California Men’s Colony accused of gross negligence

OPINION By ROBERT THOMAS Recently, it has been suggested that administration of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) prisoner health care system by a federal oversight agency be ended and authority returned to CDCR. However, the current federal... (Continue reading)

Oceano woman allegedly delivers marijuana to jail

An Oceano woman is accused of attempting to smuggle a baggie of marijuana to a friend incarcerated at the San Luis Obispo County Jail. Shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputy arrested Helen Bace,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles claims the computer did it

Paso Robles city officials have repeatedly provided conflicting crime statistics and falsified documents in an apparent attempt to bolster claims the city’s crime rate is down. While Police Chief Lisa Solomon continues her claim that crime has been reduced under her... (Continue reading)

Movie review: The Artist, silence is golden

By Miranda Foresman Ever the skeptic, I questioned the critical hullabaloo when I heard about The Artist and all of its splendor. This weekend, courtesy of the Fair Oaks Theater in Arroyo Grande, I became a believer. The novelty of... (Continue reading)

Feds rationalize pot law pursuit

A top U.S. attorney Tuesday reemphasized the federal government’s continuing interest in busting medical marijuana dispensaries in California. In a Sacramento Press Club talk, Benjamin Wagner of the Eastern District attempted to explain the reasons that stepped-up enforcement has resulted... (Continue reading)

15 protesters arrested at Vandenberg

Vandenberg Air Force Base police arrested 15 protesters who trespassed onto federal property shortly before Saturday’s successful launch of an unarmed Minuteman III ballistic missile. Those arrested said they were peacefully protesting “anti-nuclear missile defense.” Vandenberg officials will release more... (Continue reading)

Brown maintains favorable standing

Gov. Jerry Brown still has a favorable approval rating, according to a new Field Poll just released, but the state’s lawmaking body did not fare nearly as well. Brown’s approval has slipped slightly from last year, but he still commands... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police union votes no confidence in chief

Amid the investigation into two officer involved shootings, the Santa Maria Police Officers Association announced Friday it has no confidence in Police Chief Danny Macagni. [LompocRecord] The union sent out ballots to its 119 members and 93 ballots were returned.... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man stabbed multiple times

A man angry over a woman stabbed his rival multiple times in the chest and head on Friday at a home on Longbranch Avenue in Grover Beach, police said. Police said Armando Campos, 37, forced his way past his ex-girlfriend,... (Continue reading)

Ann and Roger, cartoon

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