Daily Briefs

Sunken car in Laguna Lake had been stolen

The Subaru station wagon found in Laguna Lake on Sunday had been missing since 2006 and was previously stolen, according to the San Luis Obispo...

Average California teacher makes approximately $85,000

The average full-time public school teacher in the state of California earns $84,889 a year. [LA Times] That figure and many others detailing school district...

Attack outside Mid-State Fair deemed a hate crime

A 25-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted an African-American man while yelling racist remarks outside the California Mid-State Fair last week. [Tribune] On...

Victim of suspicious death in SLO identified

San Luis Obispo police identified the man found dead at the Silver City Mobile Home Park on South Higuera Street of suspicious circumstances as Nickolas...

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Discovered

Cuesta students travel world studying global climate change

Led by Cuesta College physics instructor Dr. James Eickemeyer, two groups of Cuesta College students recently traveled to multiple countries around the world to study...

Train rolls into the Mid-State Fair

By COLIN JONES I know it’s a cliché but nothing says summer like a warm, windless night in Chumash Arena at the Paso Robles Fairgrounds....

Get your name on a brick at the SLO Skate Park

The City of San Luis Obispo has started construction on the new SLO Skate Park at Santa Rosa Park and a projected grand opening is...

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Eye on the Coast

Cal Poly green knockout, event photos

Cal Poly students attempted to break the official world record for the largest knockout basketball game Thursday night. Participants showed their team spirit by wearing...

The walking dead, event photos

The Walking Dead? More like the running dead. Saturday morning Cal Poly students dressed up in their goriest zombie costumes to run a 5K on...

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Uncovered SLO

SLO County policy changes under fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County planners are attempting to strengthen a highly contested section of the county general plan that allows officials to...

County pension liability tops $346 million

By DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo County employees’ pension plan has a $346 million unfunded liability, a matter of concern to the Grand Jury because...

Wallace’s continuing costs to South County residents

By KAREN VELIE Even though John Wallace is no longer the administrator of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, district ratepayers continue to...

Arroyo Grande commissioner accused of conflict of interest

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The lead architect of a proposed housing development in Arroyo Grande is a member of the city’s planning commission, a scenario, critics...

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Opinion

Here’s a vote for public comment

OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN As a general rule, there’s nothing in New Times’ Shredder column that’s worth reading, much less commenting on. Also, as a...

Open letter to San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Bruce Gibson

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Dear Supervisor Gibson, Today, during my three minute public comment (for Items not on the agenda) and before you rudely interrupted...

Know the facts before you vote

OPINION By CASANDRA APPLETON As election season nears, and more people are announcing their candidacy, I’m deeply concerned that several of the candidates who are...

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Literary Corner

Season of the Beast, chapter 4

(Editors note: Season of the Beast is chilling tale of a gripping evil that blossoms in an unfortunate autumn for the residents of a small...

Season of the Beast, chapter 3

(Editors note: Season of the Beast is chilling tale of a gripping evil that blossoms in an unfortunate autumn for the residents of a small...

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