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There’s a sinkhole in my chest

David Broadwater

OPINION By DAVID BROADWATER, Salty waves burn my cheeks – boiled by the seething rage in my gut. I was 16 years old when four black girls were blown to bits in their Birmingham church. On the day I became... (Continue reading)

Between a rock and a hard place

las Palitas new

OPINION By ROBERT WINSLOW, PE I am astounded by the number of intelligent, educated people who have abandoned all sense of rationality when it comes to the Las Pilitas Quarry project. I challenge anyone with a background in engineering or... (Continue reading)

Lenny Jones charged with child molestation 2 decades ago

Arroyo Grande Citizen of the Year Lawrence Lenny Jones was charged with child molestation in 1995, though the charges were dropped after he underwent counseling. [Tribune] Jones is currently being held without bail in the San Luis Obispo County Jail... (Continue reading)

Are Cuesta College students serial cheaters?

A Cuesta College history teacher recently caught 67 of his 250 students cheating on exams. [New Times] Dr. Anthony Koeninger noticed that students across his six classes had performed unusually well on the first few quizzes of this semester’s “History... (Continue reading)

Unmasking the ‘Hot Tub Capitalist’

By DANIEL BLACKBURN REVIEW: American Made — A Boomer’s Reflection, by Cliff Branch Long before he made his bones in the San Luis Obispo County real estate development world, Cliff Branch was, in the words of one associate, a marketing... (Continue reading)

SLO backs chief over violations of city’s travel claims policy

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN In response to a CalCoastNews exclusive on multiple violations of city travel reimbursement policies by San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell, the city manager and finance director worked out a way to explain... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews’ top stories of 2014

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A late night rendezvous in the Arroyo Grande City Hall led to neighbors battling neighbor’s over the makeup of the Arroyo Grande City Council. Exposure of the coverup commenced the longest-running most contentious story of 2014. Yet... (Continue reading)

Northern Chumash Indians file suit over Moro Rock

The Northern Chumash Indians have filed a lawsuit against the Salinan Indians in the latest skirmish in the ongoing battle over Morro Rock, a site both groups claim is sacred to their tribes. In 2006, members of the Salinan Nation... (Continue reading)

California bans government display of Confederate flag

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that prohibits state government agencies from selling or displaying items containing the Confederate flag. [Mercury News] Democratic Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton authored the bill after his mother saw replica... (Continue reading)

Government schools and the state of the republic

OPINION BY GARY KIRKLAND I start this essay with a bit of false reasoning, argumentum ad verecundium, which means appeal from authority. I was a teacher in government schools for 37 years. I was able to observe what these schools... (Continue reading)



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