man was apparently suicidal, entered the bay off Alameda Beach on Monday and stood in neck-deep... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man arrested for trying to light man on fire

Paso Robles police arrested a man suspected of trying to light another man on fire at a parking lot on the 2800 block of Riverside Avenue earlier this month. [Tribune] Christopher Allen Schnaidt, 19, allegedly poured gasoline from a water... (Continue reading)

Safety violations at Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

On April 26, Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff did a safety inspection at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, as part of NRC inspections of all U.S. reactors that were triggered by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster in Japan. [NewYorkTimes]... (Continue reading)