FBI investigating inmate death at Lompoc federal prison

The FBI is investigating the death of an inmate at the Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex over the weekend. [Cal Coast Times] At about 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, prison staff found an inmate unresponsive in his cell at the medium-security facility... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles school district giving 30 teachers early retirement

Faced with a $2.1 million shortfall for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Paso Robles Unified School District is planning on granting 30 teachers and nine other staff members early retirement. [Cal Coast Times] The district has compiled a list of... (Continue reading)

Three San Luis Obispo County high schools make lowest performing list

By KAREN VELIE Three San Luis Obispo County high schools made the California Department of Education’s list of the state’s 781 poorest-performing schools in 2018, published last week. Only two county high schools scored above the standard in both English... (Continue reading)

PG&E plans to restructure board amid bankruptcy

Following last month’s bankruptcy filing, PG&E has announced it will soon restructure its board of directors and half of the current members will not seek reelection. [Cal Coast Times] Currently, PG&E has a 10-member board. By the time of the... (Continue reading)

California governor to pull National Guard troops from border

Ratcheting up his clash with President Donald Trump, California Gov. Gavin Newsom is ordering on Monday the removal of about 360 National Guard troops from the border with Mexico. [LA Times] In April, then-Gov. Jerry Brown granted Trump’s request to... (Continue reading)

Hit and run driver crashed into truck, power pole in SLO

A man driving a pickup truck fled after colliding with another pickup in San Luis Obispo Sunday evening, causing the second truck to roll over, as well as a power pole to become jarred loose. [Cal Coast Times] At about... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man files lawsuit over election, dies before hearing

Stephen Best, the Los Osos candidate who filed a suit alleging wrongdoing in the 2018 election, died Saturday following a long-term illness. [Cal Coast Times] Best lost his bid for a seat on the board by less than 1 percent... (Continue reading)

Green New Deal, a future without consumer choice

OPINION by YAËL OSSOWSKI Democratic lawmakers in Congress have unveiled the outline of a number of policies they’ve dubbed as the “Green New Deal”. The Green New Deal is a series of legislative proposals that will focus on massively transforming society in hopes... (Continue reading)

Are Los Osos officials overlooking misappropriation of funds?

By KAREN VELIE After determining Los Osos Community Services District board members overcharged the district for stipends, the board voted unanimously Thursday not to make themselves reimburse the district. [Cal Coast Times] For several years, Los Osos board members submitted... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys barn on former Dalido Ranch property

A fire destroyed an historic barn on the former Dalidio Ranch on Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo Friday night. [Cal Coast Times] At about 9:35 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a fire on the site of developer... (Continue reading)