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SLO County school graduation rates rising

In line with California, San Luis Obispo County’s graduation rates increased in 2014, according to a report released Tuesday by the California Department of Education. San Luis Obispo County’s graduation rates increased from 88.7 percent in 2013 to 89.4 percent... (Continue reading)

Report: SLO County has jobs but lacks quality work

A new report on the state of the local economy indicates that San Luis Obispo County has a higher level of employment than state and national averages, but local jobs tend to offer relatively low pay and little advancement opportunity.... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes dust suit can go to trial

A group of Nipomo Mesa residents upset over air pollution have brought forward a lawsuit against the state and county that is worthy of trial, a local judge has ruled. The Mesa Community Alliance is suing California State Parks and... (Continue reading)

Recent ruling prompts gun permit requests

The number of applications for concealed-carry permits is on the rise in San Luis Obispo County with 48 people applying between Jan. 1 and Feb. 26. [Tribune] Statewide, there has been an increase in applications, the result of a 2014... (Continue reading)

Jail population plummets, sheriff budget increases

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Jail inmate numbers in San Luis Obispo County have dropped by more than 25 percent since last year following initial implementation of Prop. 47, but San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson’s spending continues... (Continue reading)

SLO County unemployment hits low despite decrease in jobs

San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate fell last month to a more than six-year low, even though the amount of jobs in the county decreased by nearly 4,000. The county unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent in December, marking the... (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)

Storm related power outages throughout SLO County

From Nipomo to Cambria, hundreds of San Luis Obispo County PG&E customers are in the dark Thursday evening because of storm related issues. Strong winds have downed trees and power lines. At 10:30 p.m., the National Weather Service reported southward... (Continue reading)

County supervisors in line for holiday pay raise

One week after granting themselves $1,000 each from county coffers, San Luis Obispo County supervisors will consider approving a 5 percent boost to their own paychecks. At last week’s board of supervisors meeting, the board voted unanimously to award a... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s six-figure pension club

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The number of retired public employees in San Luis Obispo County who are receiving yearly pensions of more than $100,000 continues to grow along with the more $500 million in unfunded pension liability. The highest earning pensioner... (Continue reading)



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