Uncovered SLO

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CCN set to battle pernicious lawsuit


By CalCoastNews staff CalCoastNews is preparing to defend itself against a claim of libel in a trial now set for next month in a San Luis Obispo County courtroom. A Northern California journalist predicts the outcome “may determine the fate... (Continue reading)

SLO Brew ordered to stop work, permits suspended


  By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo city inspectors placed a stop work order and suspended all permits for SLO Brew’s new facility out by the airport after discovering multiple violations. The new facility, dubbed the Rock, includes a brewery,... (Continue reading)

Nipomo nursery growing 52,000 marijuana plants


By KAREN VELIE Almost a dozen deputies served a search warrant at the Clearwater Nursery in Nipomo last month and discovered approximately 52,000 marijuana plants worth about $104 million at $2,000 a plant. Nevertheless, nursery staff provided the deputies with... (Continue reading)

Less water for AG residents, more for developers

AG City Council 6

By KAREN VELIE The Arroyo Grande City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to enact further water restrictions on existing residents while delaying a building moratorium. The delay will allow a developer to avoid the moratorium and move ahead with the construction... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande mayoral candidate suing brother, sister and son

Richard and Laurie Waller

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Arroyo Grande mayoral candidate Richard Waller says he will be able to unite the community and bring civility to the council if he’s elected. Waller touts his family’s long-term ties to the community and his ability to... (Continue reading)

Did SLO facility fail to protect elderly resident?

James Erickson

By KAREN VELIE Questions have been raised about the speed of the response at a San Luis Obispo independent living facility after a 75-year-old man was found face down in the dirt behind the Las Brisas Retirement Community. On Oct.... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach may help developer fund hotel project

Matthew Bronson

By JOSH FRIEDMAN As a reward for potentially generating millions of dollars in tax revenue for the city, Grover Beach may financially assist a developer that plans to build a hotel on a site with no water and sewer connections.... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill predisposed to not being deposed

Adam Hill, photo by Daniel Blackburn

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill was scheduled to be deposed Friday in a case involving CCN, but the deposition is on hold while Hill mounts a legal battle to stop his requirement... (Continue reading)

Ortiz-Legg has 2, not 1, criminal convictions

Dawn Ortiz-Legg

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Assembly District 35 candidate Dawn Ortiz-Legg has been arrested and convicted twice, San Luis Obispo County Superior Court records show. Ortiz-Legg, who has attacked her opponent Jordan Cunningham for his criminal defense work, has opted to conceal... (Continue reading)

Steve Martin approves development, receives a large donation

Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin

The Paso Robles City Council voted unanimously last month to approve zoning changes for a project owned by Stewart and Lynda Resnick and Tom and Gwen Erskine. A month later, Gwen Erskine donated $1,000 dollars to Mayor Steve Martin’s campaign... (Continue reading)

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