Dumb criminal of the week

Our dumb criminal of the week award goes to a man who turned himself in for an outstanding warrant with a body in the trunk of his car in suburban Denver. [KRDO] Robert L. Johnson, 40, went to jail on... (Continue reading)

Duh! Welfare cards banned at massage parlors, pot clubs

California welfare recipients will no longer be able to use their state-issued debit cards at medical marijuana shops, psychics, massage parlors and other businesses. [Los Angeles Times] The governor’s office sent a letter to county welfare directors on Monday announcing... (Continue reading)

Robert Fowler files $127 million personal bankruptcy

Developer Robert Fowler, a partner in the failed R.W. Hertel and Sons, filed for personal bankruptcy listing $127.6 million in debt, on Sept. 26. Fowler said $105.6 million are personal guarantees he made on business loans, according to his bankruptcy filing.... (Continue reading)

Collaboration Forum, photos

Speakers at this year’s 16th annual San Luis Obispo County Nonprofit Collaboration Forum focused on ways to incorporate volunteers and social marketing into collaborative efforts, last Thursday. Key note speaker Stephan Gunsaulus, director of Marketing and Communication at Cuesta College,... (Continue reading)

Passage of Proposition 21 is crucial

OPINION BY MARY GOLDEN Opponents of Proposition 21 are trying to mislead citizens of California. The initiative, designed to protect funding for our state parks system, was put on the ballot by citizens fed up with Sacramento, not politicians, and the... (Continue reading)

Tony Cipolla to KCOY? See for yourself

Former KSBY news anchor Tony Cipolla appears to be heading to Santa Maria for a new TV gig with arch rival KCOY Channel 12. At least, that’s the clear impression from this television spot that has been airing on KCOY. Cipolla... (Continue reading)

“Taking care of their own” – Callahan claim filed

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo city officials have confirmed that a workers compensation claim based on presumptive causes was filed on behalf of former Fire Chief John Callahan that is slated to cost the taxpayers about $7,000 per month.... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly plane crash: 50 years later

Cal Poly is planning a special memorial ceremony during Saturday’s football game against  St. Francis University to mark the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that killed 16 players, the team manager, and an alumni booster. [LA Times] Survivors of... (Continue reading)

The workers’ comp case that San Luis Obispo won’t discuss

San Luis Obispo city officials are refusing to answer questions about a workers' compensation claim filed on behalf of San Luis Obispo Fire Chief John Callahan, who died last summer, slated to cost the taxpayers about $7,000 per month. Information about... (Continue reading)

California consumers still reluctant to spend

A new survey by Citibank California indicates many state residents have permanently altered their saving and spending behavior, despite feeling better about the economy’s prospects. [LA Times] Roughly 60 percent of the respondents said they had cut back on credit... (Continue reading)