Disturbing utterances from the Cayucos wall gang

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” postings include the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  Franklin’s memoir, “Life On The Mississippi, 1969,” is currently on Amazon. By... (Continue reading)

Guadalupe police officer accidentally shoots and kills a man

By KAREN VELIE A Guadalupe police officer fired his revolver at a wanted suspect on Saturday evening, but instead shot and killed an uninvolved resident who was sitting in his car. Shortly before 10 p.m., officers recognized a man at... (Continue reading)

Comparing SLO County’s COVID-19 cases to other counties

After almost two months of increasing COVID-19 case rates, the rise of new infections rates has slowed in California, though students returning to school are likely to have an impact. The Delta strain is a leading factor in the increase... (Continue reading)

Dog killed, four people injured in crash on Highway 1 in Cayucos

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A dog died and four persons suffered injuries in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 1 in Cayucos Friday morning. Shortly after 11 a.m., a caller reported the crash at southbound Highway 1 and Cass Avenue. The extent... (Continue reading)

San Simeon CSD refuses to identify its general manager

By KAREN VELIE San Simeon Community Services District officials have refused to disclose the identity of their general manager, or if they even have one, as they continue to battle allegations of conflicts of interest and self-dealing. Throughout the over... (Continue reading)

Woman shot during domestic dispute in Grover Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man armed with a pistol shot a woman during a family dispute inside a Grover Beach home Thursday evening, according to the city’s police department. Shortly after 6 p.m., a 911 caller reported a family disturbance... (Continue reading)

Oceano man sentenced to 76 years in prison for child rape

By KAREN VELIE Joshua Delante Wheeler was sentenced Thursday to 76 years in prison after being found guilty of eight felony sex crimes, including four counts of forcible rape of a minor. Joshua Delante Wheeler sexually abused a 16-year-old girl... (Continue reading)

Man’s body found floating in the ocean near Pirate’s Cove

By KAREN VELIE A man was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon after his body was found floating face down in the ocean between Pirate’s Cove and Avila Beach. Deputies said the death does not appear to be suspicious. Shortly before 1... (Continue reading)

Hundreds of Cal Poly students seeking COVID-19 vaccine exemptions

By JOSH FRIEDMAN About 700 Cal Poly students have indicated they will apply for an exemption to the California State University system’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, Cal Poly spokesman Matt Lazier told CalCoastNews. Students have until Monday to inform Cal Poly... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County recommends indoor mask use

By CCN STAFF The San Luis Obispo County Health Department is again urging all residents, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear mask when indoors in public places. The recommendation is in response to a significant increase in the highly contagious Delta... (Continue reading)