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Arroyo Grande students receive death threats

At least six Arroyo Grande High School students recently received phone calls and messages with threats that they will be harmed or killed. Similar calls have been reported throughout the country during the past two weeks. Police say it appears... (Continue reading)

Taste of Pismo, event photos

If 90 percent of  living is just showing up, than the other 10 percent is showing up at the right time and place. For example, Saturday afternoon’s Taste of Pismo at Dinosaur Caves Park. The Central Coast’s premier wine and... (Continue reading)

Oceano facing insolvency

Oceano district leaders are grappling with possible solutions to ward off the looming threat of insolvency. Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) general manager, Raffaele Montemurro, says the solution to the district’s financial problems is a combination of selling water rights, procuring... (Continue reading)

In the vines

By JOHN SALISBURY Well, ol’ Jack Frost nicked us the second weekend of April in Avila Valley. It got down to 32.5 just long enough to nip some of our Pinot Grigio and the Pinot Naturale block. Usually, we would... (Continue reading)

Hiring freeze at Atascadero State Hospital lifted

In response to a dramatic increase in violence at California mental hospitals, Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley said Friday that she is lifting the current hiring freeze. [LATimes] Her decision came a day after she visited Napa State... (Continue reading)

Armed robberies plague Paso Robles

Paso Robles Police are investigating a string of armed robberies of businesses on Spring Street. On Saturday night, two men demanded money from a clerk of JNJ Liquor Store at 3355 Spring St. Before fleeing the shop, one of the... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach benefit for Kinsley Wong, event photos

The Kingsley Thomas Wong fundraiser was hopping with great wine, fabulous food and music by Good Vibrations at Friday’s Pismo Beach event. Proceeds will benefit Wong, a kite surfer who was seriously injured last year. Find local events as at... (Continue reading)

McCarthy chops away at wilderness protection

Cong. Kevin McCarthy, whose district includes much of San Luis Obispo County, introduced legislation Friday designed to cut back wilderness protection efforts. [San Francisco Chronicle] McCarthy, the third ranking Republican in the House proposed a bill that would roll back the... (Continue reading)

Man shot by Taser gun remains in hospital

The condition of the man accused of assaulting and threatening to kill several San Luis Obispo Police officers was upgraded from serious condition to fair condition earlier today. Following an altercation with San Luis Obispo Police on Thursday, Jason McMaster,... (Continue reading)

Should a city manager earn more than a governor?

Local activist Kevin Rice is floating the idea of a possible ballot initiative for San Luis Obispo that would curb the salaries of city officials, especially the city manager. Rice argued in a radio interview earlier in the week that... (Continue reading)