Daily Briefs

Jailhouse sex: Inmates get condom machines

Here’s a first (we think):  Authorities have installed 16 condom machines for use by the 750 prisoners at the San Francisco County Jail’s San Bruno lockup. [San Francisco Chronicle] Even though sex between the inmates is illegal, the condom dispensers... (Continue reading)

Annie the dog throws Cortez a bone

Sheriff’s candidate Joe Cortez picked up the most unusual endorsement of the fall election campaign thus far by scoring a “paws up” from Annie the Australian shepherd. [KSBY] The South County dog, who was the recent subject of local media... (Continue reading)

Man founding hiding in ex-wife’s home arrested

A Grover Beach man on probation for domestic violence was found hiding in a cardboard box, under a pile of laundry, in his ex-wife’s Oceano home earlier today. Manuel Heredia, 36, began texting his wife describing things in her home... (Continue reading)

ACLU challenges microchipping of preschoolers

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is raising questions over the decision by a Bay Area county to use microchip tracking program in their preschool centers. [California Watch]. At issue is Contra Costa County’s computerized child-tracking initiative called Child Location,... (Continue reading)

Accident at Oceano Dunes leaves teenage quarterback paralyzed

The quarterback of Independence High School in Bakersfield was in a single ATV accident at the Oceano Dunes that has left him paralyzed from the chest down on Sunday at about 3 p.m. [KGET] Tyler Schilhabel, 16, was first taken... (Continue reading)

Boat sinks at Lake Nacimiento

A ski boat overloaded with 12 people sank shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at Lake Nacimiento. No one was injured. The boat was traveling at a speed of five miles per hour through the Las Tablas area when a... (Continue reading)

Trial postponed for Paso Robles woman accused of forgery

Less than a week before her trial was to start, the Paso Robles grant writer accused of fraud changed her attorney and postponed her trial until Nov. 30 in U.S. District Court in Riverside. [DesertSun] Jean Cross is charged with... (Continue reading)

Appeals court blocks school drug testing

The state appeals court voted 3-0 Thursday to bar a California school district from drug testing high school students in extracurricular activities such as choir and Future Farmers of America. [San Francisco Chronicle] Officials in the Shasta Union High School... (Continue reading)

Builders of Arroyo Grande hotel stiffed

After a foreclosure and a bank failure the contractors who built the Hampton Inn in Arroyo Grande have been told they will not be paid for their services. [KCOY] More than 20 contractors, sub-contractors and vendors provided labor and materials... (Continue reading)

Los Osos sewer project gets $87 million

The Los Osos sewer project received $87 million in stimulus monies to construct a wastewater treatment facility, Congresswoman Lois Capps, State Senator Sam Blakeslee and County Supervisor Bruce Gibson announced Friday. Of the monies, $83 million is a low interest... (Continue reading)