California lawmakers pass budget on time

California lawmakers raced up to the deadline Wednesday to send a budget proposal to Gov. Jerry Brown that contains further cuts to education, additional fees and many of the “gimmicks” that he repeatedly pledged to avoid in order to close... (Continue reading)

Americans die younger than other nations

Americans are living longer than ever before, but compared with the healthiest nations in the world, their life expectancy is shorter and falling behind. Even Californians, who fare better than the national average, are living shorter lives than their peers... (Continue reading)

Black bear kills chickens in San Luis Obispo

A 500-pound black bear broke into a chicken coop at the 1800 block of San Luis Drive in San Luis Obispo early Wednesday morning and began killing chickens. Police fired pepper balls at the bear in order to drive it... (Continue reading)

Parkinson pledges to reopen Smart investigation

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson renewed his pledge Tuesday night to reopen the investigation into missing Cal Poly student Kristin Smart. [KSBY] Parkinson made the comments at a public forum in Cambria, one in a series of recent... (Continue reading)

Suspect wanted in San Luis Obispo stabbing

UPDATE: Following up on a tip, San Luis Obispo police arrested suspect Jesus Gitierrez at Laguna Lake on Tuesday afternoon. He was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on an assault with a deadly weapon charge with a parole... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man stabs ex-girlfriend

A San Luis Obispo resident stabbed his ex-girlfriend multiple times in an alleged attempt to kill her on Tuesday at about 3:25 a.m., police said. At 3:10 a.m., several family members and friends of John Charles Ramos, 21, called police... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police officer hits pedestrian

An Arroyo Grande police officer hit a pedestrian on Wesley Street in the Village shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday. The unnamed officer was making a left turn in his police car from West Branch Street to Wesley Street when... (Continue reading)

SLO County plans to cut health clinic funding

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors agreed at a meeting on Monday to cut $800,000 from Community Health Centers of the Central Coast. Plans to reduce the CHC’s budgets from $3 million to $2.2 million could result in... (Continue reading)

Facebook fatigue?

New figures released Monday report that Facebook, the popular social networking site, lost members in both the U.S. and Canada last month. [AFP] Facebook had 687 million members at the start of June, said Inside Facebook, which closely tracks developments... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo firefighter allegedly a wedding basher

A San Luis Obispo firefighter who put one man in the hospital during a wedding after-party earlier this month, allegedly bashed another man over the head with a full bottle of champagne during a 1997 wedding in Los Osos. CalCoastNews has... (Continue reading)