Daily Briefs

Man stabbed to death in Paso Robles laundromat

A man was stabbed to death at the Paso Robles Laundromat on Spring Street Sunday at about 7 p.m. [Tribune] The unnamed victim was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The assailant ran from the... (Continue reading)

Man killed in ATV accident at the Oceano dunes

A 38-year-old man was killed after he was thrown from the all terrain vehicle he was riding at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area on Saturday. [KCOY] The unidentified man was riding on the dunes when he flipped his... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo gas prices second highest in nation

San Luis Obispo County has the second highest gas prices in the nation with the average cost for a gallon of regular at $3.88, according to an AAA report. San Francisco has the highest gas prices in the country at... (Continue reading)

Conservative talk radio accused of using actors as callers

Allegations are being made, accusing conservative talk radio show hosts, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck, of using paid actors to portray angry callers into their nationally syndicated programs. [Columbia Journalism Review] Published reports suggests that the call-in... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate rises

The jobless rate in San Luis Obispo County rose from 10 percent in December to 10.3 percent in January, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. The rate is higher than the national average of... (Continue reading)

Protesters battle against Arroyo Grande development

Protesters holding signs lined up along Grand Avenue in Arroyo Grande to protest the proposed Courtland Place Development on Thursday evening. The development is slated to be built on a four-acre parcel on the corner of Courtland Avenue and East... (Continue reading)

California lawmakers pounce on the messenger

California lawmakers on Wednesday reacted skeptically to a new proposal to lower public employee pensions throughout state and local government. [SacramentoBee] Stuart Drown, the executive director of the Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy, known as the Little... (Continue reading)

Upland mayor facing 145 years in federal prison

The mayor of Upland was indicted for extortion, bribery and conspiracy on Wednesday for demanding $70,000 in bribes from two business owners in exchange for assisting them in obtaining business permits, according to a press release. John Victor Pomierski, 56,... (Continue reading)

Patterson calls for suspension of Smart Meters

County supervisor Jim Patterson wants PG&E to temporarily suspend installation of wireless Smart Meters in San Luis Obispo County until specific issues are addressed. [Tribune] Patterson, 5th District supervisor, will ask fellow board members next week to send a letter... (Continue reading)

Price Canyon project likely to be reduced

At tonight’s Pismo Beach City Council meeting, it is likely that the proposal to build a community in the hills above Pismo Beach along Price Canyon Road will be reduced to a 950 acre project. The former proposal included approximately... (Continue reading)