Brolin Awarded at SLO Film Festival

Josh Brolin, who grew up in Templeton, received the King Vidor award from the San Luis Obispo Film Festival. Former honoree Jeff Bridges presented the award. Other recipients include Ann-Margret, Morgan Freeman and Peter Bogdanovich. Brolin tells those assembled at the Fremont Theater Saturday night that his roots are here in the North County. photo…

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Cal Coast News Still Up and Running

Despite the $1.1 million dollar libel verdict, Cal Coast News will continue to operate. The internet news source, which is best known for publishing scandals, may appeal the libel verdict against its owners. The judgment was handed down Thursday. It found that Karen Velie and Daniel Blackburn libeled a hazardous waste contractor who operated in…

Possible DUI Crash Claims Life on Highway 41

A fatal crash Friday night on Highway 41 near the Cholame Y, where James Dean was killed. Cal Fire extricated two injured people trapped in one of the vehicles using the Jaws of Life. An ambulance took a person to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. A CHP helicopter airlifted the other. The crash took place…

Founders Community Bank Under New Ownership

If you bank with Founders Community Bank, you may notice a difference today. Over the weekend, banking with Founders transferred to the new owners- Premier Valley Bank and Yosemite Bank. Some bank customers say they were not aware of the changeover until they tried to log on and learned they were locked out of their…

Mid-State Fair Board Members Reappointed

Chris Darway and Dee Lacey have been reappointed to the Mid-State Fair Board of Directors. Darway is from Arroyo Grande. He’s served on the board since 2005. He’s the owner of Darway Farms. He is chairman of the San Luis Obispo Farm Supply Company Board of Directors. Dee Lacey is from Paso Robles. She’s been…

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Cal Coast News Found Guilty in Libel Suit

An internet newspaper is found guilty of libel in its story about a hazardous waste contractor. Owners Karen Velie and Daniel Blackburn are ordered to pay $1.1 million dollars in damage for the article in 2012. Charles Tenborg of Eco Solutions filed the libel suit. He says he was extremely relieved after learning of the…

Memorial Service to be Held for Chuck Ward

A memorial service tomorrow at the Faces of Freedom in Atascadero for Chuck Ward, the former Marine who campaigned to build the veterans’ monument. Chuck died two weeks ago. Besides the Faces of Freedom, Chuck Ward also campaigned for a monument at the Galaxy theater and a statue of Charles Paddock at the zoo named…