Daily Briefs

Cambria considering reversing irrigation ban

The Cambria Community Services Board of Directors is considering reversing a policy implemented earlier this year that prohibits residents from using district water for domestic...

Thief nabs clothes from downtown SLO store

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a woman caught on camera stealing clothing on Tuesday from a woman’s apparel store in downtown San Luis...

Al Moriarty ordered to pay $10 million in restitution

A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered former Grover Beach financier Al Moriarty to pay $10,209,301 in restitution for securities fraud...

Grover Beach police chief to double-dip into taxpayer funds

Grover Beach Police Chief Jim Copsey will soon receive a salary and pension simultaneously following a decision by the city council to employ him as...

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Discovered

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...

What to do this weekend in SLO County

All weekend Cambria Christmas Market Lights A cannot miss family event, the Christmas Street Market in Cambria includes a fantastic light display, caroling and much...

4 tips for a perfect Central Coast Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about celebrating the Nation’s first harvest feast with friends and family. And with the following tips, even the head chef in your...

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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

Cal Poly to settle public records lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo has agreed to pay the costs in an agreement to resolve a public records...

SLO rental inspection program moves forward

By KAREN VELIE At a contentious council meeting attended by approximately 200 people, San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to have staff draft...

Neighbors battle over Santa Margarita quarry

By KAREN VELIE As the application for a conditional use permit for a Santa Margarita property zoned for mining winds through the county, neighbors are...

Father fights for the right to raise his child

Editor’s Note: Because of privacy concerns, the parent’s names have been changed in the story. By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services...

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Opinion

Letter to the editor: No excuse for torture

OPINION By ALLAN COOPER Listening to Dick Cheney defend torture on “Meet The Press” is akin to hearing Idi Amin justify cannibalism. Imagine that you...

NRC responds to allegations of collusion

Statement by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission The emails Friends Of the Earth reference in a press release issued today show internal efforts within NRC Public...

Did the NRC and PG&E collude to hide danger?

Statement by Friends of the Earth Internal emails show that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. may have worked together...

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Literary Corner

Professor sues Cal Poly over flu preparedness secrecy

By KAREN VELIE A California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo journalism professor has filed an open records suit against the university. Bill Loving, professor...

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...

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