Central Coast elementary school teacher accused of recording children changing

By KAREN VELIE Deputies arrested a Central Coast elementary teacher on Saturday after investigators discovered he was secretly recording children, including some who were changing their clothes. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 54-year-old Steven Schapansky, a fifth and sixth... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles residents to cover costs for bad legal advice on paid parking

By KAREN VELIE Four members of the Paso Robles City Council vehemently rejected a proposal by Councilman Chris Bausch on Tuesday evening to seek reimbursement from the city attorney and consultants for the cost of the failed paid parking program.... (Continue reading)

Fire burns eight acres near Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire burned eight acres on Tuesday just outside the city of Santa Maria in an area that, at least in part, is within San Luis Obispo County. Shortly after 2 p.m., a caller reported the fire... (Continue reading)

Huge power outage in south San Luis Obispo County

By KAREN VELIE More than 28,000 PG&E customers lost power in southern San Luis Obispo County on Tuesday evening. Shortly after 7 p.m., 28,152 PG&E customers lost power from Pismo Beach to the Oceano Dunes. The outage also includes Arroyo... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police searching for man who stole copper downspouts

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police are asking the public for help identifying a man who allegedly stole more than $10,000 worth of copper downspouts. The suspect cut and removed the copper downspouts from 10 businesses at the Irish... (Continue reading)

Lompoc SWAT team arrests man after hours-long standoff

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Lompoc SWAT team members arrested a man following an hours-long standoff that ensued on Monday after the suspect allegedly violated a restraining order that his ex-girlfriend had obtained against him.  Shortly after 11 a.m., a female called... (Continue reading)

It’s time for a one flag policy in Paso Robles schools

OPINION by KENNEY ENNEY Today I look at the threats that our nation faces from within and without and I wonder if the light of freedom that has been entrusted to us by the founding fathers will go out forever... (Continue reading)

This week’s San Luis Obispo County government meetings

By CalCoastNews staff The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. on July 16 in the board chambers. The Board of Supervisors is set to review and approve staff responses to two San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg Village murder victim identified as suspect’s mother

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The suspect in the Vandenberg Village homicide over the weekend is accused of murdering her own mother, whom authorities have identified as 71-year-old Denise Ann Carter. Shortly after 7 a.m. on Saturday, a witness reported suspicious circumstances... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach police officer describes assault, wants justice

By KAREN VELIE A violent burglar smashed a Pismo Beach police officer’s head into a wall causing disabling injuries and later also injured the police chief. Even so, the assailant is unlikely to spend more than six month in jail... (Continue reading)