The fight over water continues in Paso Robles

OPINION By KAREN REED In the July 2011 issue of the Paso Robles Magazine, Paso Robles City Manager, Jim App said that the water rates proposed in 2007 were “virtually identical to those recently adopted”. After all the citizens of... (Continue reading)

Bryan Cave wants Estate Financial case dismissed

A request by Bryan Cave attorneys to have a $184.7 million malpractice suit filed by Estate Financial Inc. (EFI) bankruptcy trustees dismissed is headed to federal court in Los Angeles. [PacificCoastBusinessTimes] On April 29, Thomas Jeremiassen, one of the EFI... (Continue reading)

O’Connell: Improved outlook for schools

Jack O’Connell, former State Superintendent for Public Instruction, said Tuesday that he believes the future for education in California is improving. [California Watch] O’Connell, who still maintains a home in San Luis Obispo, made the remarks to a group of... (Continue reading)

SLO binding arbitration debate

A debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters gave the public a chance to hear both sides of the arguments on two San Luis Obispo contentious ballot measures on Tuesday. [KSBY] If passed, Measure-A would give the San Luis... (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... (Continue reading)

Central Coast man infected with West Nile virus

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) confirmed Friday that the first West Nile virus of the year in Santa Barbara County. The infected man is now recovering at home after being released from a Santa Barbara County hospital, according... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande hospital head resigns

The president and chief executive officer of Arroyo Grande Community Hospital has resigned. Rick Castro, who served both roles at the Arroyo Grande medical center, gave the hospital his notice in June, to be effective July 31. No replacement has been announced.... (Continue reading)

California prison hunger strike: Authorities say it’s over but some inmates still refuse to eat

Inmates in 13 prisons throughout California Wednesday appear to have ended a three-week hunger strike, according to prison authorities, that began as a protest against conditions at the high-security, “super max,” Pelican Bay State Prison in Del Norte County. [SF... (Continue reading)

Karl Rove accused of political amnesia

REBUTTAL By BILL CARRICK Bush political guru, Karl Rove, has a hole in his memory about his time in the Bush White House. The Karl Rove sponsored ads attacking Congresswoman Lois Capps have been called “misleading” and “mostly opinions” by... (Continue reading)

Karl Rove’s crusade against Lois Capps

A conservative group linked with Republican strategist Karl Rove has launched an ad campaign targeting 10 vulnerable House Democrats, including Congresswoman Lois Capps, who are up for reelection in 2012. [WallStreetJournal] Crossroads GPS plans to run ads for the next... (Continue reading)