Daily Briefs

Cockfighting roosters euthanized in Southern California

Southern California county animal workers euthanized 152 cockfighting roosters at a home near Desert Hot Springs on Tuesday. [Desert Sun] Police arrived at the home...

All 12 Doobie Dozen now free of criminal charges

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has dropped charges against all members of the so-call “Doobie Dozen” who were swept up by local...

Morro Bay police arrest second suspect in restaurant burglary

Morro Bay police have arrested a former employee of an Embarcadero restaurant for taking part in a burglary of the business in May. Earlier this...

Higginbotham wins Pismo Beach mayor race recount

A recount confirms, incumbent Shelly Higginbotham won her bid for the Pismo Beach mayor’s seat against her challenger Kevin Kreowski. Shortly after the San Luis...

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Discovered

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...

The new Dave Congalton

CalCoastNews co-founder and senior correspondent Daniel Blackburn will be filling in for Dave Congalton from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday on KVEC 920 AM,...

New red panda cubs at the Charles Paddock Zoo

The City of Atascadero and the Charles Paddock Zoo  announced Thursday the arrival of two new red panda cubs at the zoo. The cubs were...

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Eye on the Coast

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....

Pismo Jazz Jubilee by the Sea, event photos

Last weekend, the Pismo Jazz Club hosted Jubilee by the Sea, a world-class traditional jazz festival in beautiful Pismo Beach. Find local events as at...

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Uncovered SLO

Mayor Tony Ferrara resigns before term ends

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN In an unusual move, Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara announced at Tuesday’s council meeting he intends to resign Friday...

Wallace Group no-bid contract on lame duck agenda

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara is slated to give a no-bid contract to two engineering firms for consulting services before he gives...

Kelly Gearhart gets another reprieve

By KAREN VELIE The sentencing hearing for former Atascadero developer Kelly Gearhart has been extended from Dec. 29 to Feb. 23. Gearhart faces a statutory...

Cal Poly agrees to disclose records following lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE Amid a lawsuit against the campus, officials at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo agreed Thursday to release records about...

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Opinion

The fight to clean up Arroyo Grande

OPINION By LEANN AKINS I attended the special meeting in Arroyo Grande on the evening of Nov. 19 to learn the much awaited and anticipated...

Five Cities Fire Authority should reconsider hiring Lieberman

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In light of the change in political winds in the South County it would be prudent for the Five Cities Fire...

Arroyo Grande wins with Jim

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Who is Jim Hill? While most Arroyo Grande voters voted for write-in candidate Jim Hill as a protest to the status...

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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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