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SLO opens $2.2 million skate park

The city of San Luis Obispo opened its $2.2 million skate park on Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included council members, top staffers and dozens of skateboarders. The new 15,500 square foot facility, which is located at Santa... (Continue reading)

Peak season for climbing Morro Rock?

A Cal Fire rescue team made its second trip to Morro Rock in a 10-day span. [Tribune] The rescue team came to the aid of an unidentified climber around 3 p.m. Sunday. The climber was stuck about a third of... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar teacher strike still a possibility

A meeting of school district and union representatives on Friday failed to resolve the ongoing dispute over Lucia Mar teacher pay. The Lucia Mar teachers are threatening to strike if they do not receive a 10 percent raise. Administrators of... (Continue reading)

LAPD officers shoot and kill homeless man

Los Angeles police shot and killed a homeless man on Sunday afternoon while being filmed by an onlooker. [Los Angeles Times] The man, whom witnesses called “Africa,” was pronounced dead at the hospital. Two officers were treated for minor injuries.... (Continue reading)

Central Valley facing another dry year

The Federal Bureau of Reclamation has announced it will not release reservoir water for most Central Valley farmers for the second straight year. [KCOY] Farmers are scrambling to find other water sources, uprooting or not planting their fields, while others... (Continue reading)

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CalCoastNews reporters have uncovered cases of real estate fraud, embezzlement, and elder abuse that have led to arrests and public awareness. Reporter and CCN co-founder Daniel Blackburn covers water issues in the North County. His understanding of water politics is... (Continue reading)

California group names Achadjian legislator of the year

The California Special Districts Association has named Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian the 2014 state legislator of the year. [Lompoc Record] Achadjian received the award because of his nonpartisan spirit, support of local control and close work with special service providers, a... (Continue reading)

Recent ruling prompts gun permit requests

The number of applications for concealed-carry permits is on the rise in San Luis Obispo County with 48 people applying between Jan. 1 and Feb. 26. [Tribune] Statewide, there has been an increase in applications, the result of a 2014... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man found guilty of murder

A San Luis Obispo County jury found an Atascadero man guilty of first degree murder on Friday. Mark Andrews, 51, murdered Colleen Marie Barga-Millbury, 52, in May 2013. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. On March 2, Andrews’... (Continue reading)

California issues 110,000 licenses to illegal immigrants

Over the first seven weeks of 2015, California issued 110,000 driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. [LA Times] Assembly Bill 60, California’s law granting immigrants who entered the country illegally the ability to receive... (Continue reading)



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