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Peter Douglas steps down from Coastal Commission

After 26 years as executive director of the California Coastal Commission, Peter Douglas, an outspoken opponent of coastal development who helped write the state’s landmark Coastal Act, announced his retirement Wednesday. [Los Angeles Times] Douglas, 68, has been fighting lung... (Continue reading)

Sen. Harry Reid: Save California’s high-speed rail project

As concern grows over costs for a high-speed rail system in California, and amid talk of scrapping the project, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that abandoning the multi-million dollar venture would be “short sighted.” [San Francisco Chronicle] Speaking... (Continue reading)

Jim Patterson decides to go for three

Jim Patterson announced his intentions Wednesday to break the so-called “5th District curse” and win a third term on the  San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. [Tribune] Both David Blakely and Mike Ryan previously failed in their attempts at... (Continue reading)

Parents say investigation into train victim’s death is ‘sluggish’

Parents of a Paso Robles man they believe was murdered said the city’s police investigation has been hampered by lack of resources and staff. [see the full report at KCCN.TV] Bryan Brady was just hours into his 21st year when... (Continue reading)

Stand-Up to Cancer Comedy Show, event photos

It was all about laughing for a cause at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion Saturday night with Lizette Mizelle hosting, The Big Laugh Stand-Up to Cancer Comedy Night, in support of cancer awareness on the Central Coast. Beginning with live music... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter revoked

Less than three months after Cal Poly’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity came under fire over a reported rape, the university has moved to revoke the San Luis Obispo chapter. [KEYT] A campus investigation was launched after a woman alleged she... (Continue reading)

Alleged kidnapper tells judge she’s CIA agent

A woman accused of abducting a 4-year-old boy from an Atascadero homeless shelter told a judge during a video-conference arraignment Tuesday that she was “guilty with an explanation.” [The Tribune] Annette Hale, 52, spoke to Judge John Trice from County... (Continue reading)

Light brown apple moths found in Cayucos

Two light brown apple moths were discovered in Cayucos in traps set in residential landscapes by San Luis Obispo County agriculture inspectors. [The Tribune] Additional traps have been set throughout the area to gauge the extent of the infestation. The... (Continue reading)

Movie Review: Cowboys & Aliens

By MIRANDA FORESMAN This year’s summer movies are made of comic books, big names, and huge budgets. Cowboys & Aliens has the proper ingredients, but, alas, the end result feels way over-baked. Inspired by a graphic novel, Cowboys & Aliens... (Continue reading)

Snoop Dogg in SLO Tuesday night

By KARLEE PRAZAK The “Doggfather” of rap Snoop Dogg will perform to a sold-out crowd at SLO Brewing Co. Tuesday night as one of the stops on his “Doggumentary Tour,” and his first stop on the Central Coast in more... (Continue reading)