Sanitation district found to have improved financial controls

The County auditor-controller said that the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has implemented changes and now has sufficient controls in place to avoid a conflict of interest, according to an Oct. 21 report by Gere Sibbach, auditor-controller. In... (Continue reading)

Dream Act opponents readying battle

Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on the California Dream Act barely had time to dry before opponents of the new law started gathering voter’s autographs to overturn it. Earlier this month Brown inked a long-embattled law allowing illegal immigrants to get... (Continue reading)

CMC begins issuing layoff notices

State officials sent 117 employees of the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County layoff notices on Friday as part of a plan to reduce prison overcrowding by transferring inmates to county jails. As part of the plan, 26,000... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s homecoming game, event photos

Homecoming 2011 including a homecoming court, a pre-game tailgate BBQ, wine tasting and Cal Poly Football vs. Southern Utah. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar. If you would like to buy a high resolution print of any of... (Continue reading)

Consider municipal banks

OPINION By RICHARD SALZMAN Ten days into the Occupy Wall Street protests, I wrote letters to the editor of several papers complaining about the lack of mainstream media coverage. By the time that letter was printed, they finally got to... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed to stop SLO County redistricting plan

The new redistricting lines for San Luis Obispo County were one day away from going into effect when a lawsuit was filed challenging the proposed boundaries. William Pelfrey, a resident of Templeton, said he filed the suit because he believes the... (Continue reading)

Plane crashes in Paso Robles

A pilot was injured after his single engine airplane crashed north of Paso Robles Airport at about 4:20 a.m.on Friday. The unnamed man was attempting to land a 2010 Piper Malibu Matrix when he crashed during his final approach in... (Continue reading)

Campaign donor secrecy bid rebuffed

An attempt to keep secret the identities of California political campaign donors was throttled Thursday by a federal judge. [SacramentoBee] Proponents of Prop 8, a voter-approved initiative to ban same-sex marriages, argued that they were harassed by political opponents, but... (Continue reading)

No oil found in the S.S. Montebello

The S.S. Montebello, the World War II oil tanker sunk off the coast of Cambria by a Japanese torpedo, doesn’t pose an oil spill risk. {Fresno Bee] Officials with the state Department of Fish and Game made the announcement Thursday... (Continue reading)

Coast Unified lunch policy rationalized

A lawyer for Coast Unified School District’s board of trustees repeated his interpretation Thursday of how the children of district superintendent Chris Adams came to be included on the free lunch list. Adams and his wife, Julie, an education consultant, report... (Continue reading)