Daily Briefs

Target pays $22.5 million for dumping hazardous waste

As the new Target department store continues to spring up on Los Osos Valley Road, comes word that the parent company has agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle various claims throughout California alleging the retail giant dumped hazardous waste.... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Parkinson meets with parents of Kristin Smart

Stan and Denise Smart, parents of missing Cal Poly student Kristin Smart, continued their nearly-15-year search for the truth by meeting Thursday morning with Ian Parkinson, the new San Luis Obispo County Sheriff. Kristin Smart was just completing her freshman... (Continue reading)

Two injured in San Luis Obispo plane crash

Two people were injured when the single engine vintage plane they were flying crashed Thursday morning in the 1100 block of Stenner Creek Road on the Cal Poly campus. The pilot radioed controllers at the San Luis Obispo County Regional... (Continue reading)

Home invader found in bed

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a man they found in a bed at a Los Osos residence he had broken into on Wednesday morning. The occupants of the home told deputies a man they did not recognize was... (Continue reading)

American Perspective Bank president resigns

American Perspective Bank announced the resignation of Thomas J. Beene, the bank’s president and chief executive officer, who decided to leave the bank to pursue other professional opportunities, according to a press release. Mr. Beene began working for the Bank... (Continue reading)

PG&E weather forecast for Thursday February 3

By JOHN LINDSEY from PG&E SEA SWELL: Today’s 5 to 7-foot westerly (275-degree deep-water) swell (with a 14 to 17-second period) will continue at this height and period through Friday morning. A 5 to 7-foot west-northwesterly (285-degree deep-water) swell (with... (Continue reading)

PG&E ordered to reduce gas pressure limits

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has ordered PG&E to reduce pressure on four natural gas transmission lines, saying the utility ran the safety lines well above legal safety levels. [SF Chronicle] Two of the pipes are located in the... (Continue reading)

PG&E weather forecast for Wednesday February 2

Inland Temperatures, Paso Robles Actual Predicted Tue Wed ... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Council seeks end to binding arbitration

Voters may get another chance to vote on binding arbitration, a mandate that resulted in public safety employees receiving a 30 percent raise in 2008. [Tribune] San Luis Obispo Council members Andrew Carter, Dan Carpenter and Kathy Smith voted in... (Continue reading)

Some state parks to close

Plans are currently underway to close some California state parks due to budget problems. [San Francisco Chronicle] California Natural Resources chief John Laird told reporters Monday night that a number of state parks are currently being considered for closure. “An... (Continue reading)