Blakeslee accuses state GOP chair of “thuggery”

State Senator Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) called the outgoing state GOP chairman “a failed leader who has resorted to thuggery” after storming out of a heated meeting of the Rules Committee Friday at the start of a three-day Republican... (Continue reading)

Cross burning terrifies Arroyo Grande family

A mother is terrified after finding a cross burning outside her 19-year-old African American daughter’s bedroom window in Arroyo Grande at about 12:30 a.m. on Friday. Hearing banging and fearing someone was breaking into her car, the daughter went out onto... (Continue reading)

Japan quake ignites Diablo nuclear concerns

In the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear calamity, concerns about Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant’s ability to withstand an earthquake and media reports that safety plans do not include earthquake procedures have the public demanding answers. Even before last weeks earthquake and... (Continue reading)

Poll: Golden State not so golden

The Golden State has apparently lost its luster. California residents ranked their quality of life at its lowest mark in 20 years because of the continuing economic downturn. [San Francisco Chronicle] The poll by UC Berkeley and Field, conducted in... (Continue reading)

Landslide closes Highway 1

A destructive landslide has shut down a  portion of scenic Highway 1 between Big Sur and Carmel in Monterey County to all travelers including emergency vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Temporary repairs will take at least a month, said Colin Jones,... (Continue reading)

Stormy weather on Sunday

Today is the last full day of dry weather for the next several days. A cold front will produce rain showers and moderate to fresh (13 to 24-mph) southerly winds over our area on Friday evening into Saturday afternoon. snow levels... (Continue reading)

High speed chase ends in fatal crash

UPDATE: Jeffrey Douglas Filipponi, 32, of Santa Margarita died earlier today when he crashed his Acura while fleeing from police on the ramp from Highway 101 to Highway 58. Original story: A high speed chase that started in Pismo Beach... (Continue reading)

O’Connell to announce plans on Friday

Former Superintendent of Public Instruction and Central Coast state Senator Jack O’Connell is expected to make an announcement Friday concerning his post-political career. Sources tell CalCoastNews that O’Connell and his wife Doree will relocate to Sacramento where they have kept... (Continue reading)

Tsunami in Kesennuma Japan 2011, first person video

This is the scariest tsunami video we have seen yet This was posted on YouTube by user Kanpaifr This footage filmed by some Japanese citizens on Friday March 11th, 2011.  It was broadcast on TV Asahi, According to the video,... (Continue reading)

Avila Beach Sea Life Center scavenger hunt, event photos

Hunting for two new additions, clown fish Oz and Lula, entertained children of all ages at Sundays’ Avila Beach Sea Life Center fundraiser. Family friendly activities included a city wide scavenger hunt, shark petting and a jelly fish light show.... (Continue reading)