Daily Briefs

Water board lifts septic tank orders on 38 Los Osos homes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Against the recommendation of its staff, the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has rescinded orders that required some Los Osos...

California bans government display of Confederate flag

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that prohibits state government agencies from selling or displaying items containing the Confederate flag. [Mercury...

Brown likely to sign statewide plastic bag ban

California Govenor Jerry Brown is expected to sign into law the first statewide plastic bag ban in the U.S. [ABC News] Brown has until Tuesday...

California defines “yes” in student sex bill

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that creates new rules for college students in the state who engage in sexual activity. [LA Times]...

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Discovered

AmpSurf hosts big events this weekend

By COLIN JONES Operation Restoration, AmpSurf’s signature event, kicks off on Friday, Sept. 5 and takes place over three days this weekend with several happenings...

Def Leppard to perform at Chumash Casino in October

By COLIN JONES Venerable eighties hard rock icons Def Leppard will make a rare Central Coast appearance on Oct. 30 at the Chumash Casino Resort...

Paso Robles announces wine app

Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance is making it easy for people to find their favorite North County winery with its new PasoWineApp. The app, free...

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Eye on the Coast

Macaroni & Cheese Festival, event photos

American General Media Radio produced the grand foodie event of the year on the Central Coast, the Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese Festival at Avila Beach...

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...

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Uncovered SLO

Supervisor candidates argue over proposition 13

By KAREN VELIE The latest skirmish in the contentious battle for San Luis Obispo County’s District 4 Supervisor seat is over the meaning of Proposition...

Battle to replace Arroyo Grande mayor begins

By KAREN VELIE Following police officer allegations that Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara participated in a cover-up over a city sex scandal, a group of...

Drought means opportunity for some

PART ONE: Water, money, need, and greed By DANIEL BLACKBURN California’s persistent 30-month dry period has provoked statewide cries for major changes in current water...

AG council yields to officer probe demands

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Prodded for weeks by growing sentiment to deal publicly with a prickly situation involving City Manager Steve Adams, the...

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Opinion

My daughter’s health insurance company couldn’t care less

OPINION By HILARY GRANT Looking back, it all began when my smart, beautiful and spirited teenage daughter was in first grade. Her teachers told me...

WalMart to cost Atascadero more than $11 million

OPINION By TOM COMAR While it may come as a shock to some, those of us in Save Atascadero and other citizens who warned Atascadero’s...

Arroyo Grande manager clearly violated city policy

OPINION By LEANN AKINS You may or may not have read my letter which was published on the CalCoastNews last week. You may or may...

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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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