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Shell Beach residents battling sea birds

A colony of Cormorants’ invasion into a Shell Beach neighborhood has left homes splattered with excrement and neighbors questioning why they were forced to allow the birds to nest in their neighborhood. Cormorants are known to move into an area, cover... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly department head accused of sexism

As the result of allegations of sexism and poor leadership, the chair of the journalism department’s job is on the line, CalCoastNews has learned. The news has raised the hackles of some students, faculty and staff who take issue with the... (Continue reading)

Judge finds alleged junkyard shooter not competent to stand trial

Judge Edward Bullard ruled Tuesday that Lee Leeds, 34, accused of murdering his father and three others during a shooting rampage at a junk yard in Santa Maria, is not competent to stand trial at this time. Leeds, arrested in March... (Continue reading)

Downtown Brew clears rumors of closure

For 16 years, notable performers have made music and revelry at San Luis Obispo’s Downtown Brew, but a few days ago, rumors started circulating that the popular night spot had closed its doors. And while the club is in the... (Continue reading)

Assault victim’s lawyer fights for 911 tape

The lawyer for a developmentally disabled Atascadero man, who was physically assaulted in March by an off-duty San Luis Obispo police officer, is planning on suing Atascadero police to make the 911 call of the incident public. The... (Continue reading)

Grand Jury gives a failing grade to Atascadero school officials

A new report by the San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury reprimands Atascadero school officials for failure to “exercise due diligence” in promoting a staff member to principal of the high school. [SLO Grand Jury] Following up on a story... (Continue reading)

Questions surround Santa Margarita woman’s death

On the morning she died, Janet Lucille McCarthy had planned to take flight from a tumultuous marriage, friends told CalCoastNews. The 44-year-old Santa Margarita woman, and mother of three, was planning an extended vacation to her parents' home in Ohio to... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s controversial dean of engineering dismissed

After years of controversy, high staff turnover and faculty discontent, Mohammad Noori, the controversial dean of Cal Poly’s College of Engineering, was asked last week to step down as the head of the university’s most prestigious college, CalCoastNews has learned. The... (Continue reading)

New Arroyo Grande councilwoman leads a harried secret life

Scandal ridden former councilmember Ed Arnold stepped down to allow the Arroyo Grande City Council to avoid distraction related to his personal life, and at his replacement’s first council meeting, questions about her lifestyle started a confrontation between her supporters... (Continue reading)

Bordonaro steps down as local Republican chair

Former state assemblyman and current county assessor Tom Bordonaro is no longer chair of the county Republican Central Committee. Bordonaro, who remains on the committee, recently gave up the chairmanship, according to multiple sources, in order to endorse Katcho Achadjian... (Continue reading)



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