Daily Briefs

Cayucos firefighter allegedly had a sex slave

As the sex slave of former Cayucos firefighter Oscar Higueros Jr., a teenage Los Osos girl had to engage in intercourse with her master as...

Stabbing suspect arrested in SLO

San Luis Obispo police arrested a man who allegedly stabbed a person in an unprovoked attack early Thursday morning. Daniel Allen, a 43-year-old transient, stabbed...

Paso Robles teen charged in death of bicyclist

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has opted to prosecute an 18-year-old Paso Robles man who was the driver in a November collision...

Adams gets $71,000 settlement from Arroyo Grande

Threatened by a potential lawsuit, the Arroyo Grand City Council agreed to issue ousted city manager Steve Adams a settlement of more than $71,000, but...

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Discovered

Blackburn’s best-selling book released in Kindle version

Daniel Blackburn’s best-selling book, “Human Harvest: The Sacramento Murder Story,” has been republished in ebook (Kindle) version by Garrett County Press of New Orleans. Blackburn...

New Year’s brings freezing temperatures

Central Coast residents must brave cold, frost, ice and even snow for outdoor celebrations of the New Year. Northern Santa Barbara County’s Cuyama Valley received...

4 ways out of the doghouse

If one of these five great Christmas gifts doesn’t get you out of the doghouse, you might as well put on a flea collar and...

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Eye on the Coast

San Luis Obispo Christmas Parade, event photos

Hundreds of people marched in the 39th Annual Holiday Parade Dec. 5 while thousands of spectators watched. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar....

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....

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Uncovered SLO

Jail population plummets, sheriff budget increases

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Jail inmate numbers in San Luis Obispo County have dropped by more than 25 percent since last year following...

Sanitation district board pursues an audit

By KAREN VELIE After several years of voting against an audit, the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board voted 3-0 on Wednesday to...

SLO police chief travels on the family plan

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell attended 13 conferences during 2014. Expense records show that some of the...

Steve Adams threatens to sue Arroyo Grande

BY KAREN VELIE Former Arroyo Grande City Manager Steve Adams filed a claim against the city last week threatening a lawsuit if the council does...

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Opinion

Methane control or money generator?

OPINION By GARY KIRKLAND On Wednesday, the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) will meet to figure out how to extort more...

Open letter to San Miguel

OPINION By RICHARD HARRISON I, Richard Harrison, am submitting my resignation from the San Miguel Community Services District Board of Directors, effective immediately. I regretfully...

Lawyers making bank with sanitation district

BY DEBBIE PETTERSON Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in the Arroyo Grande City Hall, 38,000 users of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District...

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