Daily Briefs

Search is on for missing Nipomo woman

A 70-year-old Nipomo woman, believed to have dementia symptons, is missing. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department is searching for Martha Henderson, who has not returned home after leaving her Redberry Place home Friday morning. She was believed to... (Continue reading)

Parkinson tied to phony mailer

Members of the Democratic Central Committee contend Ian Parkinson’s campaign is trying to influence the vote by sending out phony mailers in an attempt to give the false impression Parkinson has the Democratic Party endorsement. [NewTimes] A campaign consulting firm... (Continue reading)

It’s not easy being Abel Maldonado

Now that he is lieutenant governor, former Central Coast state senator Abel Maldonado gets a lot of statewide press–even if they can’t always spell his name correctly. [Press-Telegram] Check out this opening paragraph (including spelling errors) from a Long Beach... (Continue reading)

Assembly votes to ban plastic grocery bags

The state Assembly has passed legislation prohibiting California pharmacies and grocery, liquor, and convenience stores from using plastic bags. The bill also calls for customers to be charged for using store-issued paper bags. [AP] Lawmakers say the purpose of the... (Continue reading)

Search to replace Warren Baker at Poly continues

Cal Poly will continue searching for a new president. [Tribune] Three candidates were brought to campus last month as possible replacements for retiring president Warren Baker after an extensive national search. A fourth candidate had withdrawn from consideration before campus... (Continue reading)

Give a buck on Hunger Awareness Day

Volunteers across the county are busy mobilizing at the last minute for Thursday’s 4th annual Hunger Awareness Day, organized by the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. The concept is both amazingly simple and surprisingly effective. People are... (Continue reading)

Oakland might license, tax indoor marjiuana growers

Oakland is currently facing a $42 million shortfall. So is anyone surprised at the news that city officials are considering a plan to sanction and tax commercial pot growing operations? [AP] After becoming the first U.S. city to impose a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles couple shot dead in their home

UPDATE: The county coroner released the names of the couple Wednesday morning. They are Phillip Gordon Rodrigues, 73, and Sharon Lynne Rodrigues, 64. No further details regarding the shootings has been released. UPDATE: San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies are investigating... (Continue reading)

British Petroleum’s shadow in Sacramento

Chances are if you think of the word oil, what comes to mind is the massive environmental tragedy in the Gulf Coast, off Louisiana. Which means you’re also thinking about British Petroleum (BP), the company currently facing international criticism for... (Continue reading)

Water main breaks in San Luis Obispo

UPDATE: A broken major water main left many homes and offices in San Luis Obispo–including French Hospital–without water. At approximately 4 p.m., the water was turned back on. Johnson Avenue, however, will remain under repair into the night, said French... (Continue reading)