Daily Briefs

Cal Poly faculty agrees to strike

California Faculty Association members voted to authorize a strike  following 22 months of unsuccessful negotiations. The strike vote by California State University professors, counselors and other staff was overwhelmingly approved by 95 percent of union members, with about 70 percent... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles to spend $20,000 for chief search

Paso Robles City Council  members voted unanimously Tuesday evening to hire an outside head-hunter firm to find a new chief of police. City officials agreed to hire the Los Gatos firm of  William Avery and Associates at a cost of... (Continue reading)

Truancy plan gets early dismissal

A plan to put subjective teeth in a countywide anti-truancy ordinance was expelled by supervisors Tuesday in the aftermath of a chilly public reception. Parents of home-schooled children and civil libertarians were among a growing army of opponents to the... (Continue reading)

American Perspective Bank’s bidding war

PacWest Bancorp  announced Monday  that it has signed an agreement to purchase San Luis Obispo headquartered American Perspective Bank for $58.1 million trumping a previous offer by Umpqua Bank. In April, American Perspective Bank announced it had entered into a... (Continue reading)

California wine fine for China?

Large Asian markets such as China may be in line to become a purveyor of fine California wines if the U.S. government has any say in the matter. Congressman Dan Lungren (R-Gold River) is holding hearings today in Northern California... (Continue reading)

SLO accused of unlawful bargaining in arbitration vote

A state agency assigned with administrating union bargaining laws has filed an unfair practices complaint against San Luis Obispo because of city officials alleged failure to meet and confer with members of the police union over binding arbitration. [Tribune] In... (Continue reading)

Panty raider suspected of four sexual assaults

San Luis Obispo Police and University Police suspect one man is responsible for a string of four sexual assaults that have occurred on or near the Cal Poly campus during the past two months. [KCOY] In each case, on a... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man accused of attempted murder

A Los Osos man is in jail on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly assaulted a woman Friday evening. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrived at a Los Osos home on the 1800 block of Seventh Street and... (Continue reading)

Supervisors OK homeless plan

A new county government position has been created to try organizing efforts to help the homeless.[The Tribune] County supervisors voted this week to create the new job post, with the intention of drafting  a successful plan to deal with San... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant temporary shut down

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has completely shut down because of another influx of sea salp – a small, jellyfish-like organism – clogging the intake valves in the unit two reactor. Plant officials said unit two, which was operating at 24... (Continue reading)