Articles Tagged With ‘Media’




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Santa Maria chief admits to fabricating news, local press angry

Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin has admitted to fabricating a story about two Guadalupe men being arrested for identity theft, a tale local media subsequently reported. Martin said he made up the story in order to save the lives... (Continue reading)

Can the First Amendment survive President Donald Trump?

OPINION by PETER SCHEER Freedom of speech is as fragile as it is precious. President-elect Donald Trump likes to talk about a future in which America will be great “again.” Freedom of speech—in particular, the right to criticize government without... (Continue reading)

CCN trial delayed until March

CalCoastNews and its founders will face trial March 6 after a delay was granted by San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Barry LaBarbara. The trial had been scheduled to start this week. The libel action has been brought by... (Continue reading)

Why does the Tribune cover for Adam Hill?

OPINION by KEVIN RICE An open letter to the San Luis Obispo Tribune: It is newly disappointing that the Tribune is now openly providing cover for an abusive public official. I am shocked the Tribune is also abusing reporter Cynthia... (Continue reading)

Tom Fulks promotes division and anxiety

OPINION by ANDREA DEVITT As an educator in California public schools for over 26 years, I have seen this presidential election evoke more distress and anxiety in students like no other. As community leaders, educators and elected officials it is... (Continue reading)

CCN set to battle pernicious lawsuit

By CalCoastNews staff CalCoastNews is preparing to defend itself against a claim of libel in a trial now set for next month in a San Luis Obispo County courtroom. A Northern California journalist predicts the outcome “may determine the fate... (Continue reading)

Creepy clown craze hits the Central Coast

Hysteria over scary clowns, which has recently been spreading around the world, has reached the Central Coast and particularly Nipomo. A video purportedly showing a creepy clown scaring two men driving in rural Nipomo has been viewed nearly 100,000 time... (Continue reading)

Public officials tied to cyber harassment of CCN

Update: Maria Kelly said Aaron Och’s allegation that she helped launch Cal Coast Fraud is false. By CCN STAFF Testimony in a libel suit has revealed that government officials or their significant others have shared information and participated in the... (Continue reading)

Fareed and KEYT trade legal threats over political ad

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A dispute over a political ad has resulted in Santa Barbara broadcaster KEYT and Republican District 24 congressional candidate Justin Fareed threatening legal action against one another. KEYT claims Fareed is illegally making use of copyrighted material... (Continue reading)

Post Diablo suggestions lacking

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN After reading the extensive opinion piece by the Tribune’s editorial board, “Seeking economic help post-Diablo Canyon,” I was struck not so much with the suggestions proffered but by the absence of any proposals that will, in... (Continue reading)



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