Gibson and Marx lose bid for Coastal Commission

Brian Brennan, a Ventura city councilman and a member of the Surfrider Foundation, was appointed to the California Coastal Commission over San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx and County Supervisor Bruce Gibson. A coalition of 10 statewide environmental and coastal... (Continue reading)

Parolee threatens to kill policeman

San Luis Obispo Police arrested a parolee who threatened to kill officers before violently resisting arrest on Thursday at 4 a.m. Responding to a call that an agitated man was yelling profanities at Santa Rosa Park, officers were confronted by... (Continue reading)

Mudslide closes Highway 1

Another mudslide pushed rock and dirt onto Highway 1 shutting down the highway at Alder Creek in Monterey County. Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is open as an alternate route into Big Sur, however Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol advise against any... (Continue reading)

Doctors testify on murder suspect’s competency

Doctors from Patton State Hospital testified in Santa Maria today that Lee Leeds is competent to stand trial for the murder of four people including his father. [KSBY] In March 2008, Lee Leeds reportedly shot the four men at his... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s open house packs hotels

Cal Poly’s 18th annual open house kicks off tomorrow and is expected to bring thousands of visitors to San Luis Obispo and a welcome surge to the local economy over the weekend. Many Central Coast hotels including San Luis Obispo's Embassy... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande oilfields to use reclaimed water

Owners of an Arroyo Grande oilfield have signed a deal with Veolia Environmental to design, build and operate a 45,000-barrel per day reclaimed water facility under a 12-year agreement. [AmericanBankingNews] In 2009, Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP) drilled seven... (Continue reading)

Oceano manager’s history of mismanagement

Amid allegations of mismanagement, some former Oceano Community Service District (OCSD) directors question how similar problems from General Manager Raffaele Montemurro’s past were not disclosed in a background check performed shortly before his hiring in 2009. During Montemurro’s two-year stint as... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay commissioner under fire

John Diodati, who chaired the Morro Bay City Planning Commission when it unanimously voted against the city's proposed wastewater treatment plant project in December, is being targeted for removal from the Commission by Carla Borchard, a member of the Morro... (Continue reading)

Tenet launches legal war against rival suitor

Tenet Healthcare filed a complaint today against rival hospital operator Community Health Systems (CHS) accusing the company of systematically bilking Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars—a move that caused both companies’ stocks to plummet. [SanFranciscoChronicle] Tenet alleges the Nashville based... (Continue reading)

Getting ready to party on “Yuri’s Night”

Tuesday night is going to be a great party night—if you’re a nerd. About 300 parties are expected to happen from Los Angeles to Moscow, all marking the 50th anniversary of the first human to ever fly in space. [LA... (Continue reading)