Daily Briefs

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Fire sparks at Lopez Lake

Cal Fire crews responded to a wildfire at Lopez Lake in San Luis Obispo County Sunday afternoon, according to Cal Fire. Shortly after 4:30 p.m.,...

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Woman drowns in ocean off Big Sur

A 20-year-old woman drowned Friday after slipping off a Big Sur cliff and falling into the ocean. At around 2:30 p.m., Medina Faraz of Union...

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Santa Barbara doctor convicted of drug trafficking

A Santa Barbara-area physician who wrote numerous prescriptions for powerful painkillers, such as OxyContin, for “patients” – many of whom were drug addicts, and some...

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San Luis Harbor District manager leaving

The Port San Luis Harbor District Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Thursday not to renew harbor manager Steve McGrath’s contract. His contract expires Nov....

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Susan said, Cliff said

By KAREN VELIE Accomplished novelist Susan Branch’s latest work, a memoir very thinly disguised as fiction, provides readers a rare look under the covers and...

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Tablas Creek Vineyard wins top winery award

Tablas Creek Vineyard was awarded the top spot on Daily Meal’s list of 101 Best Wineries in America for 2015. Wineries were selected based on input...

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Boston brings home the bacon

By COLIN JONES If I said it once, I’ll say it a hundred times: there’s no bigger, better event in San Luis Obispo County than...

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Uncovered SLO

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1001 Ashley Madison users in SLO County

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF In San Luis Obispo County, of the 1001 participants on the hookup website Ashley Madison, 978 are men and 23 are women....

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Mission Prep bedeviled by lawsuit, Reagan trip sexual misconduct

By KAREN VELIE Officials at Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo announced last week there will not be a junior varsity football team when the...

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SLO County goofs, then threatens the messenger

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The head of the San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services threatened a citizen with prosecution for revealing a privacy breach...

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Sanitation district wiped away records, audit finds

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Four and a half years of accounting data were wiped away from South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District computers under the...

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Opinion

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Cambria’s unethical waste of water

OPINION BY JULIE TACKER The Cambrian recently reported that the Cambria Community Services District has eased their rule on outdoor irrigation. Though the district claims...

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The sanitation district should finish what it started

OPINION by MARK LONDON and PATRICIA PRICE We served on the nine member citizen committee selected by the board of the South San Luis Obispo...

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Corker’s bill turns the Constitution upside down

OPINION By MATT KOKKONEN The Constitution of the United States of America was adopted 13 years after the Declaration of Independence of 1776. It established...

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