Daily Briefs

60-year-old woman murdered in Paso Robles

Paso Robles police arrested a 35-year-old woman for allegedly murdering a 60-year-old female relative in their home on the 900 block of Olive Street. At about 6:15 a.m., neighbors called 911 to report hearing sounds of breaking glass and arguing... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission weighs in on Cayucos property rights issue

By KAREN VELIE The California Coastal Commission is slated to determine if Dr. Marshall Lewis can build a two-story, 4,555-square-foot house on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean in Cayucos. Following rejections of Lewis’ proposal to tear down an existing... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill is not sorry, and blames the media

Controversial San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill moans about media coverage of his personal life and public outbursts during board meetings in Thursday’s New Times’ cover story. Hill starts his interview  by lamenting the negative coverage he has received... (Continue reading)

Vandals destroy 30 trees at Cuesta College

Vandals uprooted 30 trees, valued at $4,000,  near the entrance to Cuesta College’s North County Campus in Paso Robles last week. As a result of the vandalism, the campus is planning to install security cameras and replace the  stolen greenery... (Continue reading)

Woman accused of assaulting two Paso Robles girls

Police arrested a Paso Robles woman on Monday for allegedly restraining, threatening, and assaulting two girls ages 10 and 11 at a house party on Saturday. Eliana Ramirez, 28, was allegedly intoxicated when she entered a bedroom where two girls... (Continue reading)

Medicare fraud plan working

Medicare fraud is being battled by a yearlong experiment with competitive bidding for wheelchairs, diabetic supplies and personal medical equipment, and the results appear to show significant savings of taxpayer dollars. [San Francisco Chronicle] According to government officials, the effort... (Continue reading)

Teacher-student sex bill sidelined

Democrats in the Assembly Public Safety Committee killed a proposal Tuesday that would have made sexual relationships and communications between teachers and students a felony — even when the participants are adults. [Sacramento Bee] Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) introduced her... (Continue reading)

Wine, weed, and a new buzz

Marijuana-laced wine may be coming to the Central Coast. In fact, it may already be here. [DailyBeast] While wine fermented with cannabis is nothing new — it gained a level of popularity in the 1980s — it appears to be... (Continue reading)

SLO County denies allegations in retaliation lawsuit

San Luis Obispo County officials said they are not liable for civil damages sought by a former sheriff deputy who contends he was retaliated against and eventually terminated after he reported multiple abuses of policy by department heads. In a... (Continue reading)

Violence increasing at California state mental hospitals

Assaults by patients at California’s state mental hospitals have escalated and confinements times have increased while  a costly federal effort to reduce heavy drugging and improper restraining failed to improve care and help patients control violent impulses. [LATimes] In 2006,... (Continue reading)