Daily Briefs

Tom O’Malley is Atascadero’s new mayor

The Atascadero City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Tom O’Malley as the city’s next mayor. In November, voters approved the election of future mayors. Councilmember Bob Kelley was selected as Mayor Pro Tem.... (Continue reading)

Missing dog found in Santa Margarita

Otto, the chocolate lab dog who was swept away in a swift current ten days ago in Upper Lopez Canyon is safe at home tonight. A rancher in Santa Margarita found the missing dog Tuesday morning when he went out... (Continue reading)

State senator tries again to crack down on “double-dipping”

The California State Senate will once again try to crack down on so-called “double-dipping” by public employees after an earlier attempt was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. [San Jose Mercury News] Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) intends to introduce new... (Continue reading)

County supervisors call emergency meeting

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will have an emergency meeting Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 9 a.m. Tuesday’s meeting, scheduled to last only 45 minutes, is intended for county staff to update the supervisors on recent storm damage... (Continue reading)

Former Cal Poly president Robert Kennedy dies

Former Cal Poly president Dr. Robert E. Kennedy, 95, died at his San Luis Obispo home on Christmas Day. Kennedy, whose name adorns the campus library, worked at Cal Poly from 1940 to 1979, serving as president for the last... (Continue reading)

Search continues for missing dog

Volunteers continue to search Upper Lopez Canyon and eastern Arroyo Grande for a dog who was washed away on Sunday, Dec. 19. Ethan Brown and several friends were jogging, along with Brown’s chocolate lab Otto. The dog got too close... (Continue reading)

Thank you!

FROM THE CALCOASTNEWS STAFF Just want to take a moment on this Christmas morning and send out a short, but still heartfelt, thank you to everyone who responded to our recent call for help in establishing the Karen Velie Defense... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man fights to clear dad’s military record

For the last 38 years, a Paso Robles man has been fighting to clear the name of his father, a U.S. four-star Air Force general, who was stripped of two stars and relieved of his command for allegedly ordering a... (Continue reading)

Carpenter nails appointment to San Luis City Council

The San Luis Obispo City Council voted Tuesday night to appoint Dan Carpenter to fill the empty seat on the council. The vote was unanimous with council members Jan Marx, John Ashbaugh, Andrew Carter, and Kathy Smith selecting Carpenter over... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputy’s Playboy rebuttal

A San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputy accused of an unconstitutional raid of an Atascadero man’s home and gun safe in 2008 has chosen the December issue of Playboy magazine to make his first public comments. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputy... (Continue reading)