Budget woes jeopardize plans for California’s bullet train

Plans to build a high-speed rail system in California that would transport passengers from San Diego to San Francisco on a bullet train traveling 220 mph have been beset by a series of roadblocks that are now exacerbated by budget... (Continue reading)

Democrats battle for ballot initiative reform

One hundred years after California adopted the ballot initiative process, legislation to reform it is steadily making its way through the state Legislature. Reform proponents hope they have a new opportunity to change the process with Gov. Jerry Brown, after... (Continue reading)

Two teens struck by truck in Grover Beach

Two local teenage girls are in the hospital with major injuries after being hit by a truck in Grover Beach. [KCOY] The  17 and18-year-old girls were walking in a crosswalk  at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 7th Street at... (Continue reading)

George Ramos remembered as tough reporter, tough teacher

CalCoastNews editor George Ramos, who was found dead at his Morro Bay home over the weekend, is being remembered by a former Los Angeles Times colleague as “a tough guy reporter with a big heart.” [LA Observed] Frank Sotomayor, a... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews editor George Ramos dead at 63

George Ramos, best known for being a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times journalist, a Cal Poly journalism department chair, and CalCoastNews Editor has died. He was 63 years old. Police officers found Ramos’ body in a hallway of his Morro... (Continue reading)

Central Coast man infected with West Nile virus

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) confirmed Friday that the first West Nile virus of the year in Santa Barbara County. The infected man is now recovering at home after being released from a Santa Barbara County hospital, according... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande cross burners in custody

UPDATE: The Arroyo Grande Police Department released the results of its cross burning investigation during a news conference Friday afternoon. Police say four suspects are in custody including, Orcutt resident Jason Kahn, 36, San Simeon transient Jeremiah Hernandez, 32, William Soto, 20, a... (Continue reading)

SLO County to review sanitation district books

The San Luis Obispo County auditor-controller will evaluate two new employment contracts for engineering and administrative services at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District as part of a review of the district’s financial records. [TimesPressRecorder] The review was... (Continue reading)

Dread Zeppelin and Nada Rasta, event photos

Nestled next to the Pacific Ocean at the Avila Beach Golf Resort, Sundays on the Sand kicked off with a free concert by Dread Zeppelin and Nada Rasta. If you would like to buy a high resolution print of any... (Continue reading)

Weekend Spotlight: Mid-State Fair

By Karlee Prazak It’s that time of year again, when big name musicians share the limelight with not only cattle, livestock and equine shows but with fried foods, beer gardens and carnival rides. That’s right; the California Mid-State Fair is... (Continue reading)