Daily Briefs

Off-roader: CalCoast News is “Enviro-Nazi Press”

A leading advocate for off-roading in the Oceano Dunes has called CalCoastNews “our local Enviro-Nazi Press” in a letter published on a national off-roading blog. [Off Road] Kevin P. Rice of San Luis Obispo wrote the letter in response to... (Continue reading)

Homeless man busted for child porn in Oceano

A homeless man, accused of possessing child pornography, is being arraigned today in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. Detectives from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department arrested Lawrence Alan Baughman on Jan. 7 in Oceano. Detectives traced thousands of... (Continue reading)

SLO police arrest transient for alleged attack on teenage girl

San Luis Obispo police arrested a transient Monday afternoon after he allegedly grabbed a 16-year-old girl on the 1000 block of Olive Street. Police say Fritz Holmer was walking westbound on the sidewalk when he passed the girl, coming from... (Continue reading)

N.Y. Times profiles Dan De Vaul

Controversial San Luis Obispo rancher Dan De Vaul is in the national media spotlight today, thanks to a feature article in Monday’s New York Times. Reporter Jesse McKinley and photographer Josh Haner visited the Sunny Acres compound on Los Osos... (Continue reading)

Court blocks taping of Prop 8 trial

The Supreme Court is temporarily blocking plans to broadcast a trial involving California’s same-sex marriage ban. [San Francisco Chronicle] The federal trial in San Francisco, scheduled to begin Monday, originally planned to air the proceedings on a delayed basis via... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles couple arrested

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a Paso Robles couple on charges relating to domestic violence and firearms possession. Deputies responded just before noon on Sunday to a domestic violence call in the 3000 block of Nacimiento Lake Drive in... (Continue reading)

L.A. doctor gets five years in bike rage case

An emergency room physician was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for assaulting two bicyclists in Los Angeles by driving in front of them and slamming on his brakes. [Los Angeles Times] Christopher Thompson, 60, was arrested on... (Continue reading)

6.5 quake rattles northern California

A strong earthquake, measuring 6.5 in magnitude, hit Eureka, in northern California, Saturday afternoon. [Los Angeles Times] Power lines snapped throughout the region, disrupting power. One shopping mall was evacuated. However, law enforcement officials report no loss of life, and... (Continue reading)

How did your favorite radio station do?

Ratings are in and the favorite San Luis Obispo radio stations, in order, are: (1) country favorite KKJG, (2) KWWV, playing rhythmic Top 40, (3) KURQ, “New Rock 104” (tied), (3) KSTT, soft rock (tied) and (3) KIQO, oldies music... (Continue reading)

The PG&E – Israeli Connection

Protesters in the Bay Area have recently mounted a guerrilla campaign to draw attention  to the relationship between Pacific Gas and Electric, and the Israeli company Solel. PG&E signed a 25-year contract with Solel to develop the Mojave Solar Park... (Continue reading)