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CCN set to battle pernicious lawsuit

By CalCoastNews staff CalCoastNews is preparing to defend itself against a claim of libel in a trial now set for next month in a San Luis Obispo County courtroom. A Northern California journalist predicts the outcome “may determine the fate of CalCoastNews’ eight-year-long experiment to offer local news coverage amid a trend of shrinking news […]... (Continue Reading)

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Public officials tied to cyber harassment of CCN

Update: Maria Kelly said Aaron Och’s allegation that she helped launch Cal Coast Fraud is false. By CCN STAFF Testimony in a libel suit has revealed that government officials or their significant others have shared information and participated in the online harassment of CalCoastNews reporters, their family members, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. Aaron Ochs, the […]... (Continue Reading)

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Poll shows Peschong outperforming his opponents

By CCN STAFF In the race for the San Luis Obispo County District 1 supervisor seat, John Peschong holds a significant lead over his opponents, according to a CalCoastNews poll conducted Thursday. Among decided voters, Templeton businessman Peschong holds a 13-point lead over his closest rival, Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin. Peschong leads with 45 […]... (Continue Reading)

Poll shows Arnold with big lead over Michielssen

By CCN STAFF The race for the San Luis Obispo County District 5 supervisor seat looks like its incumbent Supervisor Debbie Arnold’s to lose. Among decided voters, Arnold holds a 22-point lead over rival Eric Michielssen, according to a new CalCoastNews poll. Arnold bests Michielssen by 61 to 39 percent. Of registered voters polled, 36 […]... (Continue Reading)

Troll spreads rumor of impending Congalton firing

By CCN Staff KVEC radio talk show host Dave Congalton batted down an online story published over the weekend suggesting he was about to be fired by El Dorado Broadcasters. “Can I go back to sleep now?” Congalton asked, when reached for comment early Monday morning. “I still have a job unless my favorite internet […]... (Continue Reading)

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Adam Hill won’t address campaign finance irregularities

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has responded with insults and claims of harassment to questions about his latest campaign filing report. In his 460 report for the last six months of 2015, Hill reported $2,461.72 paid for Facebook advertising through his personal account as a “non-monetary expense.” While a candidate […]... (Continue Reading)

Judge John Trice accepts disciplinary action

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge John Trice admitted to misconduct and accepted public censure, according to a Feb. 4 California Commission on Judicial Performance decision and order. Of the six types of disciplinary actions available, public censure is only one step from removal from the bench. This was the second time […]... (Continue Reading)

CAPSLO settles Torres-Hill lawsuit quietly

By CCN STAFF Dee Torres-Hill and Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) have agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit over alleged discrimination and retaliation. On Oct. 20, the parties agreed to settle after a nearly seven hour mediation session, according to documents filed in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court on Oct. […]... (Continue Reading)

Trice appeals to the public to save his judicial seat

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge John Trice is apparently facing charges of misconduct before the Judicial Council and the California Supreme Court according to a press release received from his defense attorney, Eugene Iredale with Iredale and Yoo, out of San Diego. The California Commission on Judicial Performance is responsible for […]... (Continue Reading)

Mayor Tom O’Malley under fire for anti-Muslim post

By CCN STAFF As the international debate over religious intolerance rages, comments shared by Atascadero Mayor Tom O’Malley on Facebook have led to criticism and outrage from supporters and opponents. On Sept. 24, O’Malley posted a link to a conspiracy blog that claims that Muslims are overtaking the White House. The poster goes on to […]... (Continue Reading)

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