Daily Briefs


Jan Marx wants seat on Coastal Commission

Jan Marx, who just took office as mayor of San Luis Obispo, following a narrow election victory in November, has decided to seek a seat on the California Coastal Commission. [Tribune] The mayor’s surprise announcement on Tuesday puts her in... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man arrested for stealing clothes, deodorant and a gun from neighbor

San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies arrested a man for allegedly entering an unlocked Atascadero home where he took a shower before stealing several items including clothing, toiletries, prescription drugs and a gun. The occupant of a home on the 12000... (Continue reading)

Weather forecast for Wednesday February 16

Inland Temperatures, Paso Robles Actual Predicted Tue Wed ... (Continue reading)

LA county worker found dead at desk — one day later

A Los Angeles County worker died in her cubicle on Friday, but her body wasn’t discovered until Saturday afternoon. [KTLA] Rebecca Wells, 51, was found slumped over her desk in the county Department of Internal Services in Downey by a... (Continue reading)

Steven Smith not guilty of attempted murder

A jury found Steven Smith, the man on trial for shooting a pregnant woman in Paso Robles, guilty of attempted voluntary manslaughter on Monday afternoon. The jury found Smith not guilty of attempted murder, attempted murder of a fetus and... (Continue reading)

Cell phones seized from Charles Manson

Cult killer Charles Manson was just one of 11,000 California inmates caught with cell phones in 2010. Manson was caught calling and texting people in California, Florida, New Jersey and British Columbia. He had missed calls from Arkansas, Indiana and... (Continue reading)

Weather forecast for Monday February 14

By JOHN LINDSEY from PG&E SEA SWELL: Today’s 4 to 6-foot west-northwesterly (285-degree deep-water) swell (with an 11 to 13-second period) will continue at this height and period through tonight, increasing to 5 to 7-feet on Tuesday. Combined with this... (Continue reading)

California scores high on new misery index

Times are tough in California, but are they miserable? According to a new survey, the answer may be a resounding “Yes.” [BBC] Four California cities are ranked in the top five, according to the latest America’s 20 Most Miserable Cities... (Continue reading)

Guantanamo detainees to Berkeley?

The Berkeley City Council is set to vote this week on a recommendation from its Peace and Justice Commission that allows one or two “cleared” Guantanamo Bay detainees to resettle in the Bay Area town. [SF Chronicle] Peace and Justice... (Continue reading)

Fatal house fire in San Luis Obispo

A 100-year-old man died because of injuries suffered in a fire Friday at his home on Villa Court in San Luis Obispo. Two firefighters searched the home which was engulfed in flames while additional fire crews fought the blaze. One... (Continue reading)