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Atascadero dad tricks kids into believing in Ewoks

Atascadero graphic designer Anthony Herrera likes to play a game called “Find the Ewok” with his daughter. So on a recent trip to Sequoia National Park, Herrera told her that Ewoks, made popular through the “Star Wars” movies, lived among... (Continue reading)

SLO man murdered in Wasco Prison cell

A 50-year-old San Luis Obispo man serving time in Wasco State Prison for a parole violation was found dead Tuesday, and his cellmate, former actor Joseph Son, is charged with murder. The victim has not yet been identified, but authorities... (Continue reading)

SLO Chief behind open carrying legislation

San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deborah Linden launched the successful effort to criminalize the open carrying of unloaded handguns in public, wrote Dave Maggard, president of the California Police Chiefs Association, in an email. On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown announced... (Continue reading)

E. coli found in California ground beef

Meat samples from a Los Angeles company that ships ground beef to restaurants have been found to be contaminated with E. coli and a recall has been initiated, according to government officials. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and... (Continue reading)

Central Coast Railroad Festival, event photos

As part of the Third Annual Central Coast Railroad Festival, attendees left Grover Beach on the Pacific Surfliner and headed to the San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station for a celebration at the Freight House. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’... (Continue reading)

Online poker? First one’s free

Political fighting in California over the issue of online gaming has veered from the moral path to the road to profits. Faced with looming federal legislation legalizing and regulating online gambling games such as poker, state lawmakers and a bevy... (Continue reading)

Man blamed for deadly crash identified

Officers arrested 55-year-old Jeffrey LaChance of Paso Robles for allegedly causing an accident that left one woman dead Monday afternoon. LaChance was driving northbound on Highway 1 south of Hearst Castle when he attempted to pass a tour bus. He... (Continue reading)

Understanding greed

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN I’m greedy. When I do my taxes, I don’t ask myself, “what’s the fair amount I should pay?’  Nope.  I just attempt to follow the byzantine tax rules as best as I can hoping I don’t... (Continue reading)

School lunches open Pandora’s Box

Clarification: The state’s report on Cayucos Elementary’s percentage of students on the free or reduced lunch program appears to be incorrect as the report misstates the number of students in the school and the 100 percent is based on that... (Continue reading)

Netflix drops controversial Qwikster plan

Netflix, the country’s leading movie rental business, has decided to drop their controversial plan to create two separate websites—one for DVDs and one for streaming. [LATimes] However, a recent price increase that led to a backlash from consumers and a... (Continue reading)