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Questionable spending at SLO County IWMA on the agenda

Editor’s note: The Wayne Hall letter requesting an audit of the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority is at the bottom of this story. By Cal Coast Times staff San Luis Obispo County’s public agency responsible for waste... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly and protesters clash over anti-war demonstration

Cal Poly is reportedly threatening to sanction student protesters for disrupting a university career fair last month while demonstrating against the defense contractor Raytheon. Meanwhile, the student protesters are slamming the university for attacking free speech, and they are claiming... (Continue reading)

George Soros putting money into California DA races

Billionaire financier George Soros and other liberal donors are pouring money into California district attorney races with an aim to reshape the criminal justice system. [Cal Coast Times] Soros and fellow donors would like to reduce incarceration, crack down on... (Continue reading)

Possible arson fire leads to evacuation at Atascadero Middle School

A possible arson fire caused the evacuation of Atascadero Middle School Thursday morning. [Cal Coast Times] At about 8 a.m., a fire broke out in a boys’ bathroom at the junior high. School personnel evacuated students and then extinguished the... (Continue reading)

Marijuana partnership leads to fraud lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE A partnership formed to claim part of California’s estimated $7 billion pot industry wound up in a San Luis Obispo County court with claims of fraud and forgery. [Cal Coast Times] Kyle Billingsley, Hal Billingsley, Sean Despain... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed over Central Coast music festival death

The family of a 20-year-old Ventura woman who died last year after falling ill at a the Lightning in a Bottle music festival in southern Monterey County has filed a lawsuit against the promoter of the event. San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man dies in fiery crash

A 53-year-old Nipomo man drove his pickup truck off Highway 101 in Santa Maria last week and slammed into a tree. The truck burst into flames, and Steven Christopher Aslanidis died. [Cal Coast Times] On May 18, Aslanidis was reportedly... (Continue reading)

Months after attack, woman died man charged with murder

A 56-year-old San Luis Obispo man is now facing a murder charge stemming from an incident last year in which he allegedly barged into the home of an 82-year-old woman and repeatedly punched her. The elderly woman died a couple... (Continue reading)

South SLO County Sanitation District audit reveals weaknesses

A recently released 2015-16 financial audit for the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District found that even though the overall financial health of the district was relatively good, three material weaknesses put it at risk for fraud. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Murder trial of illegal immigrant starts in Santa Maria

Less than a week after President Donald Trump started a White House roundtable with remarks about the murder of Santa Maria woman Marilyn Pharis, the trial of two men accused of Pharis’s murder began in Santa Barbara County court. [Cal... (Continue reading)



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