Tony Cipolla joins KCOY

Former KSBY news anchor Tony Cipolla is heading to Santa Maria for a new TV gig with arch rival KCOY Channel 12. [Tribune] Next week, Cipolla will join Sara Cole as co-anchor of the morning show. Last October, KCOY began... (Continue reading)

Lawyers argue teen gunman is victim, not racist

Defense lawyers for a Ventura County teen accused of shooting a gay classmate to death attempted to undermine the prosecution’s argument that the killing was a hate crime motivated by white supremacist sympathies. [The Californian] Brandon McInerney, now 17, is... (Continue reading)

NLRB orders Santa Barbara News-Press to rehire reporters

The National Labor Relations Board ordered Wendy McCaw’s Santa Barbara New-Press to rehire eight reporters who were illegally fired for union activities. [Santa Barbara Independent] The NLRB, in its 55-page decision released Thursday, gave the publication 14 days to comply... (Continue reading)

Phone records debunk public officials

San Luis Obispo County phone records obtained by CalCoastNews prove a personal relationship between a county official and a Los Osos board member began more than four years ago. County Public Works Director Paavo Ogren and former Los Osos Community Services... (Continue reading)

Weekend spotlight: Chorro Valley Shoot-out

By KARLEE PRAZAK You can plan to channel the wild west, listen to the beat of African drums, and sip on beers among some of nature’s finest animals because the Central Coast has it all this weekend. The 17th Annual... (Continue reading)

Peter Douglas steps down from Coastal Commission

After 26 years as executive director of the California Coastal Commission, Peter Douglas, an outspoken opponent of coastal development who helped write the state’s landmark Coastal Act, announced his retirement Wednesday. [Los Angeles Times] Douglas, 68, has been fighting lung... (Continue reading)

Sen. Harry Reid: Save California’s high-speed rail project

As concern grows over costs for a high-speed rail system in California, and amid talk of scrapping the project, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that abandoning the multi-million dollar venture would be “short sighted.” [San Francisco Chronicle] Speaking... (Continue reading)

Jim Patterson decides to go for three

Jim Patterson announced his intentions Wednesday to break the so-called “5th District curse” and win a third term on the  San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. [Tribune] Both David Blakely and Mike Ryan previously failed in their attempts at... (Continue reading)

Parents say investigation into train victim’s death is ‘sluggish’

Parents of a Paso Robles man they believe was murdered said the city’s police investigation has been hampered by lack of resources and staff. [see the full report at KCCN.TV] Bryan Brady was just hours into his 21st year when... (Continue reading)

Stand-Up to Cancer Comedy Show, event photos

It was all about laughing for a cause at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion Saturday night with Lizette Mizelle hosting, The Big Laugh Stand-Up to Cancer Comedy Night, in support of cancer awareness on the Central Coast. Beginning with live music... (Continue reading)