Daily Briefs

Thief nabs nail salon ATM

A burglar broke into the Sky Nails and Spa in Paso Robles and stole an ATM machine on Friday. Shortly after 6 a.m., a security...

Paso Robles teacher accused of sex with a second minor

A 31-year-old man out on bail for an arrest for allegedly having sexual relations with a Paso Robles High School student is now incarcerated in...

California restricts fees on smart meter opt-outs

California utility companies now have limits on their ability to charge customers who wish to remove smart meters from their property. [Union Tribune] After a...

Elephant seals nap on boardwalk in San Simeon

Seal-watchers found two elephant seals lying on the boardwalk neighboring the mammal’s December getaway in San Simeon on Thursday morning. [KSBY] The seals broke through...

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Discovered

4 ways out of the doghouse

If one of these five great Christmas gifts doesn’t get you out of the doghouse, you might as well put on a flea collar and...

What to do this weekend in SLO County

All weekend Cambria Christmas Market Lights A cannot miss family event, the Christmas Street Market in Cambria includes a fantastic light display, caroling and much...

4 tips for a perfect Central Coast Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about celebrating the Nation’s first harvest feast with friends and family. And with the following tips, even the head chef in your...

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Eye on the Coast

San Luis Obispo Christmas Parade, event photos

Hundreds of people marched in the 39th Annual Holiday Parade Dec. 5 while thousands of spectators watched. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar....

First Crush Cellars costume party, event photos

People came dressed in their wickedest costume on Nov. 2 at First Crush Cellars in Paso Robles. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar....

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Uncovered SLO

PG&E destroys 20 palm trees at The Graduate

By KAREN VELIE After a large eucalyptus tree crashed into a power line, PG&E destroyed 20 older palms trees located at The Graduate Restaurant and...

Cal Poly to settle public records lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo has agreed to pay the costs in an agreement to resolve a public records...

SLO rental inspection program moves forward

By KAREN VELIE At a contentious council meeting attended by approximately 200 people, San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to have staff draft...

Neighbors battle over Santa Margarita quarry

By KAREN VELIE As the application for a conditional use permit for a Santa Margarita property zoned for mining winds through the county, neighbors are...

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Opinion

Letter to the editor: No excuse for torture

OPINION By ALLAN COOPER Listening to Dick Cheney defend torture on “Meet The Press” is akin to hearing Idi Amin justify cannibalism. Imagine that you...

NRC responds to allegations of collusion

Statement by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission The emails Friends Of the Earth reference in a press release issued today show internal efforts within NRC Public...

Did the NRC and PG&E collude to hide danger?

Statement by Friends of the Earth Internal emails show that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. may have worked together...

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Literary Corner

Professor sues Cal Poly over flu preparedness secrecy

By KAREN VELIE A California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo journalism professor has filed an open records suit against the university. Bill Loving, professor...

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...

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