Daily Briefs


Weather forecast for Monday May 2

By JOHN LINDSEY from PG&E A 1,030 millibar Eastern Pacific High is centered about 700 miles northwest of San Luis Obispo while a thermal low remains over Southern California. Gentle to moderate northeasterly (offshore) winds are producing clear skies and... (Continue reading)

Osama bin Laden is dead

Nearly a decade after the September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden is dead and the United States says it has his body. A U.S. military action conducted in Pakistan resulted in the death of bin Laden, President Barack Obama said... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande Boy Scout’s building destroyed by fire

Firefighters are investigating a fire that destroyed the Boy Scouts of America Buildings in Arroyo Grande earlier today. Multiple units from the Five Cities Fire Authority responded to the fire at 490 East Cherry Avenue at about 4:20 a.m. Firefighters... (Continue reading)

Body found in surf near Grover Beach

UPDATE: The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s department identified the body found in the surf at Pismo Beach State Park on Saturday as Kristopher Joseph Petti of Paso Robles and corrected its earlier press release to say the man was Hispanic.... (Continue reading)

Schwarzenegger ponders run for EU president

Arnold Schwarzenegger, who effortlessly transitioned  from Hollywood film stardom to California governor, could have his sights set on a new job as next head of the European Union.[YahooNews] The Austrian-born former body builder, 63, at loose ends as he tries... (Continue reading)

Cambria’s general manager terminated

In the aftermath of the controversial firing of Cambria’s fire chief, the board terminated General Manager Tammy Rudock’s employment on Friday. [KSBY] On Thursday, almost 300 people arrived at a Cambria Community Services District Board meeting to show support for... (Continue reading)

Sewage spill closes Avila Beach

Port San Luis and Avila Beach were closed Friday after 1,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the ocean because of a  leaking pressure main under a roadway near Avila Beach Drive at Ana Bay Road. The sewage leaked into... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County foreclosures on the rise

While the country continues to see improving foreclosure rates, the number of home foreclosures is still climbing in San Luis Obispo County, according to a report from Realty-Trac. [KCOY] In San Luis Obispo County almost 1,300 homes are in foreclosure... (Continue reading)

SUV crashes into San Luis Obispo apartment

A San Luis Obispo man lost control of his black Ford Explorer and crashed it into an apartment building on Foothill Boulevard off Crandall Way near Cal Poly at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters extracted Michael Riefler, 20, from the... (Continue reading)

Californians support raising taxes on the rich

Fear of teacher layoffs and other cuts to public schools is leading a majority of Californians to support some combination of spending cuts and taxes in order to close the state’s $26 billion budget gap, according to a Public Policy... (Continue reading)