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McClatchy to sell the SLO Tribune building

By KAREN VELIE McClatchy, running in the red for years, is planning to sell The Tribune building on Higuera Street this year, according to a presentation McClatchy made on Feb. 28 to JP Morgan. In... (Continue reading)

Costly disputes plunge sanitation district into the red

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Claims of juvenile behaviors are mounting at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, with at least five investigations launched over the past year. The ongoing squabbles have become increasingly costly... (Continue reading)

SLO repeals rental ordinance, considers nondiscrimination

The San Luis Obispo City Council repealed the city’s controversial rental inspection ordinance on Tuesday. However, the council did not adopt a nondiscrimination in housing ordinance and instead voted to allow 30 days for city... (Continue reading)

Alleged Paso Robles pedophile headed to trial

Following testimony revealing that Paso Robles man Jason Porter allegedly held down a 4-year-old girl while he performed oral sex, a San Luis Obispo judge ruled there is enough evidence for the child molestation and... (Continue reading)

CCN’s Dan Blackburn featured in National Geographic documentary

By KAREN VELIE A National Geographic documentary premiering this week probes the exploits of California’s most notorious water barons — with a focus on north San Luis Obispo County and Stewart and Linda Resnick. The... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district joins Arroyo Grande in misconduct investigation

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District voted 2-0 on Wednesday to pay half the cost for an investigation into allegations of misconduct raised by a resident of Arroyo Grande against... (Continue reading)

Parents say their mentally ill son was tortured and killed in county jail

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s Note: This is part one in a two-part series about the death of Andrew Holland and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department’s use of restraints and safety cells. Andrew Holland... (Continue reading)

SLO rental inspection initiative headed to the ballot

UPDATE: Mayor Heidi Harmon responded with a claim that the city council had already voted to repeal the rental ordinance. However, the city council voted to suspend the ordinance. By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo’s... (Continue reading)

Cambria facing almost $600,000 in fines

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s Note: The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’s complaint and notices of violation are included at the bottom of this article. The Cambria Community Services District is facing almost $600,000... (Continue reading)

Allegations of misconduct ignite Arroyo Grande Council

By KAREN VELIE The Arroyo Grande City Council will consider hiring an outside investigator to look into allegations of misconduct brought by a member of the public against Mayor Jim Hill. Three members of the... (Continue reading)

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