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Proposition 1 too close to call, campaign back on

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mental health ballot measure, which had appeared to be on pace to pass, remains too close to call, and opponents of the initiative have revived their campaign against it. [Cal Matters] Proposition 1 would... (Continue reading)

Recap of arrest and citations in SLO during St. Patrick’s Day weekend

By KAREN VELIE Despite double fines for large gatherings and alcohol related offenses, thousands of people gathered near Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Double fines last weekend in the St. Patrick’s Day safety enhancement... (Continue reading)

Is Pismo Beach’s reclaimed water project doomed?

By KAREN VELIE After expending millions of dollars and thousands of hours of time, representatives of Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach on Monday all but pulled the plug on Central Coast Blue, a regional recycled water project. In... (Continue reading)

SLO County stopped from removing homeless from safe parking site

Homeless parking site

By KAREN VELIE A judge approved a temporary restraining order on Friday that blocks the closure of a safe parking site off Highway 1 near the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, where 16 people currently reside. The site was... (Continue reading)

This week’s San Luis Obispo County government meetings

By CalCoastNews staff The Paso Robles City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on March 19 in the council chambers. The council will consider increasing its own compensation by 10% and travel allowance by 20%, under Item K-2 on the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles elementary school locked down as police make arrests in parking lot

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officials locked down Pat Butler Elementary School in Paso Robles Monday morning as a pair of suspects attempted to evade police in the school’s parking lot, leading to officers smashing the wanted individuals’ car window and arresting... (Continue reading)

Does every voice in Grover Beach matter?

OPINION by ANNEMARIE SWIFT I have been thinking a lot about Grover Beach lately. A small little beach town, home to many people, roughly thirteen thousand. All kinds of people. Every race, color, creed, gender, single, married, families, old, young,... (Continue reading)

Big fun at Cuesta College

By DELL FRANKLIN Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  Franklin’s memoir, “The ballplayer’s Son” is... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly students damage property in San Luis Obispo, video

By KAREN VELIE An estimated 6,000 to 7,000 people gathered near the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus on Saturday morning for the annual Saint Fratty’s Day celebration. Students damaged dorms, broke glass and left trash throughout the area. Beginning... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Arnold to to interview SLO County administrator candidates

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors met last week to interview the final candidates for the empty county administrator position, however, Supervisor Debbie Arnold was unable to attend. The board then elected to provide Arnold... (Continue reading)