Daily Briefs

This week’s dumbest criminal

This week’s dumbest criminal award goes to two Paso Robles residents who went into a hospital claiming they had been assaulted in an alleged attempt to get drugs and ended up being arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and drug... (Continue reading)

Sheriff finds gunman guarding marijuana grove

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a gunman they found guarding a marijuana grove in rural Simmler near Clayton Road on Thursday morning. Serving a search warrant, deputies in bullet resistant vests came upon the grove and discovered Luis... (Continue reading)

Law targets adults who give alcohol to minors

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that adds California to the list of states in which adults can be held legally responsible for knowing allowing minors to drink in their homes. If an alcohol related accident is found to be... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo fire chief dies of a heart attack

John Callahan, a well-liked San Luis Obispo fire chief, died Wednesday night of a massive coronary. He collapsed while playing softball at Santa Rosa Park in San Luis Obispo, sources said. He was transported to a local hospital, where he... (Continue reading)

Dr. Laura to quit radio show amid controversy

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, a talk radio fixture for three decades, announced Tuesday that she will quit her syndicated program at the end of the year. [LA Times] Schlessinger, who goes by the name “Dr. Laura,” on her show, said on... (Continue reading)

Senator Sam!

Republican Sam Blakeslee will be the next state Senator from the five counties that comprise District 15. Blakeslee, currently a state Assemblyman from San Luis Obispo led the vote count throughout the evening in pretty much of a repeat performance... (Continue reading)

Bathroom key thief assaults clerk

A man attempting to leave a gas station with a restroom key became violent when a clerk demanded that he return the facility key, on Sunday shortly after 9 p.m.  [KSBW] At the Shell Station on Main Street in Salinas,... (Continue reading)

Fatal motorcycle accident near Santa Margarita

A 32-year-old Kerman man died Sunday evening after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a guard rail on Highway 101 near Tassajara Creek Road just south of Santa Margarita at about 7 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.... (Continue reading)

California mall forbids talking to strangers

Owners of a mall in Roseville don’t like strangers speaking to each other, unless it is about commercial enterprises in the mall, and penned rules prohibiting strangers from conversing. [SacramentoBee] The rules forbid peaceful, consensual, spontaneous conversations between strangers about... (Continue reading)

Meg Whtman donates another $13 million to campaign

Meg Whitman, Republican candidate for governor, donated an additional $13 million of her own money to support her effort to become California’s next governor, bringing her total personal contribution to $104 million. [LosAngelesTimes] Whitman is in a dead heat with... (Continue reading)