Former ECOSLO director will face jury trial

Morgan Rafferty, accused of embezzling funds from two nonprofit organizations, will stand trial in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Sept. 6, more than two years after being charged for grand theft. [The Tribune] Rafferty, 48, is accused of taking... (Continue reading)

Travel: Following Custer to the Little Bighorn

By DAVID CONGALTON On a steamy hot June afternoon in 1876, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, who graduated last in his class at West Point, rode off into the history books as the commander of the worst U.S. military defeat... (Continue reading)

Redistricting Commission approves final draft maps

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission approved the final drafts of the state’s controversial new district maps today, setting off what many expect to be a flurry of lawsuits over the next two weeks. [CaliforniaWatch] The commission now has until Aug.... (Continue reading)

Hiker missing near Lake Nacimiento

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies say they are searching for a 22-year-old man who went missing while hiking with friends near Lake Nacimiento on Saturday afternoon. [KSBY] Wearing red shorts and no shirt, the man was last seen heading... (Continue reading)

Getting Lost in a Book

OPINION By ROGER FREBERG When I hear folks discuss the “joys of reading,” most talk about the latest novel involving a bunch of dysfunctional people eking out a miserable existence, and then they die tragically. If I wanted to experience... (Continue reading)

Missing Shandon man found and arrested

A man reported missing from Shandon has been located and arrested, said the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies said Rodolfo Contreras, 32, had been missing for two days. He was last seen at his home on Peaceful Valley... (Continue reading)

Growers’ Cook-off at Salisbury Winery, event photos

The third annual Growers’ Cook-off at Salisbury Vineyards featured Nataly Lola, and played host for the Central Coast Wine Grower’s Association Cook-Off.  Family and friends came out to savor the delicious food and enjoy the beautiful Sunday sun with amazing... (Continue reading)

Pharmacist says Weisenberg was not under the influence

Santa Maria pharmacist Neemah Yamin-Esfandiary testified Thursday that Kaylee Weisenberg, who is accused of killing California Highway Patrol Officer Bret Oswald in a June 27, 2010 crash on South Rive Road outside of Paso Robles, was not under the influence... (Continue reading)

Time to wake up the giant

OPINION By DR. DON REGAN What is the matter with a country whose political process at every level is so distorted and upside down that it is persistently countermanding and suffocating the very best and necessary interests of itself, for... (Continue reading)

Mount Rushmore: Four heads are better than one

By DAVID CONGALTON There are two places in this country that everyone should experience before they exit. One is the Grand Canyon, and the other has to be Mount Rushmore. Rushmore has drawn millions of visitors from around the world,... (Continue reading)