Morro Bay police officer’s guns stolen

A Morro Bay police officer who left two guns in an unlocked vehicle parked in San Luis Obispo discovered early Friday morning someone had stolen the weapons. Former San Luis Obispo City Councilman and Mothers Tavern owner Paul Brown left an... (Continue reading)

Proposed federal ag child labor regulations overreaching

OPINION By JOHN SALISBURY Mercy, Mercy! Please deliver us from these nanny-state unregulated regulators who have set their sights on agriculture child labor laws. If you have chanced upon my columns in the Avila Community News, Cal Coast News, or... (Continue reading)

Gesell takes SLO police helm

San Luis Obispo’s new police chief, Stephen Gesell, will be introduced Tuesday by city officials following what is being described as a “competitive recruitment and intensive selection process.” Most recently, Gesell was interim police chief in Atascadero following a 20-year... (Continue reading)

Our top news picks of the year

Picking the top CalCoastNews stories of 2011 is no easy chore, but fortunately we have our readers to help with the selections. And while the numbers don’t always tell the whole story, it helps to know which stories have been... (Continue reading)

Two killed in Paso Robles crashes

Two people are dead and one is seriously injured as the result of two crashes that occurred in Paso Robles on Sunday morning. Shortly after 3 a.m., the driver of a Ford pickup traveling westbound on Linne Road near Long... (Continue reading)

Robber hits Paso Robles Walmart

A man robbed the Walmart on Niblick Road in Paso Robles on Saturday at about 7:30 p.m. taking an undisclosed amount of cash. The man waited in the store’s return line and then walked up to the counter with a... (Continue reading)

Community college changes on horizon

California’s public education system has been a world-class model of efficiency and affordability for five decades, but no longer. Gradual overloading and budget restraints have gutted the once-proud model, and that in turn is opening the door for enterprising private,... (Continue reading)

24 arson fires set in Pismo Beach

Two alleged arsonists were arrested in Pismo Beach on Thursday for setting 24 small fires. [KSBY] The pair allegedly ignited the fires in woodland areas north of Oak Park Boulevard and east of James Way around 4 p.m. Firefighters from... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman jailed after tampering with ankle bracelet

Deputies arrested a Paso Robles woman Wednesday after the ankle bracelet she had been wearing sent a signal that she had tampered with the monitoring device. Jean Michele Cross, 60, who was due to turn herself in to federal authorities,... (Continue reading)

Court eradicates redevelopment agencies

State budget writers can scrub redevelopment funds used by California cities to redevelop blighted areas, the state’s supreme Court ruled today. [LATimes] As a result of the decision, San Luis Obispo County’s five redevelopment agencies stand to lose a combined... (Continue reading)