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SLO City Council, a bizarre reality show

By KAREN VELIE It was supposed to be a workshop about the San Luis Obispo City Council working together with an acceptable level of decorum. It turned into an eight-hour session with curses, yelling, threats to walk out and fist... (Continue reading)

We will get Maestro Nowak back

OPINION By NANCY DAHL Is the San Luis Obispo Symphony Board so out of touch with the musical world that they learned nothing from the situation in Minnesota over the last three years? The Minnesota Orchestra Board would not settle a... (Continue reading)

Mission Prep sued for football injury, bullying

A former Mission Prep football player is suing the high school over an incident during a 2013 practice that allegedly left him with a concussion and brainstem stroke, as well as a series of nasty text messages from students. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Fundraising fight preceded firing of SLO symphony conductor

Prior to his firing by the San Luis Obispo Symphony board, longtime music director and conductor, Michael Nowak, engaged in a heated argument over fundraising with the nonprofit’s executive director. [Tribune] Last week, the board fired Nowak, and Executive Director... (Continue reading)

Steve Gesell’s $120,000 severance

San Luis Obispo City officials agreed Thursday to pay police Chief Steve Gesell a $120,000 severance to end his employment with the city as of May 29. City manager Katie Lichtig placed Gesell on paid administrative leave on May 8... (Continue reading)

Open letter to the SLO Symphony director

OPINION By DIANE BLAKESLEE BROCATO Mr. Feingold, Although you’ve now had the job of executive director of the San Luis Obispo Symphony for approximately a year, to my recollection you and I have never met. My late husband, Dr. Earle... (Continue reading)

SLO Symphony conductor fired, violists threaten exodus

The San Luis Obispo Symphony board of directors has fired its longtime music conductor and director, Michael Nowak, prompting the entire violist section to threaten leaving the orchestra. Last week, the board announced in a press release that Nowak was... (Continue reading)

Hiker airlifted from Bishop Peak in SLO

A California Highway Patrol helicopter airlifted a 28-year-old man from Bishop Peak Sunday evening after the hiker reportedly broke his femur. [Tribune] Around 5:42 p.m., several agencies responded to Bishop Peak to assist the injured hiker who was halfway up... (Continue reading)

3 juveniles arrested for armed robbery spree

Santa Maria police arrested three juveniles for committing a string of armed robberies in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria on Thursday. [KSBY] Early Thursday morning, police said victims of multiple armed robberies provided similar descriptions of the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly faculty protest campus pay gap

About 200 Cal Poly faculty members, as well as some student sympathizers, marched outside the administration building Thursday to protest the pay discrepancy between administrators and teachers. [Tribune] The university faculty union organized the protest, which reached high decibel levels... (Continue reading)



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