Daily Briefs

South San Luis Obispo County beaches under health advisory

The San Luis Obispo County Department of Environmental Health Services issued a health advisory that warns swimmers high levels of bacteria at several south county beaches may cause “human illness.” Officials posted warnings at Old Port Beach, Avila Beach, Shell... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee blasts PG&E for disregarding risk at Diablo

Sen. Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo), a geophysicist with a doctorate in earthquake studies, asked PG&E on Monday to suspend its efforts to renew licenses until it has completed earthquake studies suggested by the California Energy Commission. [BayCitizen] PG&E is... (Continue reading)

Family coping with cross burning

Following the discovery of an 11-foot cross burning outside their home on Friday at 12:30 a.m., a mother and her African-American daughter say they are fearful in their own home and are planning to move. When the daughter and a friend... (Continue reading)

Man shot at popular San Miguel bar

UPDATE: The San Luis Obispo Sheriff”s department said they made a mistake on the location of the shooting. It occurred at the Elkhorn Bar at 1263 Mission Street, not the Ranch Bar. ORIGINAL: A man was shot early Sunday morning... (Continue reading)

Weather forecast for Sunday March 20

Clearing from the west this evening is produced a spectacular sunset. However, cold and unstable air moving in from the west will produce numerous rain showers tonight through Monday afternoon. Current snow levels are near 3,500 to 4,000 feet north to... (Continue reading)

Sanitation board meeting turns contentious

Two members of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board sparred with board member Tim Hill and members of Surfriders over requests for an investigation into the financial cost of having the administrator of the district also act... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee accuses state GOP chair of “thuggery”

State Senator Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) called the outgoing state GOP chairman “a failed leader who has resorted to thuggery” after storming out of a heated meeting of the Rules Committee Friday at the start of a three-day Republican... (Continue reading)

Cross burning terrifies Arroyo Grande family

A mother is terrified after finding a cross burning outside her 19-year-old African American daughter’s bedroom window in Arroyo Grande at about 12:30 a.m. on Friday. Hearing banging and fearing someone was breaking into her car, the daughter went out onto... (Continue reading)

Poll: Golden State not so golden

The Golden State has apparently lost its luster. California residents ranked their quality of life at its lowest mark in 20 years because of the continuing economic downturn. [San Francisco Chronicle] The poll by UC Berkeley and Field, conducted in... (Continue reading)

Landslide closes Highway 1

A destructive landslide has shut down a  portion of scenic Highway 1 between Big Sur and Carmel in Monterey County to all travelers including emergency vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Temporary repairs will take at least a month, said Colin Jones,... (Continue reading)