Can Oceano make employee payroll?

Crippled by years of financial mismanagement, Oceano Community Services District is facing the possibility it will not be able to cover payroll in August. “It is to early too tell if we can make payroll in August,” said Raffaele Montemurro, the... (Continue reading)

House Speaker Boehner fundraises in SLO County

Republican House Speaker John Boehner capped a two day visit to San Luis Obispo County with a fundraiser for Congressman Kevin McCarthy hosted by Kevin McCarthy for Congress Majority Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee. Dubbed an “Afternoon with... (Continue reading)

Sentencing reform key to prisoner reduction plan

California is most likely to dramatically shrink its inmate population by changing who goes to prison in the first place, not by mass release of convicted felons. [CaliforniaWatch] The U.S. Supreme Court this morning narrowly upheld an appellate court ruling... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly fraternity reaches settlement in hazing death

The parents of a California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo freshman who died while rushing Sigma Alpha Epsilon have reached a settlement with the national fraternity. Carson Starkey, 18, an Austin Texas native, died after obeying a Sigma Alpha... (Continue reading)

SLO Chamber of Commerce mixer showcase, event photos

The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s annual mixer showcase featured more than 150 booths from area businesses. Attendees packed the Alex Madonna Expo Center to enjoy giveaways, samples, prices and refreshments on May 19. Find local events as at... (Continue reading)

Kristin Smart still missing 15 years later

Cal Poly officials seek to confront the latest wave of problems arising from alcohol abuse and sexual assaults as Wednesday marks the 15th anniversary of the greatest unsolved mystery on campus: Whatever happened to Kristin Smart? Smart, a native of... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews needs financial support

Whether it’s a developer misusing investor funds or sewage that is leaking into our waterways, CalCoastNews is watching out for you. CalCoastNews has a diverse but irregular revenue stream which is a reflection of the current economy. Our revenue is... (Continue reading)

California cuts $170 million from pension costs

California is slated to save $170 million in pension fund payments mostly because new union contracts shift some of the costs to state worker. [MercuryNews] New agreements with unions have boosted employee contributions by anywhere from two percent to five... (Continue reading)

Measles in San Luis Obispo County

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health department reported on Tuesday that measles has been confirmed in a resident who recently returned from a trip to France, a country which has battled a measles epidemic during the past two years.... (Continue reading)

SLO voters to decide on binding arbitration

San Luis Obispo City Council voted Tuesday in favor of a mail in election on binding arbitration and a charter that requires voter approval to make changes in retirement benefits. Facing a $4.4 million shortfall in the 2011-2012 fiscal year,... (Continue reading)