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1001 Ashley Madison users in SLO County

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF In San Luis Obispo County, of the 1001 participants on the hookup website Ashley Madison, 978 are men and 23 are women. The largest single occupation for local users is lawyer followed by doctor. Users include pastors, school teachers, a large number of business owners, three local media executives, government workers, and […]... (Continue Reading)

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SLO County Counsel threatens CalCoastNews

UPDATE: Statements by CalCoastNews editor Bill Loving have been added to this story. By CalCoastNews staff A deputy county attorney has sent a threatening email and registered letter to CalCoastNews following publication of an article which included allegations of false testimony given by social worker Dee Torres-Hill. Court records show that Torres-Hill, the wife of […]... (Continue Reading)

San Luis Obispo City Council to negotiate Gesell’s payout

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo City staff placed an item on Tuesday’s agenda late Monday afternoon that appears to be about Chief Steve Gesell’s separation from the city. Gesell is currently on paid administrative leave. During a special SLO City Council meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the council is slated to discuss anticipated […]... (Continue Reading)

SLO police chief facing administrative leave

By CalCoastNews Staff San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell will be placed on paid administrative leave by the end of the work day, today, Friday, May 8, sources say. It is the first step in what reliable and informed sources say is City Manager Katie Lichtig’s plan to remove Gesell from the city payroll. […]... (Continue Reading)

Cal Poly sacks football player, may have been illegal procedure

EDITOR’S NOTE: A letter from Marvin Abou’s landlord and the university’s response are at the end of this story. By CCN STAFF The suspension of a 22-year-old Cal Poly student athlete within hours of his arrest on suspicion of felony DUI has raised questions about the fairness of the university’s actions and the speed in […]... (Continue Reading)

Is Morro Bay parks official a government troll?

By CCN Staff CLARIFICATION: CalCoastNews erred when it wrote that Aaron Ochs was considering getting a gun. To clarify Ochs’ statement, he said it was recommended by an unnamed individual that he get a firearm. Here is what Ochs wrote on social media in January: “It came to my attention that Julie Tacker and Karen […]... (Continue Reading)

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Doobie Dozen case back in court

By CCN Staff A recent state appellate court ruling is sending the so-called “Doobie Dozen” case back to a San Luis Obispo courtroom Tuesday, when district attorney deputies will decide if they want to continue already-lengthy proceedings. When the case was ready to go to a jury in Jan. 2011, local prosecutors decided they were […]... (Continue Reading)

Ferrera defends couple’s City Hall caper

By CCN STAFF Two top Arroyo Grande officials discovered by emergency workers near midnight last month in a darkened City Hall were said Wednesday by Mayor Tony Ferrera to have been cleared of inappropriate behavior by an internal city investigation. City Manager Steve Adams and Community Development Director Teresa McClish were located in the city […]... (Continue Reading)

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Cal Poly radio station at risk after sexually explicit fundraiser

By CCN STAFF KCPR FM, Cal Poly’s student-run radio station, could be sold away from the campus following a fundraising promotion in which two student DJs offered to sell photos of their genitals in return for cash donations. For $20 dollars, the students would make the sexually explicit photos available on Snapchat. Dean of the […]... (Continue Reading)

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CAPSLO demotes Dee Torres

By CALCOASTNEWS staff The embattled director of San Luis Obispo County’s homeless services was demoted earlier this week by Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s CEO Biz Steinberg. In an email to county officials, Steinberg said she was dividing homeless services into two parts – shelter services and case management services — in “order […]... (Continue Reading)

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