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Your cell phone may be ratting you out

Law enforcement agencies nationwide have dramatically increased surveillance of American citizens through their cell phones over the past five years. (New York Times) With data provided by a congressional inquiry, the newspaper reported Sunday that more than 1.3 million demands... (Continue reading)

Atascadero woman dies in rollover crash

An Atascadero woman died Sunday in a rollover crash  in Idaho just north of the Utah border. [IdahoStateJournal] Carol R. Bassett, 55, of Atascadero was driving a 2005 Ford Escape when the car drifted off the left side of the... (Continue reading)

Gilbert and Sullivan at Tolosa Winery, event photos

OperaSLO’s 26th season features world-class artists performing in some of San Luis Obispo County’s most elegant homes and wineries. Last week, Gilbert and Sullivan entertained guests at the at Tolosa Winery in Edna Valley. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’... (Continue reading)

High-speed rail may sink tax plan

UPDATE July 7: The state senate Friday approved the high-speed rail project without a vote to spare, sending the bill to the governor for his signature. Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative has a lot of support among California voters, but... (Continue reading)

Concerts in the Plaza, event photos

Old-school funk rocked San Luis Obispo last Friday with Burning James and the Funky Flames performing at Concerts in the Plaza. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar. If you would like to buy a high resolution print of... (Continue reading)

Teen sexually assaulted in SLO

San Luis Obispo police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a girl in her late teens Tuesday afternoon on the 1400 block of Marsh Street. The teen was entering a business complex when a man approached her from... (Continue reading)

Gearhart indicted, facing 300 years in federal prison

Update: Under the original story. Onetime Atascadero “Person of the Year” and prominent North County land developer Kelly Gearhart has been indicted by a federal grand jury and faces 16 charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. Investigators... (Continue reading)

Speak out, be shredded

Several familiar CalCoastNews readers were singled out for verbal assault in Thursday’s edition of New Times’ vapid version of what now passes for the “Shredder,” rejuvenating and intensifying the saga of Lisa Solomon-Chitty, Paso Robles’ erstwhile chief of police. The... (Continue reading)

An American tradition lives on in Atascadero

Kids from The Learning Tree Preschool in Atascadero and their parents patrolled El Camino Real on the 4th of July, waving the American flag and shouting to passing motorists, “Happy Birthday, America!”... (Continue reading)

Jury: schools should seek more tax money

Paso Robles schools are providing an example for other county districts, and it’s not a good one, according to a report by the San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury. Deeper budget cuts and more taxing talk is recommended by the... (Continue reading)