Fox News site gets 8,000 death threats

More than 8,000 death threats were posted recently on the Fox News Facebook page after the communications director for American Atheists, Blair Scott, appeared on the network’s “America Live.” [All Facebook] Blair was discussing the group’s lawsuit to stop the... (Continue reading)

Sewage plant continues to violate environmental requirements

South San Luis Obispo County’s aging sewer plant continues to release inadequately treated sewage into the Pacific Ocean, according to the plant’s records. Specifically, in July, the plant was in violation of biological oxygen demand (BOD) standards it is required to... (Continue reading)

U.S. media shouldn’t rush to hang Murdoch’s News Corp for the sins of its London tabloids

OPINION By PETER SCHEER The economic forces that pummeled every American newspaper from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle have barely disturbed Rupert Murdoch’s media properties. The Wall Street Journal, for one, has not only weathered the... (Continue reading)

Facebook takes down California inmate accounts

Inmates with unauthorized access to cell phones have been posting Facebook pages from inside California prisons, as well as trolling victims’ pages and harassing them, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. As a result, prison authorities have... (Continue reading)

Increase in Kern River drownings due to heavy flows

The number of confirmed deaths on the Kern River this season has jumped 75 percent from the eight drownings recorded last year, and more than triple the five lives lost in 2009. [The Bakersfield Californian] This year’s heavy winter and... (Continue reading)

Prisoner release program timing questioned

The Legislative Analyst’s Office is calling on state lawmakers to get more involved in plans to reduce the number of inmates in California’s overcrowded prisons. [CaliforniaWatch] In a report released Friday, the analyst’s office recommended that the Legislature ask the... (Continue reading)

Wineries from Paso Robles to Sonoma seek lucrative market in China

Not long ago wine drinkers in China would mix Coca-Cola into their wine glass to sweeten the deal. [Sacramento Bee] “They didn’t like the taste of wine yet, and they wanted some sweetness,” said Joan Kautz, vice president of international... (Continue reading)

Three stabbed at party in San Luis Obispo

A large party, at a house on the 1400 block of Garcia Drive in San Luis Obispo, ended abruptly after three males were stabbed on Sunday at about 4:15 a.m. Two of the victims were treated and released from a... (Continue reading)

Kidnapped Atascadero boy found safe

After an extensive search, Atascadero Police located missing 4-year-old Jeremy Guthrie in a vacant building and returned him to his mother at about 5 p.m. on Friday. Police suspect Annette Hale, 53, who is not related to the boy, kidnapped... (Continue reading)

Regulate marijuana like wine?

Supporters are gathering signatures for an initiative that would decriminalize marijuana in California for those older than 21. The measure, dubbed the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act, would tax and regulate the cultivation, production and sale of cannabis using grape... (Continue reading)