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CSU chancellor’s office spending criticized

Amid a hunger strike by about a dozen California State University students over rising tuition costs,  chancellor’s office administrators are accused of recklessly spending public funds to purchase expensive meals and car service rides. [CBS2] As students face another tuition... (Continue reading)

Is French Hospital violating anti-kickback laws?

It sounds like any other incentive for a new company – sign up and get a gift certificate. But San Luis Obispo based French Hospital’s promotion for its new Women’s Health and Imaging Center could violate federal anti-kickback laws. French Hospital... (Continue reading)

Benefits of Arroyo Grande oil wells outweigh impacts

OPINION By ROCK ZIERMAN Last weekend, Japan shut down the last of its 50 nuclear power plants that have provided power to the island nation since 1966.  As a result, they will be at the mercy of energy imports from... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision

A Paso Robles man is dead following a head-on collision that occurred on Highway 229 east of Santa Margarita shortly after 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Darin Moore, 48, was rounding a corner on his motorcycle when he swerved into the... (Continue reading)

No timetable for California Nuclear plant restart

Nuclear regulators said Monday there is no time line for restarting the San Onofre nuclear plant as regulators try to determine the cause of unusual wear on hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water, according to a statement by the... (Continue reading)

Caltrans employees accused of theft of public funds

Six Caltrans workers suspected of grand theft and conspiracy were arrested Monday by the California Highway Patrol. CHP officials said the six are suspected of falsely charging more than $100,000 in overtime and stealing 22 highway signs. One of those... (Continue reading)

CSU president pay needs help

Trustees of the California State Universities have decided to stifle a new policy granting school presidents a 10 percent raise in the face of mounting public pressure. But they will seek to have the difference made up by contributions from... (Continue reading)

Special Olympics events set

A county-wide fundraising effort for Special Olympics San Luis Obispo County begins today with local law enforcement officers acting as “celebrity waiters” at a series of dinner and raffle events. Proceeds will go to local Special Olympics athletes for their... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach to layoff six employees

The Grover Beach City Council voted Monday to eliminate six jobs to help close an $800,000 budget deficit. As of July 1, the city will eliminate four full-time and two part-time administrative and clerical positions. In addition, because of a... (Continue reading)

Parolee leads Pismo Beach police on high speed chase

Pismo Beach police arrested a Fresno parolee after he led them on a high-speed chase on U.S. Highway 101 on Monday morning. The pursuit began when police responding to a report of a stolen vehicle spotted  Shane Calhoun, 23, driving... (Continue reading)