Daily Briefs

Excelaron Loses oil exploration appeal

Excelaron lost its appeal of a local judge’s ruling that its $6.24 billion suit could be dismissed because it was not served on the defendant...

Cambria water rates could double

Cambria water rates could soon double if the community moves forward with an $8.8 million emergency water supply project. [Tribune] After a protest failed Thursday...

Fire breaks out by Oceano Dunes

A fire broke out close to the Oceano Dunes around 11:30 a.m. Thursday. [KEYT] The blaze occurred in an area of brush in the 300...

Grover Beach science center closes after employee arrested for embezzlement

A Grover Beach nonprofit has opted to temporarily close its science center after police arrested a former employee for forging checks and embezzling funds. [Tribune]...

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Discovered

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...

SLO Regional scouting: Cory Hahn comes to town

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The most acclaimed player at the first NCAA regional hosted by Cal Poly will not take the field this weekend in San...

Paso Robles native serves aboard the USS Texas

By Navy Lt. Ana Maring, A 2010 Paso Robles High School graduate and Paso Robles native is serving aboard a U.S. Navy attack submarine, the...

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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

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...

Cal Poly radio station at risk after sexually explicit fundraiser

By CCN STAFF KCPR FM, Cal Poly’s student-run radio station, could be sold away from the campus following a fundraising promotion in which two student...

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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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