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Templeton to celebrate 132 years since its founding

The construction of a rustic train station brought more than trains to Templeton. Shortly after the first passenger train arrived at the Templeton train station on Nov. 29, 1886, the town sprouted hotels, restaurants, saloons, and a newspaper. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

More alarming SLO County IWMA credit card abuses

By KAREN VELIE Remember when Cal Coast Times’ reporters found San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority’s (IWMA) employees were using the government credit card for personal expenses like video rentals, online shopping and high-priced meals? It’s just part... (Continue reading)

Orcutt man threatens to shoot up Santa Maria school

The Paso Robles Police Department tipped off Santa Barbara County law enforcement on Tuesday about a threat made on Facebook relating to shooting up a Santa Maria school, which resulted in an Orcutt man getting mental health treatment. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

SLO County races close to being decided

Following another vote count, Arroyo Grande Councilman Caren Ray is now close to mathematically clinching the race to become the South County city’s next mayor, unseating incumbent Jim Hill. [Cal Coast Times] San Luis Obispo County election officials counted ballots... (Continue reading)

A failed try to kill CalCoastNews

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Six years ago today, an article was published on CalCoastNews that would forever reshape the lives of its authors and their families — and ultimately those of the article’s subjects. The article discussed questionable practices by... (Continue reading)

New hotel with bar and skee-ball opens in SLO

A 100-room boutique hotel with a restaurant, bar and retro games has opened at the location in San Luis Obispo previously occupied by a Holiday Inn. [Cal Coast Times] The Kinney SLO is a project of Orange County-based Pacifica Hotels.... (Continue reading)

Let’s stop wasting our votes

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT My votes for San Luis Obispo City Council just got wasted again. Just like in 2016. Just like before that. Election after election, my votes play no role in electing anyone to a council that then... (Continue reading)

Northern California fire becomes deadliest in state history

As fires ravage Northern and Southern California, an unusually high death toll is mounting, and one of the blazes has become the deadliest in state history. [Cal Coast Times] The Northern California Camp Fire has killed at least 42 people,... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly staffer in critical condition after intoxicated driver hit her

The woman who was knocked unconscious on a San Luis Obispo street by an alleged DUI driver on Friday is a Cal Poly staff member. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 7 a.m. Friday, Lilianne Tang, 26, was crossing the street... (Continue reading)

Truck catches fire on Highway 166, blaze spreads into brush

A commercial vehicle caught on fire Monday morning on Highway 166, which then sparked a brush fire east of Santa Maria, according to Cal Fire. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 9 a.m., the vehicle, which appears to be a large... (Continue reading)