Daily Briefs

Monterey County ranks highest in youth murders

Monterey County ranked highest in California youth murders rates in 2009, according to a new study released this month by the Violence Policy Center. [TheCalifornian] The study, “Lost Youth” is a county-by-county analysis of homicide victims ages 10 to 24.... (Continue reading)

PG&E weather forecast for Tuesday February 1

Inland Temperatures, Paso Robles Actual Predicted Mon Tue ... (Continue reading)

Northern California continues to protest Smart Meters

As PG&E continues to install wireless Smart Meters across San Luis Obispo County, the debate surrounding the controversial equipment continues to spark across northern California. [NY Times] An eclectic mix of right-wing Tea Party members and left-leaning environmentalists are joining... (Continue reading)

Man assaults ex-wife and boyfriend

A Guadalupe man allegedly broke into his ex-wife’s Grover Beach home, entered her bedroom and attacked her and her current boyfriend, at about 5 a.m. on Sunday. The ex-wife and her teenage son were able to force Rafael Guzman Jimenez,... (Continue reading)

Crime stopper chief indicted

A Dallas Crime Stoppers veteran was indicted for allegedly collecting at least $250,000 in reward money for bogus tips over about a five-year period. [HoustonChronicle] FBI agents escorted Dallas Police Department Senior Cpl. Theadora Ross, 50, from police headquarters on... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles off-road motorcycle star dies

Nathan Woods, considered one of the greatest off-road champions ever to throw a leg over a dirt bike, died Friday from injuries suffered during a crash at the Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft. Woods, from Paso Robles, was preparing for... (Continue reading)

Prowler found nude with stolen undergarments

Responding to a homeowner’s report of a prowler, Arroyo Grande Police officers found David Beeman nude, with a large bag full of women’s and children underwear and adult pornography in the caller’s hot tub on January 25. Beeman, 32, was... (Continue reading)

Brown wants to raise community college fees

Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a hike in California community college fees from $26 to $36 per credit, raising the cost of a full academic load nearly 40 percent, from $780 to  $1,080 per year. [California Watch] Chancellor Jack Scott... (Continue reading)

PG&E weather forecast for Friday January 22

By JOHN LINDSEY from PG&E SEA SWELL: Increasing northwesterly winds along our coastline will generate a 5 to 7-foot northwesterly (300-degree deep-water) sea and swell (with a 4 to 14-second period) along our coastline today through Saturday. A 6 to... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande grocery store battle delayed

Promoters of a controversial grocery store project in Arroyo Grande asked the council to allow them a two-week continuation in order to provide additional information to council members. Developer Nick Tompkins’ current proposal includes a restaurant, two commercial buildings and... (Continue reading)