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Weekend spotlight: Olive Festival in Paso Robles

By KARLEE PRAZAK The Central Coast will see more than just cars, good food and family-friendly events this weekend. One Grammy Award-winning band will steal the spotlight as it rocks the night away to a fan-filled audience. The iconic band... (Continue reading)

World’s largest rodent found in Paso Robles wastewater

A species of the world’s largest rodent, a capybara, was discovered July 22 by Nick Camp at the Paso Robles Wastewater Treatment Plant. [Huffington Post] Kamp took photographs of the animal, which can grow up to weigh 145 pounds and... (Continue reading)

California home sales hit new low in July

California home sales dropped to their lowest level in 16 years last month as potential buyers held off purchases because of unstable markets and fears stemming from the debt ceiling debate. [Business Week.com] An estimated 34,695 new and resale houses... (Continue reading)

Victim sues former city councilman Ed Arnold for alleged beating

An Arroyo Grande city employee who was the alleged victim of a home burglary and physical beating by former city councilman Ed Arnold in 2009 is suing for bodily injuries and emotional distress. [The Tribune] Arnold, who pleaded no contest... (Continue reading)

Raising money for Baby Naya and Pastor Doug

Friends and community leaders are coming forward to help two different Central Coast families face the tough challenge of paying unexpected medical bills. Jamie Maraviglia-Manalo, director of marketing at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande, gave birth to a baby... (Continue reading)

Carter under fire for using city resources in special election

Members of the San Luis Obispo public safety workers' unions want to know why city councilman Andrew Carter is possibly violating the law in his attempts to overturn binding arbitration and implement pension reform during August's special election involving Measures... (Continue reading)

Incubus coming to Avila Beach in October

By COLIN JONES Alt-rock icons Incubus are coming to the the Avila Beach Golf Resort for a weeknight concert on Thursday, October 13, CalCoastNews.com has learned. Times, tickets and guests have yet to be announced. The Calabasas-based quintet play regularly... (Continue reading)

PG&E missing key San Bruno documents

New federal findings, released Monday, report that Pacific Gas & Electric is unable to find key documents about the section of natural gas pipeline that exploded last fall in San Bruno and has depended on faulty or nonexistent data to... (Continue reading)

Cell phone fines for drivers may increase

Legislation that would significantly increase fines for drivers who talk on cell phones or text was approved Monday and needs only Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. [Chronicle] The bill, SB 28, also prohibits bicyclists from texting or talking on a phone,... (Continue reading)

Salinas will consider ban on polystyrene takeout boxes

The Salinas City Council will consider today whether to ban polystyrene “takeout” boxes, which tend to break up over time and leach out toxic chemicals, and are considered a major source of marine pollution and litter, environmentalists say. [The Salinas... (Continue reading)