Supervisors battle property advocates on ag ordinance

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is trying to finalize revisions to a contentious “ag cluster” ordinance before Debbie Arnold replaces Jim Patterson in January. [Tribune] Proposed changes to the ordinance make it more difficult for rural landowners... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande votes for new police station

The Arroyo Grande City Council voted 3-2 to on Tuesday to approve the construction of a new police station to be built on a portion of Old Ranch Road and West Branch Street. [NewTimes] Staff recommended the West Branch location... (Continue reading)

NCR supports Diablo Canyon’s earthquake study

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday supported a recent study by PG&E that found that Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant could withstand an earthquake along the newly discovered Shoreline Fault. [Tribune] During two open houses held in San Luis Obispo,... (Continue reading)

Avila Beach to host 2013 Amgen Tour

The Amgen tour, the largest cycling race in the United States, will include Avila Beach as a host city in 2013. On May 16, the fifth stage of the week-long race will begin in Santa Barbara and finish in Avila... (Continue reading)

Salinan tribal justice

Salinan tribal justice OPINION By JOSE FREEMAN and GREGG CASTRO This is to comment on an article published in Cal Coast News by Karen Velie on June 26, 2012. The article was entitled Tribe Losing Permission to Climb Morro Rock... (Continue reading)

Re-thinking ginkgo

By GARY FORESMAN Much confusion exists regarding the efficacy, or lack thereof, of ginkgo for the enhancement of memory. Recently a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial assessed the utility of a standardized ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) in the treatment of... (Continue reading)

Man throws tirade in downtown SLO salon

A San Luis Obispo man entered a downtown salon Tuesday evening and threw products, chairs and display items all around the business. Police first received a call about Samuel Dabill, 33, around 9 p.m. when witnesses reported seeing a man... (Continue reading)

Suspected smugglers beach panga boat near San Simeon

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a panga boat early Tuesday morning beached north of Piedras Blancas lighthouse outside of San Simeon. Around 4:15 a.m. deputies noticed an open gate to a field off Highway 1 and north of... (Continue reading)

California a not-so-golden state

A pair of extensive studies unveiled this week suggest that California doesn’t compare well to the rest of the nation in “fundamental” well-being in analysis of economic, fiscal, educational, and personal factors. The primary report was prepared by Harvard University’s... (Continue reading)

Oceano manager refuses to disclose phone records

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Oceano Community Services District General Manager Tom Geaslen entered into a contract with the OCSD last April. The contract included his $126,000 salary through the end of the year, mileage reimbursement and health benefits and a... (Continue reading)