Nazis, Nukes, and the Bible: Vandenberg to stop mixing the three

For two decades Vandenberg’s officers’ training on how to launch nuclear weapons  included instruction on the morality of war with the aid of quotes from the Bible and a former Nazi SS officer. [Truthout] The ethics briefing ended abruptly after... (Continue reading)

Weekend spotlight: Big Laugh comedy show

Lizette Mizelle’s Big Laugh will fill the Atascadero Lake Pavilion with laughter this weekend when it hosts four comedians who have more in common than just jokes— each one knows what it’s like to live with cancer. It is through... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County facing massive layoffs

Officials at the California Men’s Colony (CMC) met last week to discuss a plan to lay off about 200 employees. Proposed layoffs at CMC include one chief deputy, two associate wardens, two captains, several lieutenants and sergeants as well as dozens... (Continue reading)

Weisenberg’s fate in jury’s hands

The prosecution and defense made their closing arguments Wednesday in the controversial second-degree murder trial of Kaylee Weisenberg in a San Luis Obispo Superior courtroom. Now Weisenberg’s fate is up to the jury. In their closing remarks Deputy District Attorney Lee Cunningham... (Continue reading)

Three Pismo Beach shark sightings in five days

Three shark sightings in five days at Pismo Beach have many tourists staying on the beach and out of the water. [KSBY] At about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a surfer reported seeing an approximately 12-foot shark in the ocean about... (Continue reading)

Atascadero City Council shuts off dialog with public

OPINION By DAVID BROADWATER From now on, when Atascaderans give public comments during Community Forum at City Council meetings, they can no longer receive the customary and occasional responses from council and staff members allowed by California’s open meeting law.... (Continue reading)

Feds seek hackers to help in cyber warfare

The National Security Agency has descended upon the DEF CON hacking conference to find and hire qualified hackers who understand cyber warfare. [International Business Times] “Today it’s cyber warriors that we’re looking for, not rocket scientists,” Richard George, technical director... (Continue reading)

Kern County moves closer to ban on medical marijuana

Kern County supervisors took another step closer to banning the sale of medical marijuana through nonprofit collectives and cooperatives Tuesday over the objections of a crowd that filled the chambers and marched down Truxton Avenue. [The Bakersfield Californian] The supervisors voted... (Continue reading)

California’s ‘whale’s tail’ license plate gets remake

One of California’s most popular specialized license plates, the “whale tail,” got a makeover recently as a result of a legal battle between the California Coastal Commission and artist Robert Wyland. [San Francisco Chronicle] The commission unveiled the redesign Tuesday,... (Continue reading)

Missing Charles Jackson of Morro Bay found dead

The body of Charles Jackson, 79, of Morro Bay, and missing since July 18, was found Monday in a car at the bottom of ravine along Highway 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero. [The Tribune] Jackson’s 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo... (Continue reading)