Daily Briefs

Crime stopper chief indicted

A Dallas Crime Stoppers veteran was indicted for allegedly collecting at least $250,000 in reward money for bogus tips over about a five-year period. [HoustonChronicle] FBI agents escorted Dallas Police Department Senior Cpl. Theadora Ross, 50, from police headquarters on... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles off-road motorcycle star dies

Nathan Woods, considered one of the greatest off-road champions ever to throw a leg over a dirt bike, died Friday from injuries suffered during a crash at the Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft. Woods, from Paso Robles, was preparing for... (Continue reading)

Prowler found nude with stolen undergarments

Responding to a homeowner’s report of a prowler, Arroyo Grande Police officers found David Beeman nude, with a large bag full of women’s and children underwear and adult pornography in the caller’s hot tub on January 25. Beeman, 32, was... (Continue reading)

Brown wants to raise community college fees

Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a hike in California community college fees from $26 to $36 per credit, raising the cost of a full academic load nearly 40 percent, from $780 to  $1,080 per year. [California Watch] Chancellor Jack Scott... (Continue reading)

PG&E weather forecast for Friday January 22

By JOHN LINDSEY from PG&E SEA SWELL: Increasing northwesterly winds along our coastline will generate a 5 to 7-foot northwesterly (300-degree deep-water) sea and swell (with a 4 to 14-second period) along our coastline today through Saturday. A 6 to... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande grocery store battle delayed

Promoters of a controversial grocery store project in Arroyo Grande asked the council to allow them a two-week continuation in order to provide additional information to council members. Developer Nick Tompkins’ current proposal includes a restaurant, two commercial buildings and... (Continue reading)

PG&E weather forecast for Wednesday January 26

By JOHN LINDSEY from PG&E SEA SWELL: A 5 to 7-foot west-northwesterly (285-degree deep-water) swell (with a 13 to 17-second period) will arrive along our coastline this afternoon, increasing to 6 to 8-feet (with a 13 to 15-second period) on... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s president’s salary highest in the CSU

The California State University Board of Trustees approved a $350,000 yearly salary for incoming Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong, making him the highest paid university president in the CSU system, at a board meeting on Tuesday night. In addition to... (Continue reading)

Atascadero chamber CEO dies unexpectedly

Joanne Main, veteran chief executive officer of the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce died unexpectedly Tuesday morning. Main, who joined the chamber in January 2000, was pronounced dead at Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton at 10:30 Tuesday morning. She had undergone... (Continue reading)

PG&E weather forecast for Tuesday January 25

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