Daily Briefs

Landscaper savaged by pit bull in Nipomo

A landscaper who was mauled by a pit bull in Nipomo on Monday morning is recovering from massive wounds to his face. [KCOY] Craig Groth, 48, was trying to save two Jack Russell terriers from a large gray pit bull... (Continue reading)

Court employees given whistleblower protection

Court employees can rat out their county and state bosses for fraud, waste and abuse without the fear of retaliation, according to legislation Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed last week. [DailyJournal] Driven by concerns over spending on a statewide computer system,... (Continue reading)

Memorial services announced for Fire Chief Callahan

Details of public memorial services for San Luis Obispo fire chief John Callahan were announced Monday morning. A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday, Aug. 26 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 2160 Santa Barbara St. in... (Continue reading)

California GOP does not support Arizona immigration law

The California Republican party stood by gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and decided not to endorse Arizona’s controversial immigration law during their semiannual convention this weekend. [WashingtonIndependent] Conservative activists in the state have been pushing for party support of SB 1070... (Continue reading)

Carrizo Plain overdue for major quake

Earthquakes strike the Carrizo Plain portion of the San Andreas Fault more often than previously thought, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine and Arizona State. [MSMBC] Researchers examined earthquake activity and reoccurrence rates along... (Continue reading)

UPDATE: Crews battle Pozo Fire

7 a.m. – The Pozo Fire is 62 percent contained. Because of deer season, several campgrounds had to be evacuated including Queen Bee, Turkey Flat, Friis, Navajo, La Panza and Navajo Flat. Current road closures include Navajo Road at Turkey... (Continue reading)

Regulators seize Los Padres Bank

Regulators on Friday shut down Solvang based Los Padres Bank as part of what is being dubbed “bank closure Friday.” The 14 branches of Los Padres Bank, which includes four in San Luis Obispo County, will reopen on Monday as branches... (Continue reading)

Auto burglaries skyrocket

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Department is warning the public not to leave money or valuables in their cars because of a spike in auto burglaries. Deputies said there have been more than 100 burglaries in the past 90... (Continue reading)

Local business steps in to help return Annie

A San Luis Obispo business is joining the effort to return Annie, the dog who has been the subject of recent media attention, to her original owner. Cloud Star, a company that manufactures and markets natural pet products, announced Friday... (Continue reading)

SLO County ranked third most expensive place to live

San Luis Obispo County continues to be third on the list when it comes to being the least affordable place to live in the United States, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders. Of the 277... (Continue reading)