Daily Briefs

Environmental group sues Cambria CSD over water project

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the Cambria Community Services District, alleging that the district has...

Third Lompoc police officer arrested this year

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lompoc police officer accused of assaulting his girlfriend on Sunday, marking the third arrest of a member of...

Santa Maria man goes on criminal binge in Paso Robles

A Santa Maria man held up an elderly woman at gunpoint, rammed his car into her vehicle and smashed the window of another vehicle, prior...

Feds using Facebook to catch drug offenders

Facebook is ordering the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to stop using fake profiles on its social media site to conduct investigations. [ABC News] The DEA...

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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

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...

Cal Poly green knockout, event photos

Cal Poly students attempted to break the official world record for the largest knockout basketball game Thursday night. Participants showed their team spirit by wearing...

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Uncovered SLO

A crooked road to Arroyo Grande?

Editor’s note: The Arroyo Grande ordinance limiting how the mayor and city council members may legally interact with city staff is at the bottom of...

Wild high speed chase lands Los Osos woman in jail

By KAREN VELIE A Los Osos woman who led Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies on a high speed chase with speeds that reached over a...

Big guns show for Arroyo Grande Council meeting

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Arroyo Grande city officials imported backup law enforcement fire power for Tuesday’s council meeting, but a tightly-regimented gathering of citizens remained in...

SLO’s police chief brings back Israeli lessons on suicide bombers, rioters

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell spent a week in Israel learning how its police agencies deal with...

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Opinion

San Luis Obispo’s Laguna Lake needs dredging

OPINION By JIM FOLEY The Laguna Lake Natural Reserve Conservation Plan is long and complicated and the dredging permit process itself is also long and...

Terrible choices for leadership in Los Osos

OPINION By TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Services District has three seats up for election on Nov. 4. While some are optimistic to see...

Why I oppose the Arroyo Grande City Charter

OPINION By JIM HILL The passage of Arroyo Grande City Charter, Measure C-14 on city ballots, would make two fundamental changes from the general law...

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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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