Local family’s story of the ether rapist on Dr. Phil

OPINION By ROBERT SACHS This morning I was contacted by an NBC affiliate in Oklahoma.  The reporter was asking me if I was the person who wrote the article that appeared in the CalCoastNews over two years ago about the... (Continue reading)

Pair accused of doing meth in front of a child

A man and a woman are suspected of doing methamphetamine at a hotel room they shared with the woman’s nine-year-old son. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested Clyde Cody Roberts, 22 of San Miguel and Shanna Diane Calderwood, 34,... (Continue reading)

Oceano man stabbed multiple times

An unknown suspect stabbed an Oceano man repeatedly early Thursday morning. The victim, a 23-year-old man, was in his car on Highway 101 during the attack. At about 2 a.m., the victim checked himself into the emergency room at Arroyo... (Continue reading)

Kafkaesque nightmare at county mental health facility

San Luis Obispo County's claim that it is not responsible for the brutal attacks of women at its mental health facility on Johnson Avenue was thrown out by a judge on Feb. 8. Superior Court Judge Dodie Harman ruled against the... (Continue reading)

No hay for lottery winners’ horses

A California lottery winner was arrested Wednesday after Fresno County sheriff’s deputies found eight starving horses on the ranch Jose Francisco Romo purchased following his $40 million win in 2001. According to reports in the Fresno Bee, Romo, 47, has... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College faculty speak to accreditation problems

OPINION By CUESTA COLLEGE FEDERATION TEACHERS Given the recent news about Cuesta College being required to “show cause” as to why it should remain an accredited institution, the Cuesta College faculty wish to help our local community better understand what... (Continue reading)

SLO city, union hit impasse

San Luis Obispo city Manager Katie Lichtig announced negotiations with the employees’ union have stalled prompting the city to officially report Wednesday that their bargaining efforts are at an impasse. As a result, negotiations will transition into a more formal... (Continue reading)

State’s job outlook brightens

New jobs in California added over the next two years should decrease the state’s unemployment rate to 10 percent, according to an optimistic economic forecast by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. [Los Angeles Times] Predictions are for 500,000... (Continue reading)

Burglary suspect arrested in Grover Beach

Police arrested a man they suspect burglarized numerous cars in the communities of Oceano, Grover Beach and Arroyo Grande early Wednesday morning. Grover Beach police found Matthew Ortega, 21, inside a car on Oak Park Boulevard that did not belong... (Continue reading)

What is going on in Paso Robles?

OPINION By GARY NEMETH I attended the council meeting on Feb. 7 as I wanted to receive firsthand information on what the community wanted to convey to the council. I was able to ask questions of both sides, which I... (Continue reading)