Simultaneous protests for Paso Robles

Two separate but parallel demonstrations Tuesday in Paso Robles will highlight perceived mismanagement by top city and school officials. Teachers will be a rally at Paso Robles School District board’s 6 p.m. meeting at district headquarters, 800 Niblick Road, to... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College accreditation imperiled

BY KAREN VELIE Cuesta College administrators said today the institution faces the threat of finding itself without accreditation. The Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), located in Novato, issued an order to show cause why Cuesta College’s accreditation... (Continue reading)

Paso schools face budget woes, teacher strike

An unexplained $1.59 million deficit in Paso Robles School District’s (PRSD) current budget has the district teetering on the brink of insolvency and under threat of a state takeover while local officials target teachers’ pay as a possible solution. In response,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles’ police protection dwindling

Rattled by a recent spike in violent crime, several Paso Robles police officers are questioning the impact the department’s current policy of not always responding to some criminal activities is having on public safety. Paso Robles has been operating under a... (Continue reading)

Gov. Brown’s pension reform plans

Gov. Jerry Brown has provided the language for his 12-point pension reform plan to the Legislature’s Conference Committee on Public Employee Pensions. [SacramentoBee] Before the governor’s plan can be placed on the Nov. 6 ballot, a two-thirds majority vote of... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed against plastic bag ban

A pro-plastic bag coalition filed a suit on Thursday in San Luis Obispo County’s Superior Court attempting to set aside the recently approved-county anti-plastic bag ordinance. [Tribune] On behalf of the Save the Plastic Bag Coalition, attorney Stephen L. Joseph... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly recognizes local photographer

At a forum on Monday, Feb 6, Cal Poly is honoring the work of a local photographer, while also celebrating diversity on campus. “Celebrating Diversity,” held in conjunction with Black History Month, begins at 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts... (Continue reading)

Columbia Journalism Review features CCN

A respected national professional journalism publication has recognized CalCoastNews for its impressive entry into the electronic investigative news business. [Columbia Journalism Review] “The stories the site produces reverberate across the Central Coast,” wrote Chasen Marshall for Columbia Journalism Review’s “The... (Continue reading)

Police chief under fire for retaliating against her men

A Paso Robles police officer, who says his numerous attempts to force the chief to run the department in a legal and productive manner were rebuffed, filed a claim against the city in December and plans to follow up with... (Continue reading)

Taco Temple in Morro Bay raided for drugs

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies raided Taco Temple in Morro Bay on Wednesday afternoon in connection with a drug operation, sources and witnesses said. Deputies arrested Efrain Ramirez, 44, the restaurant's kitchen manager, for transporting narcotics. He remains in San... (Continue reading)