Judge delays appointing De Vaul receiver

In the latest chapter in the Sunny Acres controversy, a judge decided to give San Luis Obispo rancher Dan De Vaul another 30 days before choosing whether to appoint a receiver to oversee his clean and sober living facility. At... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly faculty planning walkout

Faculty members at Cal Poly are planning to walk out of classes on Tuesday for a brief protest over Chancellor Charles Reed's decision to cancel scheduled raises. Faculty from CSU campuses throughout California will protest against the “1 percent” who run... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart accused of assault

No arrests were made or charges filed in connection with a July disturbance with injuries at the Ohio home of former Atascadero man-of-the-year Kelly Gearhart Terry Locklear, 55, said he is still recovering from the altercation where he contends Gearhart... (Continue reading)

Why we diet

OPINION By ROGER FREBERG “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know, because I’ve done it thousands of times,”  Mark Twain wrote. I could say the same thing about dieting.  Those of us who have ridden... (Continue reading)

Bank transfer day hits SLO County

Bank Transfer Day, a movement started by a San Luis Obispo County native, has resulted in 650,000 new members joining credit unions. [KSBY] Kristen Christian, 27, born and raised in Arroyo Grande, invited her Facebook friends to close their accounts... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande teen to be tried as an adult

The 16-year-old accused of burning down the Arroyo Grande Boys Scouts of America building in May will likely be tried as an adult. [SantaMariaTimes] Police arrested the currently unnamed 16-year-old Arroyo Grande High School student and Caleb Joseph Pelletier, 18,... (Continue reading)

Governor Brown fires anti-oil regulators

Oil industry representatives voiced their approval of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to fire two state regulators who they said played a role in a slowdown in permitting for new drilling projects. [Bloomberg] “The governor made the right decision,” said... (Continue reading)

No needle now for Death Row club

There will be no state-sanctioned executions in California until 2013 because of a federal judge’s decision Thursday. [San Francisco Chronicle]    Executions have been delayed since 2006 by court order as lawyers argue the issue of California’s lethal injection procedures.... (Continue reading)

Pot shop approval budding?

San Luis Obispo County planning officials Thursday approved an application to open a medical marijuana collective in Oceano, but more authoritative opposition may be firing up. The 4-1 vote marked the second time the Planning Commission has approved such a... (Continue reading)

Sunpower reports huge loss

SunPower Corp., a solar power company that received a last-minute Department of Energy loan in September, announced today that it lost more than $370 million in its fiscal third quarter – more than double its second-quarter loss – and that... (Continue reading)