Daily Briefs

Santa Barbara man allegedly beat woman to death

A 39-year-old Santa Barbara man allegedly beat to death a woman with whom he has a two-year-old child. [KSBY] At around 1:40 p.m., Santa Barbara...

Los Osos woman hit and killed while cycling with fiancé

A 25-year-old Los Osos woman died Wednesday after she was struck by a vehicle while bicycling with her fiancé. [KSBY] Anna Deis was crossing Los...

90-year-old slams car into man’s leg, Morro Bay liquor store

A 90-year-old Morro Bay woman drove her vehicle into a man’s leg and through the front of a liquor store Thursday afternoon. [Tribune] Shortly before...

Lois Capps accused of deception

UPDATE: Lois Capps pulled the commercial after receiving the cease and desist letter. The heated race between Rep. Lois Capps and her challenger Chris Mitchum...

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Discovered

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...

San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum takes its auction online

The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum’s annual benefit is always the local party of the year, and this year promises to be a step back...

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...

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Eye on the Coast

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...

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...

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Uncovered SLO

Paso council race almost seems civilized

By DANIEL BLACKBURN In a campaign season drenched in vitriol, the contest for two vacant city council seats in Paso Robles appears quite sanguine. And...

Is Dee Torres-Hill a whistleblower?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Claiming to be a whistleblower, the embattled former head of the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s homeless services program has...

A reckoning for Councilman John Ashbaugh

By KAREN VELIE In the aftermath of San Luis Obispo Councilman John Ashbaugh’s public tirade that included violating open meeting laws, San Luis Obispo City...

Developers weigh in on SLO elections

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Several developers with projects under consideration by the San Luis Obispo City Council are injecting cash into the election campaigns of two...

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Opinion

Arroyo Grande needs a financial audit

OPINION By OTIS PAGE Considering the managerial dynamics imposed by the Arroyo Grande City manager’s “scheduled” resignation, there should be an audit of the finances...

Say no to Measure L

OPINION By MATT KOKKONEN Just about everyone in San Luis Obispo County likes Cuesta College and that is why the trustees ask for your vote...

Phillips 66 rail spur project is wrong for SLO County

OPINION By LAURANCE SHINDERMAN A little over two weeks ago, Phillips 66 released a re-circulated draft environmental impact report (DREIR) for the Phillips 66 Company...

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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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