Anonymous hacks into Bay Area Rapid Transit website

The amorphous hacker group known as Anonymous attacked a Bay Area Rapid Transit website Sunday in retaliation for BART’s decision to cut cell phone service to prevent a flash mob protest against San Francisco police. [San Francisco Chronicle] BART scrambled... (Continue reading)

League calls for reduced pensions for current city workers

Officials with the League of California Cities are offering a new pension reform plan for struggling California towns, proposing a “detailed legal review”of whether pensions promised current workers can be reduced. [Calpensions] “Pension sustainability cannot be fully achieved without addressing... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County Superior Court to cut $1 million from budget

State budget cuts will leave San Luis Obispo Superior Court about $1 million short of its $19 million 2011 operating budget. [The Tribune] Cuts of $350 million, the largest in state’s history, from judicial the branch’s budget for fiscal year... (Continue reading)

Taxation with representation

OPINION By DR. DON REGAN In a world of computer ease, social media, online payments, world wide and beyond personal computer access and immediacy—why is it that we cannot routinely and securely allocate our Federal and State taxes on line,... (Continue reading)

Domestic disturbance shooting in Paso Robles

Three male residents of a Paso Robles apartment were involved in a disturbance on Friday that included gunfire. Shortly after 5 p.m., officers responding to multiple 911 calls heard two gun shots coming from an apartment building on the 3500... (Continue reading)

Hells Angels president arrested for firebombing business rivals

Federal investigators arrested the former president of the Ventura County Chapter of the “Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang” on Friday for firebombing two competing tattoo shops, according to a press release. George Christie Jr., 64, of Ventura, was one of... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man arrested for rape

Deputies arrested a Morro Bay man on Thursday for allegedly raping a local woman at a Cambria park last week. Following an interview on Thursday, detectives from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) unit took... (Continue reading)

Tony Cipolla joins KCOY

Former KSBY news anchor Tony Cipolla is heading to Santa Maria for a new TV gig with arch rival KCOY Channel 12. [Tribune] Next week, Cipolla will join Sara Cole as co-anchor of the morning show. Last October, KCOY began... (Continue reading)

Police killed by gunfire makes 2011 worst year in a decade

Nick Armstrong, 28, became the 49th law enforcement officer killed by gunfire in the U.S. this year, putting 2011 on track for one of the worst years for lawmen killed in gun-related deaths in a decade. [Witness LA] Armstrong was... (Continue reading)

Remembering George Ramos

By GLEN JUSTICE I was sad to read of the death of George Ramos, veteran reporter, Pulitzer Prize winner and my journalism teacher long ago. George taught basic reporting at USC when I was in school in the early 1990s,... (Continue reading)