SLO ad exec arrested for threatening an officer

Prosecutors in Santa Maria have filed a flurry of felony charges against a San Luis Obispo marketing executive for allegedly threatening a police officer, a charge partially refuted by video tape of the incident available on KCCN.tv. Jeffery Lind, 55,... (Continue reading)

Google pays $10 million for Cal Poly startup

Google has purchased the California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo student startup Punchd, which started as a senior project, for $10 million, the founders of Punchd announced. Hatched by a pair of Cal Poly students, the company helps connect... (Continue reading)

Pride after party at Novo Restaurant, event photos

The San Luis Obispo County Gay and Lesbian Alliance celebrated 15 years of pride with festivities that included the fantastic Drag Divas Live show, the annual pride dance, Pride in Mission Plaza and the final event, the pride after party... (Continue reading)

Advocates seek to preserve gay-friendly political districts

California’s Redistricting Commission may draw its new political districts with an eye toward protecting the voting power of “gayborhoods.” [MercuryNews] Advocates for gay and lesbian groups have petitioned the commission to preserve or expand the number of gay-friendly congressional or... (Continue reading)

State’s highest paid employee performed ‘mailroom’ duties

California’s highest paid state employee took home $777,423 last year as a prison surgeon but did little more than shuffle papers. [Los Angeles Times] In fact, Dr. Jeffrey Rohlfing has been mostly locked out of his job at High Desert... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande councilman sentenced to nine months

Former Arroyo Grande City Councilman Ed Arnold Jr. was sentenced to nine months in jail today after pleading no contest to felony counts of residential burglary and possession of child pornography. [LompocRecord] San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Barry... (Continue reading)

California considers ban on caffeinated alcohol beverages

If you like caffeine with your beer, you’ll have to mix them yourself. [San Mateo Daily Journal] The California Assembly moved to prohibit the sale and production of popular energy drinks such as Joose and Four Loko, which are laced... (Continue reading)

Missing Arroyo Grande man last seen on Kern River

Derrick Robert Rush, 28, of Arroyo Grande fell off an inner tube into the Kern River Friday and was not seen again. [Fresno Bee.com] Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies continued searching for Rush after friends reported not seeing him surface when... (Continue reading)

Pozo woman gets no (GUN)LOVE from DMV

A Pozo woman is taking aim at the California Department of Motor Vehicles after officials denied her request for a personalized license plate that would say GUNLOVE. Elizabeth Beeman, a card-carrying member of the NRA, learned of the DMV’s decision... (Continue reading)

Fifteen illegal immigrants found off Santa Barbara coast

Fifteen illegal immigrants were plucked off of Santa Cruz Island Sunday after being stranded and calling 9-1-1 for assistance. [LA Times] Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Park Service searched the islands off of Santa Barbara last... (Continue reading)