Opening night, Cal Poly Opera

In a major expansion of OperaSLO’s artistic and educational mission, Opera San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly’s Student Opera Theater collaborated in a production of Puccini’s Suor Angelica Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar. If you would like... (Continue reading)

Answering the eyeglass critics

OPINION by ROBERT THOMAS Upon reviewing the responses to my editorial regarding the lack of optometric treatment provided to prisoners at the California Men's Colony (CMC), I feel compelled to make a few comments and provide some facts. First, I admit... (Continue reading)

Tax gap costing all Californians

Potential tax dollars lost to the “underground economy” deprives California’s coffers of as much as $10 billion annually, a study by the state’s Franchise Tax Board suggests. Other tax-avoiding techniques contribute to the deficit, the study notes, such as non-filing... (Continue reading)

New SLO parking meters to take credit cards

San Luis Obispo is working to replace 400 parking meters with new units that will also take credit cards while charging $1.50 an hour for parking, an increase of 25 cents an hour. Last year, the City Council approved the... (Continue reading)

Chief Solomon ‘taking some leave’

Embattled Paso Robles Police Chief Lisa Solomon “is taking some leave,” City Manager Jim App confirmed Monday. Solomon’s on-duty sexual behavior, political activities, and improper department policies initiated since her 2007 appointment have been detailed by current and former officers, resulting... (Continue reading)

Birth Control, cartoon

CalCoastNews is now including work by San Luis Obispo cartoonist Joseph Rankin. Check out his work at the Kranky Cartoonist.  ... (Continue reading)

Grisly details of Paso Robles murder revealed

Bizarre details of the murder of a Paso Robles motel maintenance man were described in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Friday by investigators and a witness who depicted four people planning to kill a man they accused of kidnapping... (Continue reading)

3 bodies found off California Coast

U.S Coast Guard crews searching for a missing fishing vessel found four bodies near a capsized vehicle on Sunday. [Noozhawk] Three of the bodies were pulled from the ocean near Platts Harbor, about 25 miles south of Santa Barbara, and... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Council saves us from ourselves once again

OPINION By GARY NEMETH The Paso Robles City Council meeting on March 6 is proof that we can be assured that our elected leaders are interested only in what is best for all the citizens of Paso. During public comments... (Continue reading)

Commission opposes Huasna Valley oil drilling

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission voted 4-1 against plans to drill as many as 12 oil wells in Huasna Valley noting issues with noise and the danger of fire. [Tribune] Proponents of the project contend the commissions rejection... (Continue reading)