Articles Tagged With ‘Internet’

Supervisor campaigns to shut down CalCoastNews

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has been using his elected position to bully advertisers and supporters of CalCoastNews (CCN) in a campaign to cripple the website. In several instances, Hill’s own emails, obtained by CCN,... (Continue reading)

Down the rabbit hole with Golden 1

OPINION By HILARY GRANT It’s not a pretty thought, but here goes, just the same: when I heard that an armed thug had handily made off with $4,000 from The Golden 1 Credit Union in SLO in May, I knew... (Continue reading)

Apple must defend data stalking charge

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that owners of iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches may pursue claims against Apple for allegedly allowing advertisers to secretly track activities of mobile device users. (San Jose Mercury News) Apple, Google and four other smaller... (Continue reading)

Hill supporters accused of manipulating poll

In an apparent attempt to keep Adam Hill seated as 3rd District San Luis Obispo County Supervisor, several supporters allegedly used unethical methods to vote multiple times in a New Times poll. [NewTimes] The weekly poll question asked, “Which of... (Continue reading)

Blogs needn’t report campaign pay

Bloggers receiving political campaign money won’t be required to report that to state elections officials, at least for now. [Sacramento Bee] The chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) announced last month her intention to initiate a mandatory disclosure... (Continue reading)

Internet sales tax law tossed

A Colorado law passed in 2010 intended to encourage online retailers to collect sales tax has been struck down by a federal judge. (Denver Post) U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn’s decision permanently blocks implementation of the law — which already... (Continue reading)

“Online rumors” caused chief’s departure?

Two Paso Robles city council members have penned a “viewpoint” in The Tribune shoveling praise on fallen police chief Lisa Solomon, slamming county residents who have commented on her public behavior and sexual conduct, and criticizing news reports for causing... (Continue reading)

App to Solomon: Lovely Lisa Meter Maid

Paso Robles City Manager Jim App labeled Police Chief Lisa Solomon as "Lovely Lisa Meter Maid” in one of a number of sometimes bizarre emails between top city staff, in which App also identified himself as “P.B.G. phat bald guy.” In... (Continue reading)

Columbia Journalism Review features CCN

A respected national professional journalism publication has recognized CalCoastNews for its impressive entry into the electronic investigative news business. [Columbia Journalism Review] “The stories the site produces reverberate across the Central Coast,” wrote Chasen Marshall for Columbia Journalism Review’s “The... (Continue reading)

Deputy rescues kidnapped teenager

During a routine traffic stop, a deputy discovered a teenage passenger who had been forcibly kidnapped from her Vandenberg Village home late Saturday evening and then arrested her kidnapper. Early Sunday morning, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputy stopped a... (Continue reading)