Daily Briefs


Cambria’s fire chief reinstated

Cambria’s Fire Chief Mark Miller will be running the department again on Monday, said Jerry Gruber, Cambria Community Services District interim general manager. [Tribune] On April 12, former general manager Tammy Rudock created a firestorm when she fired Miller. The... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly president reacts to second campus rape

Cal Poly president Dr. Jeffrey Armstrong issued a statement Friday condemning a pair of sexual assaults that occurred against female students in less than a week. Campus police say a second student reported being raped in her campus dormitory room... (Continue reading)

Rape suspect turns himself in

Police arrested a Cal Poly student Thursday after he was identified as the main suspect in a reported rape of a drunk and unconscious “college-aged” woman at a fraternity house last Saturday night. Joseph Trupiano, 23, was taken into custody late... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles fire damages six apartments

A Thursday evening fire at an apartment building in Paso Robles damaged six apartments and forced 22 people including 12 children from their homes. [KSBY] Firefighters responded to the fire that broke out between to apartment buildings on Park Street... (Continue reading)

Oceano board appoints ex-official and newcomer to vacant seats

Oceano Community Services District board members voted unanimously to appoint former board member Rick Searcy along with Felma Hurdle to the board on Wednesday evening. Searcy and Hurdle were appointed to fill vacancies created by the resignations of Jim Hill... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College slashes budget

Cuesta College Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted to slash the budget by $2.9 million for the upcoming academic year, resulting in salary reductions, permanent assignment reductions, reduced workloads and position eliminations for approximately 120 employees. As of July 1,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County drug traffickers arrested

Four members of a San Luis Obispo County drug trafficking ring were arrested and approximately eight pounds of methamphetamine was seized on Wednesday as part of a multi-agency investigation. Following a tip that Julio Gutierrez, 36, of Los Osos was... (Continue reading)

Rape at Cal Poly fraternity

San Luis Obispo Police sent out an alert today advising students of a reported rape of a college-aged woman who police say was intoxicated and unconscious at the time of the assault. The San Luis Obispo Police Department and the... (Continue reading)

Aviation fuel polluting air and water with lead?

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) is taking legal action against several major oil companies and suppliers for allegedly causing the pollution of drinking water sources and air around 25 airports throughout California, including San Pedro Creek in Goleta and... (Continue reading)

Police union battles to keep binding arbitration

The San Luis Obispo Police Officers’ Association is seeking a temporary restraining order against the city in an attempt to delay its goal to have the public vote on binding arbitration and a charter that requires voter approval to make... (Continue reading)