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Oceano dumping television airings of board meetings

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following the hiring of a $200,000 general manager for its six-employee community services district, the Oceano Community Services District Board has started the process to eliminate television coverage of its bimonthly meetings. Last week, the Oceano board... (Continue reading)

Lois Capps’ office murder and coverup scandal

Award winning investigative reporter Peter Lance’s series on the murder and coverup scandal plaguing Congresswoman Lois Capp’s office was published in the Santa Barbara News Press and touted in multiple journalism publications in early May, but primarily ignored in San... (Continue reading)

SLO council gives CAPSLO $250,000 for homeless center

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council awarded the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) $250,000 Tuesday to use for the development and construction of a new homeless services center. The council had previously budgeted the... (Continue reading)

SLO Council votes for pay increases

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council awarded itself a pay raise Tuesday evening, and a couple hours later, also gave its top attorney a bump in pay. The council twice voted 3-2, with council members Dan Carpenter... (Continue reading)

UC Irvine banishes its biggest fan from ballpark

By JOSH FRIEDMAN, CCN’s STATE SPORTS CORESPONDENT When UC Irvine hosts Cal State Fullerton this weekend in a series that could vault the Anteaters to a Big West Conference championship, the cheers coming from an Orange County living room may... (Continue reading)

Ashbaugh and Carpenter debate Measure Y

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo Property and Business Owner’s Association hosted a panel discussion on Measure Y renewal Thursday that featured opposing views expressed by councilmen John Ashbaugh and Dan Carpenter. Ashbaugh said the city has properly handled... (Continue reading)

Exclusive: Kelly Gearhart pleads guilty

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Developer Kelly Gearhart pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering in a Los Angeles federal court Wednesday morning. His plea came in a case in which he... (Continue reading)

Is Dee Torres on leave from CAPSLO by her own choosing?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The embattled former director of the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s (CAPSLO) homeless services program is currently on leave from her job with the nonprofit, but it is unclear whether she is skipping work on... (Continue reading)

SLO code enforcers eye landlord housing the poor

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo property owner contends that multiple tenants of his are facing the threat of homelessness as a result of unwarranted action city code enforcers are taking against him. John Holloman, an 84-year-old retired medical... (Continue reading)

Paavo Ogren leaving county for Oceano manager position

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Director of Public Works Paavo Ogren is slated to exit his county job for the position of Oceano Community Services District manager, according to the district’s website. Ogren approached district officials requesting the... (Continue reading)



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