April, 2018

Hill and Gibson vote no on resolution opposing offshore oil

At a contentious San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson voted no on a resolution opposing offshore oil drilling that supervisors Lynn Compton and Debbie Arnold supported. Lacking a majority vote... (Continue reading)

Child struck by vehicle in Templeton

A vehicle collided with a child bicyclist Tuesday morning in Templeton, resulting in the child being taken to the hospital. [Cal Coast Times] However, CHP spokesman Patrick Seebart says the child was uninjured. The young bicyclist was merely taken to... (Continue reading)

Setting the sanitation district record straight

OPINION by JOHN CLEMONS At the April 10 Arroyo Grande City Council meeting, former South Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board member Mary Lucey gave false and incorrect information during public comment. She was speaking to my tenure as Chief... (Continue reading)

Fact check: Sheriff Parkinson twists jail death statistics

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson appears to be twisting facts when it comes to whether or not the number of deaths in the SLO county jail is average or excessive. [Cal Coast Times] At a forum last week,... (Continue reading)

Protests disrupt Cal Poly’s Open House

As Cal Poly welcomed prospective students and their families over the weekend to the university’s annual Open House, hundreds of students boycotted the event, marched and protested on and off campus, creating an uneasy situation for administrators, particularly President Jeffrey... (Continue reading)

Lynn Compton’s critics are way off-base

OPINION by ELSA DAWSON It’s fascinating reading the drum-beat of nasty letters launched by Supervisor Lynn Compton’s critics in their efforts to demonize her for the many good things she’s done. Consider the park funding issue. Last year, after discovering... (Continue reading)

SLO police searching for thief, video

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance film Friday night burglarizing a car in SLO. [Cal Coast Times] In the video, a man wearing a white or light-colored sweatshirt with an emblem on... (Continue reading)

Frat member speaks out about blackface accusations

OPINION by KYLER WATKINS As a former Cal Poly Lambda Chi Alpha member, I would like to respond to numerous statements made by Cal Poly to the press regarding the Lambda Chi Alpha “blackface” incident, in addition to factual misstatements... (Continue reading)

Activist attempts to save Cal Poly pig from slaughter, holds vigil

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is again under fire from a local activist. On Thursday, a15-year-old girl unsuccessfully attempted to stop the slaughter of a pig. Shortly before the pig was to be butchered as part of a meat processing... (Continue reading)

Stop SLO officials’ steamroller mentality

By ALLAN COOPER On the night of April 10, the San Luis Obispo City Council gave direction on a number of very important and controversial changes to the city’s zoning regulations. This direction on policy included: 1) significantly increasing the... (Continue reading)