Daily Briefs


Hang on, Annie — Here comes Adam Hill

Public outrage over the failure of San Luis Obispo County officials to return a stray dog to her original owner continued to build early Thursday, forcing an emergency meeting called by District 3 county supervisor Adam Hill. The afternoon meeting,... (Continue reading)

County refuses to return dog to original owner

San Luis Obispo county officials continue to ignore a growing public outcry to return a stray dog to her original owner. [Tribune] Annie, an 8-year-old Australian shepherd, has belonged to Chuck Hogue, an Arroyo Grande widower, for the last seven... (Continue reading)

California incomes plummeting

Personal Incomes for Californians dropped the first time since World War II, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. [MarketWatch] The agency said that California incomes dropped by $40 million during 2009. That’s down about 2.5 percent in a year.... (Continue reading)

Judge to rule on status of gay marriage

Judge Vaughn Walker is scheduled to rule Thursday morning on whether or not gay marriage can resume in California. [LA Times] The federal jurist is deciding if a hold on gay marriage in the state should continue, following his recent... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo on target to get a Target

San Luis Obispo is about a year away from getting a Target out on Los Osos Valley Road, but the price to develop will run about $32 million. [Tribune] The 140,000-square-foot-store will sit on 10 acres of land purchased by... (Continue reading)

Man wielding a knife robs clerk in Morro Bay

Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a Motel 6 clerk at knife point on Monday at around 10:30 p.m. [KSBY] Officers responded to a 911 call from the motel located on the 200 block of Atascadero Road.... (Continue reading)

Pigeons charged with polluting Pismo Beach water

Hundreds of pigeons roosting and defecating under the Pismo Beach Pier are being held accountable for the high bacteria levels in the ocean near the pier, officials said. [SantaMariaTimes] Experts estimate the flock to include at least 400 birds, with... (Continue reading)

State workers urge boycott of Arnold’s new movie

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger apparently feels that state workers are expendable–at least on Furlough Fridays. Now some are trying to repay the governor by urging a boycott of his new movie, opening this Friday, “The Expendables.” [California Watch] In truth, the... (Continue reading)

Pot farm destroyed, three arrested

Three people are in jail tonight and 5,487 marijuana plants have been destroyed in a joint operation between San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County authorities. [LompocRecord] A Santa Barbara County rural crimes deputy discovered a questionable vehicle parked... (Continue reading)

Diver drowns at Lake Nacimiento

A diver drowned during a salvage mission at Lake Nacimiento on Sunday after he became trapped under the water. [KCOY] On Saturday, a boat sank in 60 to 70 feet of water at Bee Rock Cove. Two men were attempting... (Continue reading)