Man stabbed several times at Heritage Ranch

An attacker stabbed a man several times during an argument Thursday evening at Heritage Ranch outside of Paso Robles. [SLO Tribune] Sheriff’s deputies are searching for the suspect, who fled before they arrived at a home on Eagle Point lane... (Continue reading)

Thousands of squid attract sharks to the Central Coast

An abundance of Humboldt squid, which have been spotted in the Pacific Ocean along the Central Coast of California, could be attracting sharks. [KCOY] During El Niño years, the squid, which grow up to 6 feet and 100 pounds, venture... (Continue reading)

State prisoner decline stalls

California judges are proving to be the biggest impediment to officials’ mandated efforts to reduce state prison populations. (Los Angeles Times) An analysis of plans by California administration and prison officials to comply with a federal court order is faltering,... (Continue reading)

State Democrats file FPPC complaint on Maldonado

California Democrats requested Wednesday that the California Fair Political Practices Commission investigate whether Republican Congressional candidate Abel Maldonado violated state law by not disclosing two campaign fundraisers in 2007 [McClatchy]. The California Democratic Party complaint attempts to link Maldonado’s tax... (Continue reading)

SLO builders face steep fees for minor development

San Luis Obispo business and property owners who wish to make additions to their buildings and homes face a common obstacle in the city, higher than usual fees. Though local developers face fees no matter their location, builders in the... (Continue reading)

Family members sue over pedestrian death

The family of a woman who was struck by a vehicle and killed while crossing Shell Beach Road have filed a lawsuit against the city of Pismo Beach and the Cliffs Resort claiming her death could have been prevented if... (Continue reading)

County prevails again in COLAB smart growth suit

A state appellate court upheld an earlier ruling Tuesday that San Luis Obispo County did not need to prepare an environmental impact report when adopting its smart-growth policies. [SLO Tribune] The 2nd District Court of Appeals ruled against the Coalition... (Continue reading)

Movie review: Cloud Atlas

By MIRANDA FORESMAN I don’t suggest seeing Cloud Atlas unless you are in a particularly open-minded state and willing to be confused. For three hours. The collaboration between the directors (the Wachowskis of Matrix fame and Tom Tykwer, known for... (Continue reading)

Cambria Scarecrow Festival, event photos

During the month of October, more than 200 of the most artistic, creative and lively scarecrows line the streets of Cambria in an event sponsored by the Cambria Historical Society. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar. If you would... (Continue reading)

Central Coast is fungi heaven

The nation’s second-biggest (legal) mushroom producing area can be found on the Central Coast. (San Francisco Chronicle) Only Pennsylvania, where mushroom farming was pioneered, puts to market the volume and variety of edible fungus that can be found in the... (Continue reading)