Daily Briefs

Steve Gesell’s $120,000 severance

San Luis Obispo City officials agreed Thursday to pay police Chief Steve Gesell a $120,000 severance to end his employment with the city as of...

Atascadero High School on lock down following shots fired

UPDATE, 12:20 p.m.: After more than two hours of heavy law enforcement presence, officials lifted the campus lock-down shortly before noon. Sources said a teacher...

Professional bicyclist in critical condition after Lompoc crash

Two professional bicyclists collided in Lompoc Wednesday morning, leaving one rider in critical condition. [KSBY] The bicyclists were participating in a professional bike race, according...

Brown declares emergency over Central Coast oil spill

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday in response to the oil spill near Goleta that has caused about 21,000 gallons of...

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Discovered

4 reasons not to miss the Pismo Beach Chardonnay Symposium

In the end of May, for four days only, dozens of winemakers from around the globe will treat the Central Coast to an exclusive tasting...

Stills, Cray complete Mid-State Fair lineup

By COLIN JONES Stephen Stills and Robert Cray will co-headline the final open date at the California Mid-State Fair, CalCoastNews has learned. The concert will...

Annual Amgen tour returns to Pismo Beach and Avila Beach

The annual Amgen Tour of California bike races have kicked off in Northern California and will arrive in San Luis Obispo County on May 13....

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Uncovered SLO

Mike Seitz resigns from sanitation district

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District legal counsel Mike Seitz announced his resignation Wednesday shortly after an outside investigator began an audit...

SLO County Jail procedures deemed unconstitutional

By STEW JENKINS California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal recently upheld a ruling barring a county jail from requiring glass partitions between inmates and lawyers,...

SLO County’s disappearing budget surplus

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Less than six months after the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors awarded extra pay to all employees after staff claimed...

Democrats losing membership in SLO County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE As the Republican Party loses ground in California and risks losing statewide competitiveness, it is the Democratic Party that...

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Opinion

Open letter to the SLO Symphony director

OPINION By DIANE BLAKESLEE BROCATO Mr. Feingold, Although you’ve now had the job of executive director of the San Luis Obispo Symphony for approximately a...

SLO County Supervisors should vote based on facts, not politics

Open letter to the San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors by Butch Pope Regarding the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting on the...

Diablo Canyon nuclear plant must be shut down

OPINION By FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Despite repeated assertions by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. that the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is safe from earthquakes,...

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