DA’s office in secret deal to sell Pasolivo

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s office is close to finalizing a deal to sell the Pasolivo Ranch property, which is to be used to reimburse victims of the Estate Financial investment fraud. But Deputy District Attorney Steve von Dohlen... (Continue reading)

UC Regents to consider another tuition hike

University of California regents are expected to consider a proposal Thursday that would raise student tuition by at least 8 percent—and as much as 16 percent. [San Francisco Chronicle] Basic tuition could top $22,000 in just four years, not including... (Continue reading)

Four face hate crime trial

Burning a cross in the front yard of an Arroyo Grande family has earned a trial for four people accused of a hate crime, Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn Duffy ruled Monday. Duffy ruled Monday there was enough evidence to try... (Continue reading)

Central Coast residents owe millions in taxes

At least five Central Coast individuals may be targeted by a major legislative effort to penalize tax scofflaws by suspending professional or drivers’ licenses of the state’s worst offenders. Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) has pushed his bill to the... (Continue reading)

Coastal Cleanup scheduled for Saturday

More than 80,000 people are expected to participate statewide in the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 17, hoping to cleanse beaches, lakes and waterways of humanity’s blight. The event has proven popular with San Luis Obispo County volunteers in... (Continue reading)

California Faculty Association questioning administrator salaries

The California Faculty Association has launched a new online ad targeting pay packages for California State University executives – more backlash from the board of trustees’ decision in July to pay a new campus president $100,000 more than his predecessor... (Continue reading)

Green bills fared poorly in Sacramento

It’s been a bad year at the state capitol for environmental issues despite an ostensibly friendly administration, and it’s a trend being felt nationwide as the economy hemorrhages. [SanJoseMercuryNews] Representatives of many California environmental interest groups had hoped that Gov.... (Continue reading)

Transparency for Cal Poly Foundation

A bill aimed at opening the financial records of California’s institutions of higher education was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. “It is a major move forward for transparency,” said Tim O’Keefe, retired Cal Poly faculty and current... (Continue reading)

Jackson’s family planned to help him flee a conviction

Michael Jackson’s family planned to fly the singer out of the United States rather than see him jailed if he was convicted at his 2005 child abuse trial in Santa Maria, his brother Jermaine Jackson told the Times of London... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo soldier on 9/11, family and deployment

By JAVIER DURAN Like every other American 9/11 changed the way I viewed life and our vulnerability, as a country, in our small world. No longer did I feel comfortable leaving my house, city, state, country without the fear of... (Continue reading)