Daily Briefs

Vandenberg beaches remain closed after shark attack

The beaches near Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County continue to be closed following Friday’s fatal shark attack on a young surfer. [Santa Maria Times] “Right now, that’s a safety precaution,” said Vandenberg spokesman Jeremy Eggers. “We’ll re-evaluate... (Continue reading)

Rape accusation against Whitman’s son kept quiet

The son of Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman was accused of sexually assaulting a female classmate while a student at Princeton University–a school that lists Whitman as one of its most generous donors. [Gawker] Critics contend that the incident has... (Continue reading)

Fatal shark attack at Vandenberg Beach

The victim of a fatal shark attack cried out for help as a shark bit into his leg and then drug him under water, about a 100 yards from Surf Beach at Vandenberg Air Force Base, on Friday morning. [MSNBC]... (Continue reading)

Quaids seek asylum in Canada

Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi, who failed to show earlier this week in a Santa Barbara courtroom, have surfaced in Vancouver–where they’re seeking asylum. [CTV] Quaid, 60, and Evi, 47, made the verbal plea for protection at a... (Continue reading)

Dumb criminal of the week

This week’s dumbest criminal award goes to a Danville man who mistook a police officer for a cab driver and asked for a ride home, but forgot about the cocaine in his pocket. [SFGate] After partying hard, Ongley Ocon III,... (Continue reading)

Catholic Healthcare West pays $275,000 to resolve discrimination claim

Catholic Healthcare West, the parent company of French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, agreed to pay $275,000 in civil penalties to resolve allegations that CHW discriminated against immigrant job seekers, according to the... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man officially a mega-millionaire

The Morro Bay man who won $135 million two months ago in the California Lottery finally made it official Wednesday morning. [Tribune] John Davis showed up at the Lottery’s San Francisco office and claimed his prize, choosing the cash option.... (Continue reading)

Meg Whitman’s campaign tweets cross dressing bassist

Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman might come from a tech savvy background, but some of her campaign staffers appear to have missed the boat. [InfoWorld] On Monday, Whitman’s campaign sent out a twitter update with a link intended to take viewers... (Continue reading)

Six San Luis Obispo businesses sold alcohol to a minor

Six San Luis Obispo businesses sold alcohol to a 19-year-old decoy deployed by the police department to 21 stores around the city on Monday. The decoy was in possession of a valid identification and was told by police to tell... (Continue reading)

Deputies discover guns during marijuana bust

A San Luis Obispo man who resides at a home on the 100 block of Foothill Boulevard was allegedly growing marijuana for sale in his basement while armed with an array of illegal and legal weapons, San Luis Obispo Sheriff... (Continue reading)