Daily Briefs

Kidnapped Atascadero boy found safe

After an extensive search, Atascadero Police located missing 4-year-old Jeremy Guthrie in a vacant building and returned him to his mother at about 5 p.m. on Friday. Police suspect Annette Hale, 53, who is not related to the boy, kidnapped... (Continue reading)

Regulate marijuana like wine?

Supporters are gathering signatures for an initiative that would decriminalize marijuana in California for those older than 21. The measure, dubbed the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act, would tax and regulate the cultivation, production and sale of cannabis using grape... (Continue reading)

Lindamood-Bell program grows brain

In a new study researchers found a San Luis Obispo headquartered company, Lindmood-Bell Learning Processes, helped grow gray matter in the brains of children with dyslexia using a reading intervention program. The independent study, conducted by researchers from the Center for... (Continue reading)

Weisenberg convicted of second-degree murder

A jury convicted Kaylee Weisenberg of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in a packed San Luis Obispo courtroom Friday morning. Weisenberg, 23, crashed into and killed CHP Officer Bret Oswald while driving on South River Road on June... (Continue reading)

Child abducted from Atascadero homeless shelter

A 4-year-old Atascadero boy was allegedly kidnapped from the Echo Shelter in Atascadero at about 4:30 a.m. on Friday. Police issued an Amber Alert for Jeremy Guthrie after his mother discovered him missing on Friday morning. Guthrie was last seen... (Continue reading)

Skateboarder dies in Cayucos downhill accident

Seth Dunn, a 20-year-old from Fresno, died from blunt force to the head following a skateboard accident in Cayucos on Monday. [The Tribune] He wasn’t wearing a helmet as he skateboarded down Bakersfield Avenue, which has a steep incline. A... (Continue reading)

Police raid raw food cooperative

Raw food enthusiasts in California took a hit this week as police raided a Venice Beach cooperative, removing $70,000 of raw, organic produce and dairy products from the shelves and placing the goods onto the back of a flatbed truck.... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man arrested for allegedly torturing girlfriend

Police arrested a Morro Bay man suspected of locking his girlfriend in a closet and repeatedly assaulting her with a knife. [Tribune] Andrew David Mattson, 27, and his girlfriend allegedly engaged in an argument on Tuesday night that quickly escalated... (Continue reading)

Nazis, Nukes, and the Bible: Vandenberg to stop mixing the three

For two decades Vandenberg’s officers’ training on how to launch nuclear weapons  included instruction on the morality of war with the aid of quotes from the Bible and a former Nazi SS officer. [Truthout] The ethics briefing ended abruptly after... (Continue reading)

Weisenberg’s fate in jury’s hands

The prosecution and defense made their closing arguments Wednesday in the controversial second-degree murder trial of Kaylee Weisenberg in a San Luis Obispo Superior courtroom. Now Weisenberg’s fate is up to the jury. In their closing remarks Deputy District Attorney Lee Cunningham... (Continue reading)