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9 hrs ago | Cal Coast News

SLO Council discusses employee pay study

The San Luis Obispo City Council has weighed and accepted the validity of a study that suggests 50 percent of city employees are underpaid.


Related Topix: San Luis Obispo, CA, Paso Robles, CA, Santa Maria, CA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Savor the Central Coast gets license for this year's main event

Sunset magazine held its fourth Sunset Savor the Central Coast on Sept. 28 and 29 at Santa Margarita Ranch.


Related Topix: Santa Margarita, CA

Connected to the earth — and life — in Shandon

Julie White-Chaples spent her childhood going on adventures in rural Shandon — a pastime she’s repeated with her own kids over the years on the land she loves.


Related Topix: Shandon, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

Parish hall manager can take the heat in San Miguel

The Mission San Miguel Arcangel , dating back to the late 18th century, is the first sight one sees when entering the dusty town off Highway 101 at the northern edge of San Luis Obispo County.


Related Topix: San Miguel, CA, San Simeon, CA

Pismo Beach holds onto small-town feel despite years of changes

Henry Myers is the owner of the Kon Tiki Inn in Pismo Beach. He has lived in the area since the early 1960s.


Related Topix: Pismo Beach, CA, Fire

Destructive citrus pest found in Cayucos

For the third time this month, agricultural officials have announced the detection of an invasive plant pest in San Luis Obispo County.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Cayucos, CA, Entomology, Arroyo Grande, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Grover Beach police chief hangs up his spurs

In his corner office at the Grover Beach Police Department building, which is adorned with paintings of horses, a decorative set of steer horns and San Francisco Giants and 49ers memorabilia, Chief Jim Copsey deflected yet another opportunity to talk about his accomplishments.


Related Topix: Grover Beach, CA, Pismo Beach, CA, Arroyo Grande, CA

Bill to form Paso Robles groundwater district heads to governor

A bill to allow the formation of a Paso Robles groundwater management district is on its way to California Gov. Jerry Brown.


Related Topix: Paso Robles, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Luis Obispo, CA

SLO County's unemployment rate rises to 6 percent in July

San Luis Obispo County's jobless rate increased to 6 percent in July, though it stayed well below the year-ago rate of 7.2 percent.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara County, CA, Marin County, CA, Imperial County, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

Cal Coast News

San Luis Obispo County general services director departs suddenly

San Luis Obispo County Administrator Dan Buckshi recently informed Janette Pell, director of the general services agency, that she no longer held her position, according to county sources.


Art exhibits around SLO County inject life into summer art scene

As I prepare snapshots of the San Luis Obispo County art scene for this column, I often look for themes as I scan the calendar of events and accompanying images.


Related Topix: Atascadero, CA, Photography, Arts, San Luis Obispo, CA, Fidel Castro

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Group helps Central Coast teens to dress for success

Self-confidence opens doors. When one feels like they belong, they will. As school ramps up for another year, students who feel good about what they are wearing will have a clear advantage to fit in wherever they choose to make their mark.


Related Topix: Paso Robles, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, Education Etc., Cayucos, CA

Sunset Savor the Central Coast needs permit for big event

The annual Sunset Savor the Central Coast festival has gotten so popular that it needs a special license to hold its main event.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Porter family hopes to find oil on ranch it's owned for generations

Dero Parker, left, points out where on an existing pad hisexploratory oil and gas well would go to Joe Doud, right, Bryce, Charlie and John Porter.


Related Topix: Porter-Ranch, CA, Agriculture, Science, Santa Maria, CA

Women's jail being built after long wait for funding

Jose Precdo wires reinforcing bar into caisson shape that will be lowered into the ground to and have concrete around.


Fri Aug 15, 2014

CoastHills Credit Union to add branches from Ventura to Santa Cruz

Over the next five years, the credit union, with assets in excess of $750 million, plans to increase its number of branches to 22 in Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.


Related Topix: San Luis Obispo, CA, Santa Barbara County, CA, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Cayucos, still a funky little beach town after all these years

Stuart Selkirk jokes that he had to quit his real job to make wine, but it’s a craft that has landed the Cayucos native on the small beach town’s map.


Related Topix: Cayucos, CA, Wine, Drink, Paso Robles, CA

Ocean Grill chefs go back to their roots in Avila Beach

If enjoying year-round great weather, fun beach activities and terrific food are your cup of tea, then you’ve probably already visited Avila Beach.


Related Topix: Avila Beach, CA

Cal Coast News

Leaks shut down Nacimiento Pipeline

San Luis Obispo County's $176 million pipeline project is delivering no water to participating cities and communities and may not resume operation for weeks.


Related Topix: Paso Robles, CA, Atascadero, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, Templeton, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Viewpoints: Farmers want reasonable groundwater regulation, too

Farmers use water to grow our food, a basic need. No water, no farming, no food.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA