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Arroyo Grande chief’s history of sexual harassment allegations

Complaints of sexual harassment against Arroyo Grande Police Chief Steve Annibali and his former commander John Hough appear to mirror allegations two women made against  them while they worked for the Breckenridge Colorado police department, according to the 1998 and... (Continue reading)

App mute on moles at union meetings

Paso Robles City Manager Jim App and Police Chief Lisa Solomon allegedly used spies during negotiations last year with police officers’ union representatives and later discussed the practice in emails. Members of the Police Officers Association (PRPOA) reacted sharply to the... (Continue reading)

Oceano troubles persist

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Oceano residents and District Board members of the Community Services District seem enamored with Interim General Manager, Tom Geaslen, so much so that they rushed to hire him last June.  Admittedly the district was in need... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College struggles with debt

Cuesta College’s board will decide in three weeks if as many as 50 positions will be eliminated as the institution struggles to close a $3 million budget deficit. President Gil Stork said Tuesday his plan also envisions shaving of courses... (Continue reading)

Opening night, Cal Poly Opera

In a major expansion of OperaSLO’s artistic and educational mission, Opera San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly’s Student Opera Theater collaborated in a production of Puccini’s Suor Angelica Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar. If you would like... (Continue reading)

Answering the eyeglass critics

OPINION by ROBERT THOMAS Upon reviewing the responses to my editorial regarding the lack of optometric treatment provided to prisoners at the California Men's Colony (CMC), I feel compelled to make a few comments and provide some facts. First, I admit... (Continue reading)

Tax gap costing all Californians

Potential tax dollars lost to the “underground economy” deprives California’s coffers of as much as $10 billion annually, a study by the state’s Franchise Tax Board suggests. Other tax-avoiding techniques contribute to the deficit, the study notes, such as non-filing... (Continue reading)

New SLO parking meters to take credit cards

San Luis Obispo is working to replace 400 parking meters with new units that will also take credit cards while charging $1.50 an hour for parking, an increase of 25 cents an hour. Last year, the City Council approved the... (Continue reading)

Chief Solomon ‘taking some leave’

Embattled Paso Robles Police Chief Lisa Solomon “is taking some leave,” City Manager Jim App confirmed Monday. Solomon’s on-duty sexual behavior, political activities, and improper department policies initiated since her 2007 appointment have been detailed by current and former officers, resulting... (Continue reading)

Birth Control, cartoon

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