“Colors of Peru” comes to San Luis Obispo

Janna Nichols of San Luis Obispo has been recording the world around her in photographs ever since she took a camera with her to Guatemala while still in high school. That trip sparked a life-long interest in travel, a fitting... (Continue reading)

SLO to spend extra $90,000 on new parking signs

The San Luis Obispo City Council approved a $91,500 increase in the cost of a parking sign replacement project at its October 4 meeting. City staffers told the council in July that the project would cost $11,000, but Parking Services Manager... (Continue reading)

Grants to illegal immigrant students could cost California $14.5 million

The California Dream Act, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Saturday, could cost the state $14.5 million a year in state grants to illegal immigrants. [LATimes] The California Department of Finance estimates 2,500 additional universities and community colleges students... (Continue reading)

SLO Writers’ Conference after party, event photos

Following the 27th Annual Central Coast Writers’ Conference at Cuesta College, authors, agents and locals striving to become published writers celebrated another successful conference. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar. If you would like to buy a high... (Continue reading)

Brown signs, unions smile

  Labor unions look to be the big winner in the aftermath of Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing Friday of a Democratic bill limiting next year’s initiatives and referendums to the November 2012 ballot. Democrats’ voter turnout is expected to be higher than... (Continue reading)

Where is the story?

OPINION By JULIAN CROCKER Where is the story? The article that appeared in the Cal Coast News this week, entitled “No Such Thing As A Free Lunch”, gave the impression that either the Coast Unified School District was somehow “inflating”... (Continue reading)

Why is there no justice for Valerie Lane?

OPINION by DAVE CONGALTON I have been trying to figure out why. I have been trying to figure out why I continue to be so upset by the video of Valerie Lane being brutally assaulted by a fellow patient at... (Continue reading)

This Weekend: Scarecrows, Follies and Greek food

Here it is, the first full weekend in October and there’s plenty to do. Head up to Cambria Saturday and Sunday for the Scarecrow and Harvest Festival, which has been getting some very nice statewide press. More than 200 handcrafted,... (Continue reading)

“Occupy Wall Street” continues in SLO

The increasingly popular “Occupy Wall Street” movement hit San Luis Obispo on Wednesday as about 50 protesters gathered near the intersections of Santa Rosa and Monterey streets to protest against income inequality and corporate greed. Many of the protesters plan to... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College narrows presidential search to three

Three men, including one who lacks a Ph.D. or Ed.D., have been named as the finalists for the Cuesta College superintendent/president position. The three candidates will be featured in a public forum on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from noon to 3... (Continue reading)