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)

Down the rabbit hole with Golden 1

OPINION By HILARY GRANT It’s not a pretty thought, but here goes, just the same: when I heard that an armed thug had handily made off with $4,000 from The Golden 1 Credit Union in SLO in May, I knew... (Continue reading)

Small town judges more likely to be disciplined

California judges who work in smaller communities, are elected or who have been previously disciplined were more likely to be sanctioned for misconduct during the past two decades, according to figures from the California Commission on Judicial Performance. [CaliforniaWatch] California... (Continue reading)

Boy drowns in Santa Ynez swimming hole

A holiday outing turned to tragedy Wednesday afternoon, as rescue personnel were unable to revive an 8-year-old boy who disappeared in a pool on the Santa Ynez River in the Los Padres National Forest. [Noozhawk] The boy, whose name and... (Continue reading)

Judge orders SLO police to stop ticketing homeless

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge granted a preliminary injunction barring police from ticketing homeless who sleep in their vehicles, in a ruling on Tuesday. In April, attorneys Saro Rizzo and Stew Jenkins filed a... (Continue reading)

Mesa land sale offer on table

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A 17-acre parcel atop the Nipomo Mesa would make an ideal site to augment the region’s future water supply, perhaps with a desalting plant, says a prominent local businessman, but water officials appear lukewarm to the idea.... (Continue reading)