Daily Briefs

Suspect arrested for Pismo Beach rape

Police arrested a man who is suspected of raping a woman on Thursday at The Tides Motel on Price Street in Pismo Beach on charges...

Nipomo raises water rates

During a heated meeting on Friday, the Nipomo Community Services District Board voted 4-1 to approve a water rate increase to pay for supplemental water...

Recount requested in Pismo Beach mayor race

A challenger who lost the race for the Pismo Beach mayor seat by two votes filed a formal request for a ballot recount with the...

Paso Robles council banning spice

The Paso Robles City Council is banning synthetic drugs, known as spice, that often resemble marijuana and are to blame for a recent fatal collision...

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Discovered

The new Dave Congalton

CalCoastNews co-founder and senior correspondent Daniel Blackburn will be filling in for Dave Congalton from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday on KVEC 920 AM,...

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...

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Eye on the Coast

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....

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...

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Uncovered SLO

Kelly Gearhart gets another reprieve

By KAREN VELIE The sentencing hearing for former Atascadero developer Kelly Gearhart has been extended from Dec. 29 to Feb. 23. Gearhart faces a statutory...

Cal Poly agrees to disclose records following lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE Amid a lawsuit against the campus, officials at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo agreed Thursday to release records about...

Arroyo Grande manager on paid administrative leave

By DANIEL BLACKBURN The Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to place embattled Arroyo Grande City Manager Steve Adams on paid administrative leave after...

Write-in Jim Hill wins Arroyo Grande mayor’s seat

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Amid allegations of poor leadership and abuse of power, write-in candidate Jim Hill has scored a stunning victory in...

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Opinion

The fight to clean up Arroyo Grande

OPINION By LEANN AKINS I attended the special meeting in Arroyo Grande on the evening of Nov. 19 to learn the much awaited and anticipated...

Five Cities Fire Authority should reconsider hiring Lieberman

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In light of the change in political winds in the South County it would be prudent for the Five Cities Fire...

Arroyo Grande wins with Jim

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Who is Jim Hill? While most Arroyo Grande voters voted for write-in candidate Jim Hill as a protest to the status...

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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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