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Judge rules: Atascadero sub-basin part of Paso Robles basin

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By KAREN VELIE A Santa Clara County judge ruled Wednesday that the Atascadero sub-basin is part of the Paso Robles basin raising new questions regarding an offset ordinance and a proposed water district. In 2013, the San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Partisanship and participation: A reply to Matt Kokkonen

Michael Latner

OPINION by MICHAEL LATNER On Jan. 30, candidate for the 24th Congressional District Matt Kokkonen published an editorial in CalCoastNews, in response to his not being initially invited to a Congressional debate held at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. ... (Continue reading)

Auditor rebuts John Wallace’s explanation

John Wallace

Editor’s Note: Carl Knudson’s addendum to his report on the past management practices of John Wallace is at the bottom of this article. By KAREN VELIE In response to former South County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace’s claim that a... (Continue reading)

SLO fire burns homeless woman’s belongings

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A homeless woman who was sleeping on the property of a San Luis Obispo Vons awoke late Tuesday night to find her belongings on fire. The blaze destroyed her possessions, San Luis Obispo Battalion Chief Bob Bisson said. At about... (Continue reading)

Monning calls for economic study on closing Diablo Canyon

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

State Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has introduced a bill that would require officials to begin planning for the economic repercussions of closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Diablo Canyon’s current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. While PG&E is... (Continue reading)

Elderly AG woman led police on high-speed chase

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A 70-year-old Arroyo Grande woman led California Highway Patrol officers on a chase in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday that covered more than 20 miles. The CHP is investigating whether she was drunk at the time. [KSBY] Shortly after 3... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay attorney sentenced for grand theft

John Patrick Fennacy

A former attorney and Morro Bay planning commissioner was sentence Monday to 240 days in jail. John Patrick Fennacy, 50, pleaded no contest last year in a grand theft case involving elderly clients. [KSBY] Prosecutors initially alleged Fennacy embezzled at... (Continue reading)

Former wrestler faked mountain lion attack

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A San Luis Obispo man who claimed in a television interview that he snapped the neck of a mountain lion has admitted to fabricating the story. [KSBY] Robin Olson said in a KSBY interview that a mountain lion attacked him... (Continue reading)

Report: Water district plan endangers basin’s future

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By DANIEL BLACKBURN A new, wide-reaching state law ostensibly intended to “sustain” water basins throughout California actually opens the door to privatization of the Paso Robles aquifer, according to a recently released report. Writing for the Golden Gate University Environmental... (Continue reading)

CSU faculty preparing for strike

CSU Faculty

The California State University faculty union is planning a five-day strike in April. The possible strike is scheduled for a period that overlaps the Cal Poly Open House. Union representatives are demanding a 5 percent salary hike for CSU faculty... (Continue reading)



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