Daily Briefs

Should a city manager earn more than a governor?

Local activist Kevin Rice is floating the idea of a possible ballot initiative for San Luis Obispo that would curb the salaries of city officials, especially the city manager. Rice argued in a radio interview earlier in the week that... (Continue reading)

Fire at Sierra Vista Hospital

A short in an elevator motor at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center caused a small fire in the basement of the main tower today at about 9:20 a.m. Hospital staff initiated pre-planned emergency procedures before firefighters arrived helping to bring... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College’s Hands Across California

Residents from all over San Luis Obispo County are expected to turn out in support of financially-strapped Cuesta College and community colleges up and down the state when the Hands Across California event is held starting at 2 p.m. on... (Continue reading)

Gibson and Marx lose bid for Coastal Commission

Brian Brennan, a Ventura city councilman and a member of the Surfrider Foundation, was appointed to the California Coastal Commission over San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx and County Supervisor Bruce Gibson. A coalition of 10 statewide environmental and coastal... (Continue reading)

Parolee threatens to kill policeman

San Luis Obispo Police arrested a parolee who threatened to kill officers before violently resisting arrest on Thursday at 4 a.m. Responding to a call that an agitated man was yelling profanities at Santa Rosa Park, officers were confronted by... (Continue reading)

Mudslide closes Highway 1

Another mudslide pushed rock and dirt onto Highway 1 shutting down the highway at Alder Creek in Monterey County. Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is open as an alternate route into Big Sur, however Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol advise against any... (Continue reading)

Doctors testify on murder suspect’s competency

Doctors from Patton State Hospital testified in Santa Maria today that Lee Leeds is competent to stand trial for the murder of four people including his father. [KSBY] In March 2008, Lee Leeds reportedly shot the four men at his... (Continue reading)

Weather forecast for Thursday April 14

Join PG&E employees this Saturday morning, April 16 to celebrate Earth Day at Montaña de Oro State Park. Check-in time: 8:30 a.m. Project time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Location: Spooner Ranch House, Montana de Oro State Park. The event is one of a... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s open house packs hotels

Cal Poly’s 18th annual open house kicks off tomorrow and is expected to bring thousands of visitors to San Luis Obispo and a welcome surge to the local economy over the weekend. Many Central Coast hotels including San Luis Obispo's Embassy... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande oilfields to use reclaimed water

Owners of an Arroyo Grande oilfield have signed a deal with Veolia Environmental to design, build and operate a 45,000-barrel per day reclaimed water facility under a 12-year agreement. [AmericanBankingNews] In 2009, Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP) drilled seven... (Continue reading)