Daily Briefs


Fewer bail bonds mean more prisoners

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Fewer San Luis Obispo County arrestees are able to afford bail to get out of jail these days, causing grief for relatives and fiscal woes for local bail bond agents. One other result is an ongoing and... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College misses enrollment goal, focusing on next year

Even though Cuesta College expanded summer session attracted one of the largest student turnouts in years, it was not enough to qualify the college for $1.1 million in additional state funds this year, Superintendent/President Gil Stork announced. College officials plan... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man found on tracks, died from a fall

An autopsy revealed the 59-year-old man found dead on the railroad tracks near 24th Street in Paso Robles Monday died after falling from a bridge. The Coroner’s Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s determined that James Dahlgren died... (Continue reading)

Deputies seize 5,031 marijuana plants in North County

A two month investigation has led to the arrests of four people and the confiscation of 5,031 plants discovered in the Los Padres National Forest south of Santa Margarita Lake Road, according to a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s press... (Continue reading)

Murdered woman’s son sentenced to life in prison

The schizophrenic man accused of killing his father and three others at an auto junkyard in Santa Maria in 2008 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Leeds told the court he had not taken... (Continue reading)

Los Osos doctor develops diet drug

A diet drug created by a Los Osos doctor was approved Tuesday by the The Food and Drug Administration. Doctor Thomas Najarian developed the diet pill Qsymia, which was originally dubbed Qnexa. This makes the first time in 13 years... (Continue reading)

Probation sweep nets 23 people and one artillery shell

A probation sweep on Tuesday in north San Luis Obispo County resulted in the arrests of 23 people for probation or parole charges or new criminal charges. Officers discovered weapons, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, stolen property and a 155 mm... (Continue reading)

Witness disputes officer’s account of Los Alamos shooting

The woman whose boyfriend was shot three times in the chest after she called 911 to report he had a knife is disputing the California Highway Patrol officer’s account of the event. [KCOY] CHP officials said the officer was responding... (Continue reading)

Atascadero businessman allegedly claimed to be a doctor

An Atascadero business owner is under a fraud investigation by the California Department of Consumer Affairs for allegedly claiming to be an audiologist. [KSBY] A search warrant obtained by KSBY says that Aaron Marquis of Advanced Hearing Aid in Atascadero... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors pass smoking ban

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to ban smoking at all parks, county parking lots and at other outdoor locations Supervisors Bruce Gibson, Adam Hill and Jim Patterson voted in favor of the ordinance that... (Continue reading)