Daily Briefs

Judge tosses out Cayucos viewshed law

The Sierra Club has prevailed in a lawsuit filed against a controversial county law addressing viewsheds and land use in the hills around Cayucos. [Tribune] Superior Court Judge Martin Tangeman upheld the Sierra Club appeal of the county’s controversial Cayucos... (Continue reading)

Ashburn (finally) talks gay rights on Senate floor

State Sen. Roy Ashburn [R-Bakersfield] took to the floor Thursday morning and discussed his sexuality before casting votes on two separate gay-rights bills. [Los Angeles Times] The move came two months after the long-time conservative firebrand announced that he was... (Continue reading)

Citizens file lawsuit against Paso water rate hike

Five Paso Robles citizens have filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the City’s water rate hike last April. John Borst, William Taylor, Brooke Mayo, Teresa St. Clair, and Thomas Rusch filed the suit in Superior Court and will be... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande teen assaulted in broad daylight

Police arrested a parolee for allegedly forcing a 17-year-old Arroyo Grande girl under a bridge and beating her about the head and face with his fists and rocks, on Wednesday at approximately 4:40 p.m. The victim, who was not identified... (Continue reading)

Laird goes on offensive against Blakeslee

The special election to replace state Senator Abel Maldonado is heating up as Democrat John Laird launched a new series of television ads, attempting to link Republican Sam Blakeslee to big oil. [CalBuzz] Laird, a former state Assemblyman from Santa... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande City Council replaces Ed Arnold

The Arroyo Grande City Council voted to replace former councilman Ed Arnold with Caren Ray, on Tuesday. [KSBY] Ray, one of seven candidates, currently serves as chair of the Arroyo Grande Planning Commission. She teaches social sciences at Santa Maria... (Continue reading)

PG&E spending for Proposition 16 reaches $44 million

New campaign reports reveal that Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has so far spent $44 million to pass Proposition 16 on the June 8 ballot. [Los Angeles Times] The new amount being reported is far above the $30-$35 million the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo scores high on air quality

A new report by the American Lung Association, despite showing air pollution worsening in California, has good news for people living between San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles–your air is among the cleanest in the state. [California Watch] The 11th... (Continue reading)

California children lag behind in dental health care

By the age of 5, 28 percent of children in California suffer from untreated dental decay according to statewide figures. In 2007, the last year figures were available, more than 500,000 children between the ages of 5 and 17 missed... (Continue reading)

Mulholland rules out running for mayor of San Luis Obispo

The rumors have been flying fast and furious around town for more than a month, but former city councilmember Christine Mulholland wants to make one thing perfectly clear: She is definitely not running for mayor of San Luis Obispo in... (Continue reading)