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Paso Robles councilman accused of using position for profit

Paso Robles Councilman John Hamon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles Councilman John Hamon is accused of violating conflict of interest rules because he participates in government decisions that allegedly impact his business interests and income. Hamon is currently running against three other candidates for the... (Continue reading)

Oceano board president facing property liens

OCSD Board President Mary Lucey

Oceano Community Services District Board President Mary Lucey has two homes in Oceano which are facing liens because she has failed to pay her sewer bills. Lucey also serves as the Oceano representative on the South County Sanitation District Board.... (Continue reading)

Neighbor sues supervisor candidate over property dispute

Eric Michielssen

By KAREN VELIE Eric Michielssen’s neighbor has filed a lawsuit against him, claiming that Michielssen has repeatedly trespassed and disrespected his property rights. Michielssen is currently challenging San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold for the District 5 seat. For... (Continue reading)

Dee Torres-Hill rips nonprofit volunteer at fundraiser

Dee Torres-Hill

By CCN STAFF Tempers flared Saturday night when Dee Torres-Hill, wife of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill, allegedly confronted a woman and a political opponent of Hill’s during a fundraising dinner for the Senior Nutrition Program. Torres-Hill took... (Continue reading)

AG council considers speech restraint

AG City Council 6

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A verbal joust over the limits of individual free speech looms Tuesday when the Arroyo Grande City Council meets at 6 p.m. A recent request by one council member to place on a future agenda a discussion... (Continue reading)

Cambria in hot water over desal project

Cambria's reclaimed water retention basin

(Editor’s Note: The May 16 letter from the California Coastal Commission to San Luis Obispo County about Cambria’s water reclamation plant is at the end of this article.) By KAREN VELIE The California Coastal Commission recommended that San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Poll shows Peschong outperforming his opponents

John Peschong

By CCN STAFF In the race for the San Luis Obispo County District 1 supervisor seat, John Peschong holds a significant lead over his opponents, according to a CalCoastNews poll conducted Thursday. Among decided voters, Templeton businessman Peschong holds a... (Continue reading)

Poll shows Arnold with big lead over Michielssen

Supervisor Debbie Arnold

By CCN STAFF The race for the San Luis Obispo County District 5 supervisor seat looks like its incumbent Supervisor Debbie Arnold’s to lose. Among decided voters, Arnold holds a 22-point lead over rival Eric Michielssen, according to a new... (Continue reading)

Did SLO County medical examiner skate on hit-and-run?

Gary Walter

By KAREN VELIE Local officials decided to look the other way after the San Luis Obispo County contracted medical examiner was involved in a hit-and-run on his way to an autopsy. Even so, officers did arrest Dr. Gary Alan Walter... (Continue reading)

Poll shows District 3 supervisor seat up for grabs

Adam Hill

By CCN STAFF The San Luis Obispo County’s District 3 race is close, with none of the candidates likely to garner 50 percent of the votes needed to win the June 7 primary election. If no one gets 50 percent... (Continue reading)



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