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Cambria’s unethical waste of water

Julie Tacker

OPINION BY JULIE TACKER The Cambrian recently reported that the Cambria Community Services District has eased their rule on outdoor irrigation. Though the district claims the that relaxing the ban will help with fire suppression, it earlier stated it was... (Continue reading)

Fire sparks at Lopez Lake

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Cal Fire crews responded to a wildfire at Lopez Lake in San Luis Obispo County Sunday afternoon, according to Cal Fire. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., an approximately three acre fire was reported burning at the Arboleda Picnic area. No structures... (Continue reading)

Woman drowns in ocean off Big Sur

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A 20-year-old woman drowned Friday after slipping off a Big Sur cliff and falling into the ocean. At around 2:30 p.m., Medina Faraz of Union City was hiking in the area of McWay Falls, near Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara doctor convicted of drug trafficking

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A Santa Barbara-area physician who wrote numerous prescriptions for powerful painkillers, such as OxyContin, for “patients” – many of whom were drug addicts, and some of whom died from drug overdoses – was convicted Friday of 79 drug trafficking charges,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Harbor District manager leaving

San Luis Harbor District

The Port San Luis Harbor District Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Thursday not to renew harbor manager Steve McGrath’s contract. His contract expires Nov. 30. [Tribune] After 10 years with the district, three fisherman board members voted against renewing... (Continue reading)

The sanitation district should finish what it started

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OPINION by MARK LONDON and PATRICIA PRICE We served on the nine member citizen committee selected by the board of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District to select a contractor to review past management practices and develop a... (Continue reading)

Another SLO finance boss departing

Wayne Padilla

Wayne Padilla, director of finance and information technology for the city of San Luis Obispo, has resigned his post. Padilla told CalCoastNews Friday he will be leaving Sept. 15 to take a job in Fresno in the private sector. Padilla... (Continue reading)

California bill calls for restrictions on releasing illegal immigrants

Kathryn Steinle

As a response to the killing of Cal Poly grad Kathryn Steinle, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill restricting transfers of illegal immigrants from federal to local custody. [LA Times] SB 57, authored by senators Bob Huff and Shannon Runner,... (Continue reading)

Manson follower again eligible for parole from CMC

Bruce Davis

Prison officials have again found Manson family member Bruce Davis eligible for parole from the California Men’s Colony. Davis, 72, has been serving life sentences for two 1969 murders, as well as conspiracy to commit murder. He was not directly... (Continue reading)

1001 Ashley Madison users in SLO County

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By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF In San Luis Obispo County, of the 1001 participants on the hookup website Ashley Madison, 978 are men and 23 are women. The largest single occupation for local users is lawyer followed by doctor. Users include pastors,... (Continue reading)



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