Daily Briefs

Body found on Santa Barbara beach identified as former pro surfer

The man whose body was found on a Santa Barbara beach on Saturday has been identified as former professional surfer and commercial fisherman Chris Brown,...

Woman leads officers on high-speed chase in SLO County

A San Francisco woman fled CHP officers on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo County Monday afternoon in a chase that reached speeds of more...

Two Santa Maria men allegedly beat man during home invasion

Two Santa Maria men showed up at the home of a 65-year-old man early in the morning, claiming to be sheriff’s deputies, then robbed and...

Paso Robles officer injured in altercation with suspect

Two people, one of whom is a police officer, suffered injuries Monday morning after a man under the influence of an illicit substance and carrying...

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Discovered

Wine Speak Paso Robles pairs master sommeliers and wine lovers

While this weeks “Wine Speak Paso Robles” is a trade-oriented event, local wine enthusiasts are invited to join the fun, rub shoulders with wine celebrities...

Templeton to celebrate 132 years since its founding

The construction of a rustic train station brought more than trains to Templeton. Shortly after the first passenger train arrived at the Templeton train station...

Central Coast winemakers create Firestone Walker’s anniversary ale

A late grape harvest in the Paso Robles wine country this year paved the way for a boisterous group of winemakers to help blend “XXII”—Firestone...

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Uncovered SLO

Arroyo Grande man’s sentencing delayed, changing his name

By KAREN VELIE As an Arroyo Grande man awaits sentencing for the violent assault of his girlfriend, he is working to leave his past and...

SLO County employee on the public dole despite nearly $60,000 salary

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County employee who makes nearly $75,000 a year in cash and benefits receives public housing assistance under a...

‘Cleaning up’ San Luis Obispo County agency’s missing money woes

By Cal Coast Times staff The county’s waste management board voted last week to begin “clean up” of fiscal issues which have generated ongoing criminal...

Nipomo rape allegations lead to class action lawsuit against Lyft

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Nipomo woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a Lyft driver who brought her home after a night of drinking...

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Opinion

More bad planning in San Luis Obispo

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Let’s get real. The City of San Luis Obispo is giving away the farm. Our pro-development, pro-growth and so-called “progressive” City...

San Luis Obispo City Council puts profits above habitat

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT Terracide. Land killing. Earth murder. Only the most oblivious would deny that’s the crime we’re committing. To hear our SLO City...

South SLO County sanitation board does an about face

OPINION by JULIE TACKER In September of 2017, South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board member alternates, Karen White from Oceano and Barbara Nichols...

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