CalCoast Forum

Suspect in 30-year-old homicide arrested in Carpenteria

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested a 70-year-old man in Carpenteria on Wednesday after discovering he is wanted for the murder of a man in San Francisco more than 30 years ago. On Nov. 5, 1990, then 40-year-old James Francis... (Continue reading)

Rural SLO man accused of domestic violence, attempted kidnapping

A man who lives in rural San Luis Obispo is facing domestic violence charges after he allegedly assaulted a woman on Saturday evening. The victim suffered non life-threatening injuries. Shortly after 9 p.m., SLO County sheriff’s deputies responded to a... (Continue reading)

Partisanship and participation: A reply to Matt Kokkonen

OPINION by MICHAEL LATNER On Jan. 30, candidate for the 24th Congressional District Matt Kokkonen published an editorial in CalCoastNews, in response to his not being initially invited to a Congressional debate held at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. ... (Continue reading)

Councilman admits taking $2.3 million bribe

In a case stemming from what is believed to be the largest bribe ever accepted by a public official in an undercover operation, a former member of the Moreno Valley City Council has agreed to plead guilty to a federal... (Continue reading)

Cayucos teen accused of armed bank robbery

A 17-year-old Cayucos male was arrested for allegedly robbing the Morro Bay branch of Founders Bank on Wednesday. Shortly before 4:30 p.m., the armed robber, wearing a hooded sweat shirt and a bandana covering his face, demanded a teller give... (Continue reading)