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Five alarm photos start firestorm

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Fire Chief Garret Olson is under fire yet again after several racy photos surfaced – which city employees offered as further evidence of Olson’s alleged “disrespectful and offensive behavior.”... (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)

Inspection report rips SLO County Jail’s treatment of mentally ill inmates

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s Note: This is part two in a two-part series about San Luis Obispo County health services and sheriff department’s treatment of the mentally ill. Part one looked into several suspicious deaths... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police officer indicted on felony charges

CORRECTION:Alex Geiger is facing a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in jail. By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office Charged the Grover Beach police officer whose two dogs... (Continue reading)

Questions after 2 die, 1 hurt in county custody

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s Note: This is part one in a two-part series about San Luis Obispo County health services and sheriff department’s treatment of the mentally ill. Correction: Jeremiah Mobley spent only minutes on... (Continue reading)

Is SLO County manipulating average rainfall totals?

By KAREN VELIE Going by San Luis Obispo County’s average rainfall numbers, most of the county failed to reach average precipitation in the 2015/2016 rainy season. And with the county’s ever changing average rainfall numbers,... (Continue reading)

John Wallace arrested on felony conflict of interest charges

Editors Note: “The criminal complaint against John Wallace is attached below the article. By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s office has filed felony conflict of interest charges against 73-year-old John Wallace,... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors argue over committee assignments

By KAREN VELIE During a contentious San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday, supervisors battled for several prominent positions while leaving several committees without county representation. Of the 22 available committee positions,... (Continue reading)



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