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North County mother and son killed in accidents last weekend

Just hours after his mother died in a car crash in Santa Margarita on Saturday, an Atascadero man died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday. On Saturday afternoon, Donna Dean Magee, 56, of Templeton died in a single vehicle accident.... (Continue reading)

Open letter to SLO County Board of Supervisors

OPINION By GARY KIRKLAND This letter is in regard to the Las Pilitas mine project. Private property rights are a corner stone of a free society in this country. When government tells private property owners what they can and cannot... (Continue reading)

Hammer wielding man evades deputies

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputies were searching Thursday night for a man wielding a hammer who escaped into a creek near the Santa Margarita Park. [KSBY] At 7:19 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on the... (Continue reading)

Brush fire near Santa Margarita Lake

Firefighters are battling a small brush fire near Las Pilitas and Vista Del Lago roads in Santa Margarita. Shortly before noon on Sunday, CAL FIRE responded to reports of a fire with 10 engines, a dozer, an aircraft, a tanker... (Continue reading)

Has fire season hit the Central Coast?

Three fires broke out on the Central Coast Thursday amid a stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures. [KEYT] An apartment fire in Santa Maria displaced 40 residents and injured three people, while a riverbed blaze in Ventura County burned more than... (Continue reading)

Quarry proposals is a tale of two cities

OPINION By BILL LLOYD County planning staffs review of two quarry proposals is a tale of two cities: Las Pilitas Resources, a small locally-owned quarry proposal that’s been heavily scrutinized by county staff, and the Hanson Quarry expansion, a larger,... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita quarry points and counterpoints

OPINION By T. KEITH GURNEE With the recent spate of articles and opinion pieces on the proposed Las Pilitas Quarry in CalCoastNews, the responses generated have been interesting to say the least. Now that the applicants are appealing the San... (Continue reading)

Board of Supervisors to rule on Santa Margarita quarry

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will choose whether or not to let two Santa Margarita residents construct a rock quarry on the outskirts of their town. Project applicants Mike Cole and Steve Souza are... (Continue reading)

No to a Santa Margarita quarry

OPINION By TE KINDERKNECHT Dear San Luis Obispo community, I write in response to the gross misinformation being shelled out. I challenge any of the supporters of the Santa Margarita quarry to post their address, even just their street. I... (Continue reading)

To quarry or not to quarry?

OPINION By KEITH GURNEE To quarry or not to quarry? That is the question. With the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s recent 3-2 denial of permits for the proposed Las Pilitas Quarry, what are we supposed to do? Deny... (Continue reading)



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