Daily Briefs

Woman accused of trying to buy a car with food stamps

Deputies arrested a Solvang woman for welfare fraud on Tuesday because she allegedly tried to buy a car with food stamps, according to a press release by the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office. The arrest followed a two-week investigation. Krystal... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande girl died, brother arrested

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Grover Beach man after his 17-year-old sister died from drugs he allegedly gave her. Theo Evan Macey, 27, allegedly provided his sister methadone. She was found dead on the morning of May... (Continue reading)

Sexual harassment rampant in schools

Nearly half of America’s middle and high school students report being the target of some form of sexual harassment during the 2010-11 school year, a major national survey suggests. Students said they were harassed in person or electronically, via texting,... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court to hear redevelopment argument

With San Luis Obispo County’s five redevelopment agencies slated to lose a combined $4.5 million, local officials are watching as the California Supreme Court this week listens to arguments that the decision by state lawmakers to use redevelopment funds to... (Continue reading)

Judge delays appointing De Vaul receiver

In the latest chapter in the Sunny Acres controversy, a judge decided to give San Luis Obispo rancher Dan De Vaul another 30 days before choosing whether to appoint a receiver to oversee his clean and sober living facility. At... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly faculty planning walkout

Faculty members at Cal Poly are planning to walk out of classes on Tuesday for a brief protest over Chancellor Charles Reed's decision to cancel scheduled raises. Faculty from CSU campuses throughout California will protest against the “1 percent” who run... (Continue reading)

Bank transfer day hits SLO County

Bank Transfer Day, a movement started by a San Luis Obispo County native, has resulted in 650,000 new members joining credit unions. [KSBY] Kristen Christian, 27, born and raised in Arroyo Grande, invited her Facebook friends to close their accounts... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande teen to be tried as an adult

The 16-year-old accused of burning down the Arroyo Grande Boys Scouts of America building in May will likely be tried as an adult. [SantaMariaTimes] Police arrested the currently unnamed 16-year-old Arroyo Grande High School student and Caleb Joseph Pelletier, 18,... (Continue reading)

Governor Brown fires anti-oil regulators

Oil industry representatives voiced their approval of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to fire two state regulators who they said played a role in a slowdown in permitting for new drilling projects. [Bloomberg] “The governor made the right decision,” said... (Continue reading)

No needle now for Death Row club

There will be no state-sanctioned executions in California until 2013 because of a federal judge’s decision Thursday. [San Francisco Chronicle]    Executions have been delayed since 2006 by court order as lawyers argue the issue of California’s lethal injection procedures.... (Continue reading)