Daily Briefs


Search continues for missing dog

Volunteers continue to search Upper Lopez Canyon and eastern Arroyo Grande for a dog who was washed away on Sunday, Dec. 19. Ethan Brown and several friends were jogging, along with Brown’s chocolate lab Otto. The dog got too close... (Continue reading)

Thank you!

FROM THE CALCOASTNEWS STAFF Just want to take a moment on this Christmas morning and send out a short, but still heartfelt, thank you to everyone who responded to our recent call for help in establishing the Karen Velie Defense... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man fights to clear dad’s military record

For the last 38 years, a Paso Robles man has been fighting to clear the name of his father, a U.S. four-star Air Force general, who was stripped of two stars and relieved of his command for allegedly ordering a... (Continue reading)

Carpenter nails appointment to San Luis City Council

The San Luis Obispo City Council voted Tuesday night to appoint Dan Carpenter to fill the empty seat on the council. The vote was unanimous with council members Jan Marx, John Ashbaugh, Andrew Carter, and Kathy Smith selecting Carpenter over... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputy’s Playboy rebuttal

A San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputy accused of an unconstitutional raid of an Atascadero man’s home and gun safe in 2008 has chosen the December issue of Playboy magazine to make his first public comments. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputy... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County jobless rate climbs in November

San Luis Obispo County lost an additional 1,300 jobs from October to November increasing the number of unemployed to 13,600, according to a report released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. Last month, of the 96,300 non-farm county jobs,... (Continue reading)

Major sewage spills in San Luis Obispo County

Health officials are warning the public to stay away from San Luis Obispo Creek, Arroyo Grande Creek, Meadow Creek, Oceano Lagoon and places where the creeks drain into the ocean because of two weekend sewage spills. The catastrophic failure of... (Continue reading)

Senate votes to allow gays to serve openly in U.S. military

In an historic move, the U.S. Senate voted Saturday to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. [LA Times] By a vote of 65 to 31, the Senate voted to repeal the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”... (Continue reading)

Par Ridder joins Clear Channel

The former publisher of the San Luis Obispo County Tribune, who later found himself embroiled in controversy in St. Paul, is joining media conglomerate Clear Channel. [Business Wire] Ridder will serve as Branch President of Clear Channel’s outdoor billboard division... (Continue reading)

Armed robbery at San Luis Obispo Check and Go

San Luis Obispo Police are searching for two men who robbed the Check and Go at 3970 Broad Street at gunpoint. The masked men demanded cash from an employee at the Check and Go at about 5:30 p.m. The two... (Continue reading)