Daily Briefs


Governor Brown calls for better deal for prison guards

California Gov. Jerry Brown negotiated a contract with the politically powerful prison guards’ union that lets guards bank an unlimited amount of vacation time they get paid for when they retire at a substantial cost to taxpayers, a legislative analyst... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande students receive death threats

At least six Arroyo Grande High School students recently received phone calls and messages with threats that they will be harmed or killed. Similar calls have been reported throughout the country during the past two weeks. Police say it appears... (Continue reading)

County approves Carrizo Plain solar project

San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a 250-megawatt solar project on the Carrizo Plain. After the Planning Commission approved SunPower’s project in February, a resident and three environmental groups appealed the decision. The... (Continue reading)

Man falls off cliff

A Shell Beach man is recovering from major injuries suffered after he fell from a cliff yesterday. Just before 4 p.m., Francois Hughes fell from the cliff to the beach. Police believe it was an accident but because of his injuries,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles armed robbery suspects arrested

Paso Robles Police arrested two men on suspicion of several armed robberies that occurred last week in Paso Robles. Police received a tip that Samuel Campos Salgado, 19, of Shandon, and Edward Joseph Anaya, 19, of Paso Robles and Kyle... (Continue reading)

Prostitution sting in Pismo nets arrests

A sting conducted by the Pismo Beach Police Department Sunday resulted in the arrests of three women and two men on charges of prostitution. During the investigation, undercover officers set up meetings with suspected prostitutes who advertised themselves online. Once the... (Continue reading)

Weather forecast for Tuesday April 19

The Eastern Pacific High has moved towards the southwest and is now halfway between California and Hawaii. This weather pattern will continue to produce relatively fast upper-level (jet stream) winds which will steer a series of low pressure systems into Northern... (Continue reading)

Manslaughter suspect arrested again

The man accused of killing two tourists in Pismo Beach last October during an alleged botched suicide attempt is back in jail. A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputy arrested Jerardo Iriarte, 20, on Sunday morning on the 2000 block of... (Continue reading)

Hiring freeze at Atascadero State Hospital lifted

In response to a dramatic increase in violence at California mental hospitals, Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley said Friday that she is lifting the current hiring freeze. [LATimes] Her decision came a day after she visited Napa State... (Continue reading)

Armed robberies plague Paso Robles

Paso Robles Police are investigating a string of armed robberies of businesses on Spring Street. On Saturday night, two men demanded money from a clerk of JNJ Liquor Store at 3355 Spring St. Before fleeing the shop, one of the... (Continue reading)