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Son burned, father arrested in Morro Bay pyro mishap

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Grover Beach man after a homemade pyrotechnic device burned his 13-year-old son. Around 10:15 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a report that a powder flare discharged and injured a juvenile on Canet... (Continue reading)

Updating Morro Bay parks commissioner story: clarification

In a Feb. 23 story about former Morro Bay parks commissioner Aaron Ochs and a robo-call regarding his online activity, CalCoastNews erred when it wrote that Ochs was considering getting a gun. To clarify Ochs’ statement, he said it was... (Continue reading)

Hundreds of California sea lions starving

Along Central Coast beaches, more than 500 dead or starving sea lions have washed up on the shore this year. Typically, there would be about 10 stranded pups by this time of the year. [KSBY] People and agencies are dropping... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay marine sanctuary denied

By KAREN VELIE The federal government denied a request by the Northern Chumash Tribal Council and members of the public to make a section of the Pacific Ocean between the Monterey Bay and Channel Islands a national marine sanctuary. In... (Continue reading)

Former Morro Bay cold case can go to trial

A San Luis Obispo judge has overruled a colleague in a once-cold Morro Bay murder case, determining Wednesday that the prosecution has a case worthy of trial. [Tribune] Nipomo resident James Lypps, 64, has been arrested for murder twice since... (Continue reading)

Controversial Morro Bay parks commissioner resigns

By KAREN VELIE Following an organized push to oust a member of the Morro Bay parks commission because of his aggressive online antics, Aaron Ochs resigned. A group of people demeaned by Ochs on social media for issues such as... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay attorney charged with embezzlement

A Morro Bay attorney was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony grand theft by embezzlement, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. John Patrick Fennacy, 50, specializes in estate planning, was a former Morro Bay planning commissioner... (Continue reading)

Parkinson’s naval vessel now operational

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson has unveiled his 27-foot Defender Class boat that will allow sheriff’s personnel to step up their battle against drug smugglers frequenting local shores. Parkinson showed off the approximately $350,000 boat on Tuesday near... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay needs to follow its own ordinances

OPINION By LINDA STEDJEE Recently, the Morro Bay Harbor Department allowed berthing of two commercial fishing boats at a marina south of Tidelands Park. That is not permitted under the Morro Bay Local Coastal Program (LCP) and related municipal code.... (Continue reading)

Will Morro Bay Power Plant sell soon?

Energy firm Dynegy announced Tuesday that it did not succeed in a search for a buyer for the Morro Bay Power Plant, but the company likely faces pressure to eventually unload the closed facility. [Tribune] A Dynegy spokesman said the... (Continue reading)



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