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CalCoastNews’ top stories of 2009

From government employees abusing the public trust to lending schemes that devastating investors, CalCoastNews readers were the first to get the news about many of the prominent local events of 2009. Lending schemes devastate investors In March, we broke the news that... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputy accused of shaking down Roman Catholic priest

A San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s deputy has filed a civil claim seeking an unspecified amount of money against a Roman Catholic priest whom he said emotionally traumatized him during an undercover sting operation. Claiming personal injuries, Sheriff's Deputy John Franklin filed... (Continue reading)

Body discovered in Shell Beach, foul play suspected

By KAREN VELIE The Pismo Beach Police Department is investigating the discovery of a body on the rocks near Spindrift Village in Shell Beach. “We are not ruling out foul play,” said Pismo Beach Police Department Public Commander Jake Miller.... (Continue reading)

The PG&E stealth measure

Is Pacific Gas and Electric trying to pull a fast one on California voters next November? Los Angeles Times business columnist Michael Hiltzik certainly thinks so, at least based on his Sunday column. According to Hiltzik, PG&E is the major force... (Continue reading)

Horse sanctuary foreman fined for killing wild pigs

By KAREN VELIE Dancing Star Foundation reportedly levied fines against its foreman for illegal poaching at the sanctuary, situated south of Harmony on 700 rolling acres along U.S. Highway 1, sources said. Former employees of the Dancing Star Sanctuary told... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo slated to pay $195,000 for alleged police brutality

San Luis Obispo taxpayers are in line to pay $195,000 to a local business owner for alleged excessive force by police officers during a case of mistaken identity. Attorneys for both the city and Jeff Milne, the owner of... (Continue reading)

PG&E rescues 2-1-1 Hotline

CalCoastNews has learned that PG&E is stepping in with an emergency grant of $20,000 to keep the countywide 2-1-1 call system in business at least through June 1, 2010. Expect the official announcement to be made early next week. The... (Continue reading)

Superintendent under investigation for inappropriate relationship with student

San Miguel Joint Union School District board officials have hired an investigator to look into allegations that 55-year-old Supt. Dean Smith had an inappropriate relationship with a former student. “The school board is concerned and they are investigating, but we are... (Continue reading)

Jeanette Trompeter becomes the news. Again.

Soon-to-be-returning KSBY news anchor Jeanette Trompeter must be counting the days until she leaves Minneapolis-St. Paul for the friendlier confines of San Luis Obispo. As CalCoastNews first reported in November, Trompeter lost her lucrative TV news anchor position in the... (Continue reading)

Unsupervised prisoner release imminent

California state prisons are to begin implementing a plan for the unsupervised release of up to 40,000 non-violent inmates and are required to train staff on non-revocable parole eligibility by Jan. 21, according to a memo sent from the State... (Continue reading)



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