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DA Dan Dow accused of politicizing decision to prosecute sex case

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Threatened with bad publicity just days before Election Day, San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow politically commandeered a sexual assault case and became a soldier of the Me Too movement, a defense attorney alleged in... (Continue reading)

Police recommend charge against man accused of assaulting canvasser

A Paso Robles man who has been seen by thousands of YouTube viewers chastising a political canvasser for the Justin Fareed congressional campaign could soon face a misdemeanor assault charge. [Cal Coast Times] Late last month, Cal Poly student Isaac... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Hill calls CAPSLO crew ruthless and heartless

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill is again sending angry emails from the dais, this time at long time foes Biz Steinberg and Jim Famalette, executives with CAPSLO. Hill lashed out after mistakenly believing he had... (Continue reading)

EVC ousted from conducting $1 million Diablo Canyon study

A leadership change is in the works for a study of the economic impact of the planned closure of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The cost had ballooned to approximately $1 million while the state of California is in the... (Continue reading)

Infectious disease outbreak killing Central Coast sea lions

The outbreak of a potentially fatal bacterial infection is causing some sea lions to curl up in a fetal position on California beaches, including on the Central Coast. [Cal Coast Times] Recently, there has been a surge in cases of... (Continue reading)

Former Hancock College basketball players sentenced to life in prison

A pair of former Hancock College basketball players received sentences Monday of life in prison without the possibility for parole for a late 2014 botched robbery of a drug dealer that ended in a murder. [Cal Coast Times] On Dec.... (Continue reading)

DUI driver sentenced to 13 years in prison for fatal Cuesta Grade crash

An Arvin man convicted of manslaughter in the case of a DUI crash on the Cuesta Grade that killed a 16-year-old girl received a prison sentence of 13 years and eight months on Monday. [Cal Coast Times] On April 15,... (Continue reading)

Bomb squad investigates suspicious liquid at Grover Heights Elementary

A bomb squad came out to Grover Heights Elementary School Monday morning after a two-liter bottle containing an unknown liquid was discovered. [Cal Coast Times] The bottle was located near the school gate on Seabright Avenue. In addition to the... (Continue reading)

Caren Ray favors developers over residents

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Caren Ray, candidate for mayor of Arroyo Grande, says one of her “visions” for the city is to take the uncertainty out of development; making it easier for developers to get their projects through the process.... (Continue reading)

PG&E shuts off power to preempt wildfires

Tens of thousands of California residents found their power shut off Sunday or Monday as a result of a surprise preemptive move to curtail wildfires by PG&E. [Cal Coast Times] The utility shut off power in extreme fire-risk areas of... (Continue reading)