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Rough waters continue for Ashley Madison cheaters

Ashley Madison

By KAREN VELIE Opening up his Earthlink account Monday, a San Luis Obispo based attorney found five threatening emails, each attempting to extort money because of the attorney’s participation on the hookup website Ashley Madison. The site, with a tagline... (Continue reading)

San Luis Jazz Band leader pleads guilty to extortion

Mitch latting

BY KAREN VELIE The leader of the San Luis Jazz Band plead guilty last month to three counts of extortion against his wife. Mitch Latting, 66, is scheduled to be sentenced by San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn... (Continue reading)

Hill threatens Carpenter with beat down

Supervisor Adam Hill

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill allegedly threatened to kick a competing campaign candidate’s “ass” if the competitor did not stay away from Hill’s largest donor, according to SLO City Councilman Dan Carpenter. During a Tuesday... (Continue reading)

Fareed skips debate for football game

Justin Fareed

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A young Republican congressional candidate skipped a debate hosted by the Santa Barbara County Young Republicans last month in order to attend his alma mater’s college football game. The move has prompted a dispute between the Young... (Continue reading)

Sacramento attorney probing SLO County citizens

AG City Council 6

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Sacramento attorney is probing political opponents of developer Nick Tompkins, as well as allies of Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill, prompting some to denounce the effort as a campaign to suppress public participation in local government.... (Continue reading)

Bidders vying for Central Coast Haggen locations

Haggen 5

By John Lindt, publisher of Sierra2theSea Central Coast Haggen grocery stores are among those locations being auctioned off this week in Los Angeles through the bankruptcy court. Last year, Haggen grew to 164 locations after it purchased 146 stores from... (Continue reading)

Laetitia winery development gaining approval


By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission indicated plans to approve a proposed residential development at the Laetitia Vineyard and Winery in South County if the applicant makes several plan changes. On Oct. 29, the commission voted... (Continue reading)

Are owners of Ethnobotanica just blowing smoke?

Medical marijauna

By KAREN VELIE The founder of a medical marijuana business attempting to open a dispensary in San Luis Obispo County has a lengthy criminal history, including a felony arrest and conviction for possession of a dangerous drug with intent to... (Continue reading)

Judge John Trice accused of violating a divorce court order

Divorce settlement

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge John Trice is accused of failing to abide by a court order to provide part of his military retirement benefits to an ex-wife, according to a notice of formal proceedings... (Continue reading)

CAPSLO settles Torres-Hill lawsuit quietly

Dee Torres

By CCN STAFF Dee Torres-Hill and Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) have agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit over alleged discrimination and retaliation. On Oct. 20, the parties agreed to settle after a nearly seven hour... (Continue reading)

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