Daily Briefs

Head-on collision: Drunk driver going the wrong way on Higuera

An alleged drunk driver going the wrong way on Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo crashed head-on into another vehicle injuring two men Saturday night at about 2 a.m. Police say 24-year-old Melissa Hernandez of Grover Beach was driving a... (Continue reading)

Californians conflicted on budget issues

Californians simultaneously object to increasing taxes in order to pare the state’s massive budget deficit and cutting spending on programs that make up 85 percent of the state’s general fund obligations, according to a new Los Angeles Times/USC Poll. [LATimes]... (Continue reading)

Sen. Sam Blakeslee’s staff rallies behind Women’s Shelter

After reading that the San Luis Obispo Women’s Shelter was behind in their efforts to provide Thanksgiving dinner for up to 53 different families currently involved in the program, state Sen. Sam Blakeslee provided the shelter with all of the... (Continue reading)

PG&E considers compromise on SmartMeters

PG&E may be open to compromise in response to growing public concern over the installation of SmartMeters in homes and businesses throughout the state. [SF Chronicle] The new wireless meter reading system, currently being deployed in northern San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man injured in collision on Highway 46

A 34-year-old Paso Robles man and his father suffered major injuries from a head-on collision this week on Highway 46 near Kecks Corner. [SantaCruzSentinel] An unlicensed driver in a 1993 Honda Accord tried to pass a car going eastbound on... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission rejects wastewater treatment plant proposal

After six years of working on plans for their new multi-million dollar wastewater treatment plant, Morro Bay and Cayucos apparently will have to start all over. The California Coastal Commission staff has issued a report rejecting the design of the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s first grievance hearing

For the first time in the history of Cal Poly, a dispute between a faculty member and administrators will be heard at a public grievance hearing to be held on Friday at 9 a.m. in building 33, room 290. Journalism... (Continue reading)

Fresno student body president admits to being illegal immigrant

The student body president at California State University — Fresno has been forced to publicly admit that he is an illegal immigrant. [Associated Press] Pedro Ramirez, 22, was outed by the campus newspaper Tuesday after the staff received an anonymous... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles child attacked by pit bull

A pit bull broke through a back yard fence and bit a two-year-old neighbor child Tuesday in Paso Robles. [KSBY] Because the dog was only able to get its head into Jerry Weeks’ yard, it was unable to get a... (Continue reading)

Homeless man found dead in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo police say that a man found dead at a homeless encampment in San Luis Obispo appears to have died from natural causes. The 55-year-old homeless man’s name is not being released until his next of kin can... (Continue reading)