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Plane crashes into the Oceano Dunes, one dead

A small plane crashed into the Oceano Dunes on Wednesday at about 4:20 p.m. [KSBY] The pilot, the only person aboard, died in the crash. The San Luis Obispo County Coroner is on the scene. CalCoastNews will provide more information... (Continue reading)

Ty Hill pleads guilty to murder, no death penalty

Ty Hill pled guilty to participating in the murder of Dystiny Myers on Wednesday in exchange for taking the death penalty off the table. Hill was facing the death penalty while his four co-defendants are facing murder charges in the... (Continue reading)

Movie review: Silver Linings Playbook

By MIRANDA FORESMAN I honestly can’t remember the last time I sat around waiting for a movie to hit a theater near me. Silver Linings Playbook looked like my kind of story as soon as I read about it last... (Continue reading)

Naked man in San Jose wields gun and sword on New Year’s Day

Police arrested a naked man in San Jose carrying a samurai-like sword and a loaded assault rifle on New Year’s Day. [Mercury News] “This could have gone really bad,” San Jose police spokesman told the Mercury News. “Things could have... (Continue reading)

Newspapers shrink, one expands

While most newspapers throughout the state are shrinking, one California newspaper owner has chosen to increase quality and content. [Huffington Post] The Orange County Register has increased its community news section nearly five-fold, added more investigative reporting and about 75... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly float wins humor prize in Rose Parade

The Cal Poly rose float won the Bob Hope Humor Trophy Tuesday for the most comical entry into the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade. [KCOY] Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Pamona’s joint effort float, “Tuxedo Air” consisted of penguins... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews’ top stories of 2012

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF “Law enforcement officers have names for the girls offering them sex on the beat: Badge Bunny. Holster Sniffer. Uniform Jumper. Handcuff Hugger. In Paso Robles, brethren in blue have one more: The Chief.” And with those words... (Continue reading)

CHP investigators discover video of hit and run vehicle

California Highway Patrol investigators have discovered surveillance footage of the truck involved in a hit and run that injured a San Luis Obispo Police officer on Monday morning. Investigators identified the pickup that crashed into the back of San Luis... (Continue reading)

Driver crashes into SLO police cruiser and flees

San Luis Obispo Police said a man crashed into the back of a police cruiser before fleeing northbound on Highway 101 Monday at about 6:15 a.m. Shortly after Sgt. Jeff Booth entered the highway from the Prado Road on-ramp, an... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit alleges Wallace intentionally mismanaged sewage plant

By KAREN VELIE EDITOR’S NOTE: See a claim filed by six Oceano homeowners against South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation plant administrator John Wallace at the bottom of this story. Six Oceano homeowners filed a lawsuit on Dec. 18 that claims... (Continue reading)