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Federal action against Heritage Oaks Bank

Federal regulators have banned the parent company of Paso Robles-based Heritage Oaks Bank from paying dividends or incurring debt as part of a written agreement the company and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco signed on Monday. As part of... (Continue reading)

Ashburn admits to being gay

Republican state Senator Roy Ashburn admitted on a Bakersfield talk radio show Monday morning that he is gay. [Huffington Post] On the Inga Barks talk show, Ashburn said, “I’m gay. Those are the words that have been difficult for me... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande teacher takes students to nude beach

An Arroyo Grande High School photography teacher allegedly took four students on an unapproved field trip to a local nude beach, and now some parents are upset. “I think it was bizarre,” said one parent who asked to remain unnamed because... (Continue reading)

Is Cal Poly ignoring endowments?

At a time when the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo is mired in as much as a $1-million operating budget deficit, the popular college, which attracts more than its share of generous donations,... (Continue reading)

On call contracts: physician convenience trumps patient care?

Based on a dozen interviews and other material, CalCoastNews has learned that numerous local physicians are threatening patient care in San Luis Obispo County by not showing for emergencies even though they’re paid to be “on call” at local medical... (Continue reading)

Police take 30 hours to respond to 911 call

On Feb. 11, the owner of K-Jon’s Fine Jewelers called 911 requesting law enforcement's help with a man who was harassing a female customer. Atascadero Police failed to respond. Shortly after 10 a.m., a man reeking of alcohol approached the female... (Continue reading)

Capleton concert canceled over hate lyrics

Capleton’s concert at Downtown Brewing Company on Feb. 17 has been canceled. The club's management and the show's promoter, Numbskull Productions, said in an e-mail on Feb. 14 to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast (GALA) that... (Continue reading)

Scandal plagued school superintendent replaced

Superintendent Dean Smith has been replaced, at least temporarily, following a school board meeting, in which San Miguel Joint Union School District board members reviewed the results of an investigation that delved into issues about Smith’s relationship with a teenage... (Continue reading)

Gay and Lesbian Alliance to protest “hate” singer

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast (GALA) plans to protest the appearance of a Raggae singer known as “Capleton” because of his violent hate lyrics toward gays. Capleton is scheduled to play at the San Luis Obispo Downtown... (Continue reading)

Dalidio accused of funding farmers’ association

An e-mail distributed by the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce incorrectly claims that rancher Ernie Dalidi funded a recent controversial San Luis Obispo County Farmers’ Market Association’s advertising campaign. This has created a political firestorm over who is behind... (Continue reading)

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