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Josh Friedman

Writer Josh Friedman may or may not live in San Luis Obispo County.

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San Luis Coastal circumventing state guidelines in effort to close Teach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Coastal Unified School District is circumventing California Department of Education guidelines on closing a school in its apparent effort to shut down Teach Elementary. The district is considering closing Teach, an accelerated learning school for 4th through 6th grades that shares a campus with Bishop’s Peak Elementary. Both overcrowding […]... (Continue Reading)

Family Ties director says she was never on board

Keeping them homeless By KAREN VELIE, JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN (Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the nonprofits managing the program.) Family Ties, the local nonprofit charged with protecting the financial interests of homeless and indigent people’s assets has a board of directors […]... (Continue Reading)

Homeless money guardian unlicensed

Keeping them homeless By KAREN VELIE, JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN (Editor’s note: This is the third in a series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the nonprofits managing the program. See Cliff Anderson’s check stubs and several Social Security records at the bottom of this story.) Lisa Niesen serves as the head […]... (Continue Reading)

CAPSLO soaking up nonprofit fund pool

Keeping them homeless By KAREN VELIE, JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN (Editor’s note: This is the second in a series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the nonprofits managing the program.) For the duration of its 48-year existence, the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) has skirted public scrutiny by assigning […]... (Continue Reading)

Alleged homeless advocates accused of stealing from the poor

Keeping them homeless By KAREN VELIE, JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN (Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the non-profit that manages the program. See Cliff Anderson’s struggles at the bottom of this story.) Cliff Anderson lost his home in 2008 when a fire broke […]... (Continue Reading)

CalCoastNews editor George Ramos dead at 63

George Ramos, best known for being a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times journalist, a Cal Poly journalism department chair, and CalCoastNews Editor has died. He was 63 years old. Police officers found Ramos’ body in a hallway of his Morro Bay home Saturday after CalCoastNews investigative reporter Karen Velie insisted they break into the home and check on his well-being. Ramos,... (Continue Reading)

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Willie Nelson brings country crew to Pozo Saloon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Willie Nelson capped off a country music festival for the ages Saturday at Pozo Saloon. Thought to be the largest single-day concert in San Luis Obispo County history, Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown featured 16 artists spanning eight hours and three different stages. Country artists and fans from across the nation packed Pozo, […]... (Continue Reading)

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