No charges against man who took chief’s gun
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The man who took a gun that a California police chief left in a restroom will not be charged by the district attorney's office.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Photos transmitted from The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft orbiting Earth confirm that it successfully deployed its solar sail.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tiny spacecraft orbiting Earth appeared to successfully unfurl a solar sail Tuesday to test the potential of using only sunlight for propulsion, mission officials...
Police chief who left gun in bathroom will keep job
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A California police chief whose personal handgun was taken after she left it in a restaurant bathroom will be disciplined but will keep her job.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors have filed hate crime and weapons charges against a Central Coast man who allegedly sent letters threatening to shoot property managers and...
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A man has turned in a gun that a California police chief left behind in a restroom.
San Luis Obispo police say 30-year-old Skeeter Carlos Mangan of Los Osos...
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a recommendation to ban off-roading on central California dunes (all times local):
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The California Coastal Commission is considering a plan to phase out off-road vehicles at the Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve on the central coast.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The chief of a California police department says she left her gun in a restroom and it was immediately stolen and now officials are looking for a man seen in...
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — California authorities have arrested a Central Coast man for allegedly sending letters saying he was going to shoot minorities moving into his...
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — An energy company says a so-called "avian incident" is responsible for a fire that cut 84% of the overall generating capacity at one of the largest solar farms in...
4 narrowly escape San Luis Obispo apartment fire
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — San Luis Obispo firefighters say four people narrowly escaped an early morning fire in an apartment where smoke detectors had been taken down.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a shooting that injured six people at the Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve on California's central...
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting that injured six on California's central coast (all times local):
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was killed in a five-vehicle crash at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area on California's central coast.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — DNA evidence has linked the cold-case rape and murder of two women in California's Central Coast to a man who died of cancer in a Washington prison nearly four...
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow had a season-high 23 points as UC Santa Barbara defeated Cal Poly 92-82 on Saturday night.
Max Heidegger had 16 points for UC Santa Barbara (21-9,...
UCSB looks to sweep Cal Poly
UC Santa Barbara (20-9, 9-6) vs. Cal Poly (6-22, 2-13)
Robert A. Mott Gym, San Luis Obispo, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cal Poly seeks revenge on UC Santa Barbara...
Welp, Leonard lead UC Irvine past Cal Poly 110-72
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Collin Welp had 19 points as UC Irvine won its 12th consecutive game, romping past Cal Poly 110-72 on Thursday night.
UC Irvine looks for road win vs Cal Poly
UC Irvine (25-5, 13-1) vs. Cal Poly (6-21, 2-12)
Robert A. Mott Gym, San Luis Obispo, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UC Irvine looks for its fifth straight win over Cal...
Long Beach St. looks to sweep Cal Poly
Cal Poly (6-20, 2-11) vs. Long Beach State (12-18, 6-8)
The Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cal Poly seeks revenge on Long Beach State after...
The Latest: 3 killed in California plane crash identified
TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash in the Tehachapi Mountains that killed 3 people (all times local):
Authorities have identified three people who died when...
All 3 victims of California small plane crash now recovered
TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) — The Kern County Sheriff's Office says it has recovered all three victims of a plane crash in the snowy Tehachapi Mountains.
Wreckage of missing plane, body found on California mountain
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say search and rescue teams have discovered the remains of one person near the wreckage of a missing plane in Southern California's Tehachapi...
Fields scores 28 to lead Cal Poly over Hawaii 88-80
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Donovan Fields had 28 points as Cal Poly topped Hawaii 88-80 on Saturday night.
Marcellus Garrick had 16 points for Cal Poly (6-19, 2-10 Big West Conference),...
Cal Poly looks to end streak vs Hawaii
Hawaii (16-10, 7-5) vs. Cal Poly (5-19, 1-10)
Robert A. Mott Gym, San Luis Obispo, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Hawaii looks to extend Cal Poly's conference losing...
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Long Beach State pulls away in OT, beats Cal Poly 76-68
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Deishuan Booker scored 23 points including a key 3-pointer in overtime to help Long Beach State beat Cal Poly 76-69 on Saturday night and snap a six-game losing skid.
The 49ers outscored Cal Poly 14-6 in the extra period. Booker's 3 gave Long Beach State a four-point lead with about a minute left.
Temidayo Yussuf added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the 49ers (9-16, 3-6 Big West Conference). Mason Riggins chipped in 13 points.
Shorts, Moony combine for 35, UC Davis tops Cal Poly 63-53
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — TJ Shorts II scored 18 points with seven assists, Joe Mooney added 17 points and UC Davis broke away late to defeat Cal Poly 63-53 Thursday night for a season sweep of the Mustangs.
Wayward elephant seal shooed back to Central Coast shoreline
SAN SIMEON, Calif. (AP) — Central Coast authorities had to become elephant seal wranglers when one of huge marine mammals was found on the inland side of Highway 1, well away from other seals hauled out on a beach near San Simeon.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office posted video of Wednesday's successful effort to shoo the young bull back across the highway and down to the shore.
Ahmad, Rowe lead Fullerton past Cal Poly 80-63
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Khalil Ahmad scored 18 points, Jackson Rowe added 15 with nine rebounds and Cal State Fullerton pulled away from Cal Poly for its fifth-straight victory, 80-63 on Saturday night.
Kyle Allman Jr. added 14 points and Austin Awosika 11 for the Titans (8-12, 4-2 Big West Conference), who shot 56.6 percent (26 of 46).
Kuba Niziol had 15 points and Job Alexander 14 for the Mustangs (4-14, 0-5), who have lost five straight.
Care home owner sentenced for death of dementia patient
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a California senior assisted living center is going to jail for the death of a dementia patient who wandered away and was struck by a car.
Christopher Skiff was sentenced Friday to six months in county jail. Skiff owns Manse on Marsh in San Luis Obispo. He also can't operate elder care facilities.
Authorities say Skiff admitted 65-year-old Mauricio Cardenas even though Cardenas had dementia and needed care the facility wasn't licensed to provide.
Kennedy has 15 points, 9 rebounds in UC Riverside victory
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Ajani Kennedy scored 15 points with nine rebounds and UC Riverside broke away in the second half to defeat Cal Poly 74-51 on Wednesday night.
The Highlanders led 35-32 at halftime and pushed the lead to nine with a 13-7 run to open the second half. That was only the beginning of Cal Poly's troubles as the Mustangs scored three points in a nine-minute span that saw them fall behind 65-45 with 4:26 remaining.
CSUN uses 9-0 run in OT to beat Cal Poly 78-74
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Terrell Gomez scored 23 points, Lamine Diane had 20 points and 15 rebounds and Cal State Northridge beat Cal Poly 78-74 in overtime on Saturday night.
Donovan Fields made three consecutive 3-pointers to open the extra period and Cal Poly led 71-67. But the Matadors pulled away on a 9-0 run, hitting 6 of 7 free throws, and capped it with Darius Brown's 3-pointer for a 76-71 lead with 32 seconds left.
California surfer survives shark attack, gets 50 stitches
LOS OSOS, Calif. (AP) — A surfer suffered leg bites but survived a shark attack on California's Central Coast after kicking the massive fish away.
Nick Wapner, 19, was bitten on Tuesday morning while he was surfing with friends off Montana de Oro State Park, the Tribune of San Luis Obispo reported. The area is about 200 miles (320 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles.
California surfer survives shark attack
Panel issues vision for Diablo Canyon decommissioning
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A panel created to develop a strategic vision for decommissioning of California's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant wants the process to begin immediately after the Central Coast facility shuts down in the middle of the next decade.
The report Tuesday by the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel will be sent to Pacific Gas & Electric and the California Public Utilities Commission.
Cal Poly beats D-II Holy Names 68-47
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Marcellus Garrick scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half and finished 5 of 10 from 3-point range to help Cal Poly beat Division II Holy Names 68-47 on Friday night.
Donovan Fields scored nine of his 17 points in the first four minutes of the second half while Cal Poly (4-9) pulled away to a 45-26 lead. The Mustangs had their largest lead of 23 shortly before the final buzzer.
Mark Crowe added 13 for the Cal Poly, which had 13 steals while the Hawks had none.
Southern California sees another round of very cold weather
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been another cold morning across much of Southern California, with freeze warnings in large areas of the region's interior and northwest of Los Angeles in sections of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
And a frost advisory has been in effect early Thursday farther north along the San Luis Obispo County coast.
The National Weather Service says the warnings and advisories will expire at midmorning.
Crowe banks in 3 at buzzer, Cal Poly beats Bethune-Cookman
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Mark Crowe banked in the winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and Cal Poly beat Bethune-Cookman 80-78 in overtime on Saturday night.
Ex-IU student faces extradition in mother’s stabbing death
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana University student is awaiting extradition to California, where he's charged in his mother's fatal stabbing.
Twenty-six-year-old Levente Laszlo Lazar is being held at the Monroe County Jail as he awaits extradition.
Jenkins throws 5 TDs, Cal Poly beats Southern Utah 38-24
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Khaleel Jenkins passed for five touchdowns and Joe Protheroe set the Cal Poly career rushing record as the Mustangs closed the season with a 38-24 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night.
California catches prisoner who escaped with state van
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — California officials say they have apprehended a minimum-security inmate who escaped last month by stealing a state van parked at the prison garage where he worked.
The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says 26-year-old David Gray Hall drove away Oct. 30 from the California Men's Colony prison in San Luis Obispo.
Protheroe runs for 260 yards, Cal Poly upsets Idaho St.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Joe Protheroe had 41 carries for a career-best 260 yards and a score and the Cal Poly defense forced four turnovers to help the Mustangs beat Idaho State 37-14 on Saturday night.
Fields 30 points help Cal Poly hold off NAIA Menlo, 82-75
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Donovan Fields pumped in 22 of his career-high 30 points in the second half and Cal Poly held off a late rally to beat NAIA-member Menlo, 82-75 in a season opener Wednesday night.
John Paine hit the second of two free throws to get the Oaks within three, 78-75 with :14 left in the game. Two seconds later Fields hit two free throws to push the lead to five points and Kuba Niziol added two more with :03 left to set the final margin.
Mindbody: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) _ Mindbody Inc. (MB) on Tuesday reported a loss of $17.2 million in its third quarter.
The San Luis Obispo, California-based company said it had a loss of 36 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for stock option expense and non-recurring costs, were 5 cents per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 7 cents per share.
Ex-Paso Robles officer won’t be charged with sexual assault
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a former Paso Robles police sergeant won't be charged with sexually assaulting a woman while on duty despite evidence that the two did have sex.
San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow announced Thursday that there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute Christopher McGuire and that no "reasonable" jury would convict him.
The county sheriff's office had recommended charging McGuire with committing forcible sex acts.
Search on for prisoner who may have escaped with state van
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are looking for a minimum-security inmate who may have escaped by stealing a state van parked at the prison garage where he worked.
The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says David Gray Hall was reported missing shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday from the California Men's Colony prison in San Luis Obispo.
Maier heats up, leads UC Davis to thumping of Cal Poly 52-10
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Jake Maier threw for five touchdowns and UC Davis recovered from a lethargic first quarter and demolished Cal Poly 52-10 on Saturday night.
Cal Poly took a 10-0 lead after one quarter when, on its first drive, Joe Protheroe ran for a 35-yard touchdown finishing off a nine-play, 64-yard drive. Meanwhile, the Aggies struggled offensively and gained just 17 yards in nine plays and punted on all three of their drives.