Santa Maria police fail to catch fleeing suspect

Santa Maria police officers captured the vehicle, but not the man they were chasing Monday afternoon. [KSBY] Officers chased after a stolen car in the 500 block of West Mill Street around 12:10 p.m. Monday, but ended the pursuit because... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande considering city charter

The Arroyo Grande City Council has created a committee to explore the idea of becoming a charter city in order to cut costs. The council decided in December to establish an 11-member committee that would make recommendations as to the... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Gibson wins third runner up

San Luis Obispo County District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson has been given the dubious honor of being third runner up in the Flash Report’s Idiot of the Week contest. [FlashReport] “Runner up #3 – San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce... (Continue reading)

Coke sued for alleged unfair practices

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Two former employees have launched a legal challenge to policies and practices of one of America’s leading soft drink manufacturers, claiming they were terminated or forced from their jobs unfairly amid a “good old boy” network and... (Continue reading)

Fifth person drowns trying to rescue a dog

A Northern California woman drowned over the weekend while trying to save her dog from strong ocean waves. [ABC] The 32-year-old woman was overpowered by what has been dubbed a “sneaker wave” near Shelter Cove in Humboldt County, according to... (Continue reading)

PG&E threatens to blast population of gnomes

Pacific Gas & Electric is threatening to exterminate gnome dwellings in Oakland. [SF Gate] The frequent presence of little men with pointy, red hats and large, white beards helps keep Oakland residents’ minds off crime while walking the city streets.... (Continue reading)

Randy Quaid denied bid to stay in Canada

Canadian immigration officials have denied Randy Quaid’s request for permanent resident status in Canada. Randy Quaid and his wife Evi Quaid have repeatedly failed to respond to outstanding charges of felony vandalism at their former home in Montecito, Calif., to... (Continue reading)

SLO sets financial priorities

San Luis Obispo City Council members elected to focus on homelessness, neighborhood wellness, infrastructure, a skate park and bike paths at a financial priorities workshop on Saturday. At the top of the list, city officials chose to partnership with Community... (Continue reading)

Cal Fire hid $3.6 million from state

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection hid $3.6 million rather than depositing it into the state’s cash-strapped general fund as required. [LATimes] For seven years, Cal Fire paid the nonprofit California District Attorneys Assn. to hold settlement monies.... (Continue reading)

Emails reveal Aispuro “wiped out” by Gibson

Emails between San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson and his administrative assistant call into question claims he made the day he announced his extramarital affair with his assistant. On Nov. 16, Gibson told the Tribune that his affair with... (Continue reading)