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Prominent architect challenges Marx for mayor seat

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo businessman Steve Barasch announced Tuesday he plans to run for mayor in November against incumbent Jan Marx. The founder and president of Barasch Architects and Associates, Barasch has been outspoken about the city’s fiscal... (Continue reading)

House votes for oil drilling off California coast

In an election-year swipe at President Barack Obama’s energy policies, the Republican-led House on Wednesday voted to revoke Obama’s five-year plan for offshore drilling, replacing it with its own more ambitious plan for gas development that opens up areas of... (Continue reading)

Man attacked with hammer in Paso Robles

Officers arrested a 38-year-old man for attempted murder Tuesday after he allegedly beat a man with a hammer in rural Paso Robles. Roger Glenn West allegedly hit the unnamed victim multiple times with a hammer during a dispute over money... (Continue reading)

SLO County Renaissance Festival, 2nd set of event photos

Royalty, knights and peasants drank grog and made merry at San Luis Obispo County’s most unique festival, the annual Renaissance Festival on Saturday. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar. If you would like to buy a high resolution print... (Continue reading)

Abel Maldonado fails to disclose tax returns

Republican congressional candidate Abel Maldonado continues to refuse to release his tax returns, even after he agreed to do so more than four weeks ago. [KSBY] In response to a challenge by his opponent, Congresswoman Lois Capps who had released... (Continue reading)

A new Delta water plan rolls out

A controversial conveyance project designed to transport more fresh water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has changed form but it remains the bane of conservation groups and a number of major agricultural interests. The Delta provides water for the State... (Continue reading)

KCBX to stop airing supervisor meetings

By KAREN VELIE KCBX announced they no longer planned to air the San Luis Obispo County Boards of Supervisor meetings in a letter to the county received on Monday. In the letter, KCBX General Manager Frank Lanzone said the station... (Continue reading)

New SLO County administrator announced

Dan Buckshi is the new San Luis Obispo County administrative officer, the Board of Supervisors announced on Tuesday. Buckshi succeeds Jim Grant, who recently announced his plan to retire in September. The county picked  Buckshi, who has served as the... (Continue reading)

Supervisors reject anti-free speech ordinance

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday rejected a proposed ordinance that would have limited free speech and a person’s right to assemble after more than an hour of public speakers objecting to what they called... (Continue reading)

Central Coast Renaissance Festival, event photos

Royalty, knights and peasants drank grog and made merry at San Luis Obispo County’s most unique festival, the annual Renaissance Festival on Saturday. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar. If you would like to buy a high resolution print... (Continue reading)