Daily Briefs

CBS’s Pierpoint dies in Santa Barbara

Television news giant Robert Pierpoint died Saturday in Santa Barbara. He was 86. The California native made his reporting reputation with CBS during the Korean War in the early 1950s, and went on to report for the network on six... (Continue reading)

Body found in San Luis Obispo

A body was found Sunday on the top of Cerro San Luis Mountain, also known as Madonna Mountain in San Luis Obispo. Officers with the San Luis Police Department found the body at about 5 p.m. Police have not yet... (Continue reading)

Bullet train threatens Central Valley

The planners behind the controversial California bullet train seem to be complicating matters with their new route—right through historic Bakersfield High School, where rail opponent Cong. Kevin McCarthy just happens to have two children enrolled. [LATimes] The train’s proposed routes... (Continue reading)

North County man arrested after armed standoff

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man who fired a rifle at deputies before barricading himself in a garage in rural Paso Robles on Sunday afternoon. Shortly after 3 p.m., deputies responded to calls that Aaron Macay... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district found to have improved financial controls

The County auditor-controller said that the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has implemented changes and now has sufficient controls in place to avoid a conflict of interest, according to an Oct. 21 report by Gere Sibbach, auditor-controller. In... (Continue reading)

Dream Act opponents readying battle

Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on the California Dream Act barely had time to dry before opponents of the new law started gathering voter’s autographs to overturn it. Earlier this month Brown inked a long-embattled law allowing illegal immigrants to get... (Continue reading)

CMC begins issuing layoff notices

State officials sent 117 employees of the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County layoff notices on Friday as part of a plan to reduce prison overcrowding by transferring inmates to county jails. As part of the plan, 26,000... (Continue reading)

Plane crashes in Paso Robles

A pilot was injured after his single engine airplane crashed north of Paso Robles Airport at about 4:20 a.m.on Friday. The unnamed man was attempting to land a 2010 Piper Malibu Matrix when he crashed during his final approach in... (Continue reading)

Campaign donor secrecy bid rebuffed

An attempt to keep secret the identities of California political campaign donors was throttled Thursday by a federal judge. [SacramentoBee] Proponents of Prop 8, a voter-approved initiative to ban same-sex marriages, argued that they were harassed by political opponents, but... (Continue reading)

No oil found in the S.S. Montebello

The S.S. Montebello, the World War II oil tanker sunk off the coast of Cambria by a Japanese torpedo, doesn’t pose an oil spill risk. {Fresno Bee] Officials with the state Department of Fish and Game made the announcement Thursday... (Continue reading)