Daily Briefs

Former Cal Poly coach Stevenson dead at 54

Jon Stevenson, a former Cal Poly volleyball coach who left the campus after being accused of sexual harassment and unprofessional conduct, has died. He was 54. [Tribune] Stevenson, who lived in Pismo Beach, was found dead Sunday in Van Nuys.... (Continue reading)

Oceano attempting to muffle public comment

Oceano Community Services District Board members will vote Wednesday on whether to  limit public speaker comments to six minutes per meeting in what has been labeled an attempt to create orderly meetings. District attorney Molly Thurmond is also suggesting that... (Continue reading)

George R. Hearst Jr. dead at 84

George R. Hearst Jr. died Monday after falling ill at his Paso Robles home in June. Hearst, 84, was chairman of the board of the Hearst Corp., and died of complications of a stroke at Stanford University Medical Center in... (Continue reading)

Slain officer’s family files lawsuit

The family of the Santa Maria police officer shot while on duty has filed a suit against the city and the officer who shot Alberto Covarrubias Jr. [KCOY] When two officers attempted to arrest officer Alberto Covarrubias in January for... (Continue reading)

Wrong way driver busted

A Nipomo man driving a Nissan Rogue was arrested Sunday after officers stopped him while traveling north on southbound Highway 101. California Highway Patrol officers stopped Ramon J. Ramos, 21, at 4:41 a.m. after he had driven from Santa Maria... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man charged with illegal pig butchering

A Nipomo man is charged with illegally butchering pigs at his home on the 1400 block of Camino Caballo. Mariscal Amezcua, 62, is a facing five counts of violating the California Food and Agriculture Code. The former Santa Maria High... (Continue reading)

Tsunami debris reaching Central Coast?

Central Coast residence are getting their first dose of tsunami debris with several items with Japanese lettering being found in the Cambria area. [Tribune] During the past two weeks, beach combers have come across a fishing or mooring float, a... (Continue reading)

Stockton seeks solvency by slashing

Hoping to avoid becoming the latest — and biggest — U.S. city to enter bankruptcy, officials of the California Delta city of Stockton hope to avoid that eventuality by skipping payment of $10.2 million in debt service and slashing employee... (Continue reading)

Capps Maldonado exchange slaps

Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capp tossed an election-cycle challenge to her Republican opponent Abel Maldonado to join her and post all his tax returns and worksheets for every year he has served in office on Monday. “With the US Congress... (Continue reading)

Eateries you don’t want to work for

Some restaurants may be fun and appetizing to patronize, but for many of those establishments’ employees, their jobs are not so appealing. (AOL) Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), an employee organization which claims more than 8,000 members nationwide, cites dozens... (Continue reading)