Daily Briefs

CHP@
Shandon woman killed in Templeton crash

A 29-year-old Shandon woman died in a crash on Highway 101 in Templeton early Monday morning, according to the CHP. At approximately 4:35 a.m., the...

John Patrick Fennacy
Morro Bay attorney dies while on probation

Former attorney and Morro Bay planning commissioner, John Fennacy died  a little more than a week ago at the age of 50. Fennacy was found...

CalPERS
CalPERS investment returns fall below 1 percent

CalPERS earned a return on its investments of just .6 percent in the last fiscal year, marking the state retirement fund’s worst performance since 2009....

leslie-van-houton
California governor denies parole to youngest Manson follower

California Gov. Jerry Brown has denied parole to a female follower of Charles Manson who was 19 years old at the time of the 1969...

More Daily Briefs

Discovered

Youth Golfers
3 Arroyo Grande golfers heading to Kid’s Golf World Championships

Next month, three of Arroyo Grande’s top junior golfers will head to the U.S. Kids World Championships in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Elias Moncrief, 6, Shane...

Rodeo LaRae Luis
Paso Robles teen wins spot on California rodeo team

A 9th grade student at Independence High School in Paso Robles qualified as a member of the California National High School Rodeo Team to compete...

Greek Yougurt w Blackberries
6 delicious dishes made with seasonal fruits and vegetables

Peaches, blackberries and watermelon are three seasonal favorites for July. The following recipes were provided by Spencer’s Fresh Markets in Morro Bay and Santa Maria,...

More Discovered

Uncovered SLO

More than 100 pot farms of varying sizes and levels of sophistication have quietly sprung up in the California Valley, with little or no effort to conceal what likely are legal growing operations. Photos by Daniel Blackburn
California Valley sprouting pot farms

  By DANIEL BLACKBURN Isolated and sparsely populated California Valley, on the eastern edge of San Luis Obispo County, is parched, flat terrain, part of...

Cambria General Manager Jerry Gruber
Cambria manager gets raise despite financial discrepancies

Editor’s Note: The CalPERS audit is at the bottom of the article. By JOSH FRIEDMAN A series of financial blunders committed by the Cambria Community...

Jason Robert Porter
Paso Robles man allegedly molested multiple children

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police arrested Jason Robert Porter early Saturday morning on 23 charges related to the alleged sexual molestation of multiple local...

GoFundMe
CalCoastNews turns to GoFundMe for legal defense fund

As some of our loyal readers know, CalCoastNews and its founders have been fighting a lawsuit since publication of a 2012 article about a San...

More Uncovered SLO

Opinion

Gordon Mullin
Mixing words and deceiving SLO County voters

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Our SLO county council of government (SLOCOG) and seven cities have recently agreed to put a sales tax measure before the...

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
Diablo Canyon is closing, but its negative footprint will linger

OPINION by JIM GRIFFIN Diablo Canyon Power Plant is finally shutting down. It should never have been built in the first place, especially over two earthquake...

Jordan Cunningham
Jordan Cunningham supports children and education

OPINION by PAM ESTES As a parent, my first thought when it comes to voting for my representative is education. I need to know that...

More Opinion