Daily Briefs

California wineries battle against alcohol regulation bill

National beer and wine wholesalers want legislation to affirm state control over alcoholic beverage sales, but wineries in California and nationwide say it’s an attempt to limit direct sales to consumers, a rapidly growing segment of the wine market. [Californian.com]... (Continue reading)

Firefighters rescue kayakers in Morro Bay Estuary

Cal Fire paramedics and firefighters made a heroic rescue Saturday evening after a father and daughter became stuck in the mud in the Morro Bay Estuary. Brian Kelly and his 8-year-old daughter Erin headed to Morro Bay earlier in the day... (Continue reading)

Sentencing law takes effect Monday

Starting Monday, felons sentenced in California for non-violent and non-sexual crimes will be sent to their local county jails instead of state prisons to serve time. Drug dealers, burglars and other felons sentenced in San Luis Obispo Superior Court will... (Continue reading)

Lawyers to argue redevelopment fund shift

A court battle to argue the future of the state’s redevelopment agencies looms in the aftermath of a lawsuit filed this week by a coalition of 10 Southern California cities. The complaint filed in Sacramento seeks to prevent the legislature... (Continue reading)

Missing Shell beach man found dead in ocean

Police identified a body found in the ocean off of Shell Beach Saturday near Dinosaur Caves Park as Dylan Winebrenner. Winebrenner, 32, was last seen Sept. 25. Friends had reported him as possibly missing Friday after they spotted Winebrenner’s 15-year-old... (Continue reading)

Listeria found in Salinas lettuce

Romaine lettuce samples from a Salinas farm have been found to be contaminated with listeria and a recall has been initiated, according to government officials. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors notified True Leaf Farms that a random check of... (Continue reading)

Shell Beach man missing for six days

Pismo Beach Police are searching for a Shell Beach man who was last seen Sunday, and whose dog was found on a remote beach with no access from above, police said. Friends of Dylan Winebrenner, 32, said they spotted Winebrenner’s... (Continue reading)

Nipomo family arrested for assaulting couple

A Nipomo mother, father and son who allegedly assaulted a couple returning from the California Mid-State Fair they mistook for someone else were arrested on Thursday. Following a fight on a bus returning to Nipomo from the fair, David Vann,... (Continue reading)

Reagan ties Feinstein in new senate race poll

A new research poll shows that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) is in a dead heat for re-election  when matched with likely Republican challenger Michael Reagan. The poll by ccAdvertising shows that both Feinstein and Reagan each receive 38 percent of... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly under fire for using foundation funds for executive pay

Leaders at the state’s public four-year universities need to proceed carefully when it comes to using private dollars to supplement compensation packages for executives as is the practice at Cal Poly, lawmakers told California State University and University of California... (Continue reading)