Daily Briefs

California’s 2011 recovery dismal

Economists are predicting that California’s job market recovery will be more sluggish then original estimates, according to a recent UCLA report. [LATimes] The unemployment rate will remain in double digits until early 2013, the report says. California’s unemployment rate was... (Continue reading)

Tompkins rethinking Arroyo Grande project

A proposal to build a shopping center anchored by a grocery store on Grand Avenue was sent back to the drawing board by request of the developer at Tuesday’s Arroyo Grande Council meeting. “It is a step in the right... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County Supervisors vote against SmartMeters

San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted to ask the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend the installation of SmartMeters in the County on Tuesday. Four supervisors voted in favor of recommending suspension of SmartMeters installations until the California... (Continue reading)

New candidates for Coastal Commission

San Luis Obispo mayor Jan Marx and Arroyo Grande City Council member Joe Costello are likely to have their names added to those already recommended for appointment to the California Coastal Commission when the Board of Supervisors meets today. The names... (Continue reading)

Man stabbed to death in Paso Robles laundromat

A man was stabbed to death at the Paso Robles Laundromat on Spring Street Sunday at about 7 p.m. [Tribune] The unnamed victim was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The assailant ran from the... (Continue reading)

Man killed in ATV accident at the Oceano dunes

A 38-year-old man was killed after he was thrown from the all terrain vehicle he was riding at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area on Saturday. [KCOY] The unidentified man was riding on the dunes when he flipped his... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo gas prices second highest in nation

San Luis Obispo County has the second highest gas prices in the nation with the average cost for a gallon of regular at $3.88, according to an AAA report. San Francisco has the highest gas prices in the country at... (Continue reading)

Conservative talk radio accused of using actors as callers

Allegations are being made, accusing conservative talk radio show hosts, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck, of using paid actors to portray angry callers into their nationally syndicated programs. [Columbia Journalism Review] Published reports suggests that the call-in... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate rises

The jobless rate in San Luis Obispo County rose from 10 percent in December to 10.3 percent in January, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. The rate is higher than the national average of... (Continue reading)

Protesters battle against Arroyo Grande development

Protesters holding signs lined up along Grand Avenue in Arroyo Grande to protest the proposed Courtland Place Development on Thursday evening. The development is slated to be built on a four-acre parcel on the corner of Courtland Avenue and East... (Continue reading)