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Cal Poly/Saudi update: Blakeslee ‘very disturbed’

By KAREN VELIE A controversial Cal Poly/Saudi proposal has a state lawmaker “very disturbed” and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has stepped up pressure on Cal Poly President Warren Baker to take a closer look at the intended Engineering College collaboration. A... (Continue reading)

COMMENTARY: The truth about Prince Harry and Sandy Duerr

By DANIEL BLACKBURN The major media’s collegial conspiracy to hide the fact of Britain’s Prince Harry’s frontline military service in Afghanistan says much about the sad state of journalism everywhere. And what, you might be wondering, does that have to do with,... (Continue reading)

San Miguel Ranch One man’s dream is nightmare for others

By DANIEL BLACKBURN When Brent Grizzle first gazed at what he would later describe as the “gently rolling contours” around the tiny North County town of San Miguel, the developer would later note that he “immediately recognized the special potential” of... (Continue reading)

A growing flood of North County water concerns

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Water has been a major concern of North County residents ever since the mid 1990s, when vineyards started multiplying like tipsy rabbits and housing projects were being approved by local government as fast as they could be proposed. That... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly/Saudi project update: Dissent growing

BY DAN BLACKBURN AND KAREN VELIE An attempt by a group of Cal Poly professors to derail the Engineering College’s proposed collaboration with a Saudi Arabia university has itself been rebuffed, at least temporarily. Members of the Academic Senate tried... (Continue reading)

Cuesta handcuffed by big contract buyouts

By DANIEL BLACKBURN AND KAREN VELIE Cuesta College’s current accreditation woes are exacerbated by several six-figure settlements being paid to former administrators, and morale among faculty and other employees is said to be dangerously deteriorating. Threats to the community college’s accreditation –... (Continue reading)

Storm winds as environmental vigilante? County questions billboard rebuilding

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Powerful winds ripping across San Luis Obispo County in recent weeks battered, bent and broke numerous billboards along the Highway 101 and Highway 1 corridors, and now county officials are considering denying replacement of damaged signs. The county’s enforcement... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College accreditation in jeopardy

BY KAREN VELIE Cuesta College administrators said this week the institution faces the threat of finding itself without accreditation. The Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), located in Novato, has issued a warning to Cuesta College to heed its recommendations... (Continue reading)

Rabenaldt asks for apology from Pismo council

Bill Rabenaldt has been crossing swords with his fellow Pismo Beach City Council members over their recent censure of him in response to a query he made to the California Coastal Commission. ... (Continue reading)

Civil rights violation will cost ASH (and you) a grand

Two Atascadero State Hospital employees violated a patient’s Constitutional rights in 2004, a federal judge ruled in December. ... (Continue reading)

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