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Oceano board to meet pre-Christmas after manager plagiarism charge

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting two days before Christmas to discuss the performance of its general manager, who is accused of plagiarizing part of his job application. Since longtime... (Continue reading)

Foster kids just like money in the bank

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Children taken from parents and placed in foster homes generate a generous flow of cash to California counties, according to a recent Los Angeles Times report. County social services agencies throughout the state net at least $1,800... (Continue reading)

SLO Sheriff’s war on drugs spreads collateral damage

By KAREN VELIE Shortly after 3 a.m. on Dec. 4, a woman awoke to strange sounds outside her San Luis Obispo home and walked quietly towards the front door while her family slept. As she reached the door, San Luis... (Continue reading)

Oceano general manager under board scrutiny

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors will meet in closed session Wednesday evening to review the performance of recently hired General Manager Lonnie Curtis. Wednesday’s closed session hearing will mark the second time Curtis’s performance... (Continue reading)

Estate Financial president Karen Guth getting out of prison early

A principal in a fraudulent $3oo million investment scheme she ran out of the Estate Financial Inc. office in Paso Robles, which financially ruined thousands of people, is slated to be released after serving a little more than six years... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay Harbor Board weighs alleged misuse of funds

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Morro Bay Harbor Advisory Board discussed allegations Thursday that the city misappropriated funds from the outfall lease agreement for the Morro Bay Power Plant. For nearly a decade, owners of the Morro Bay Power Plant have... (Continue reading)

Grandchildren of CCN publisher spend holidays in county hands

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN In the midst of a CalCoastNews investigation into alleged abuses of power by a county agency, three grandchildren of the news agency’s co-founder and publisher have been removed from their family and forced to... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay councilman says vehicle code not for locals

Morro Bay Councilman George Leage said last week that only non-locals are prohibited from parking in Morro Bay red zones, according to a video submitted by a resident. Leage, who was standing outside his residence at his family’s sushi restaurant... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay councilman knew apartment not permitted

By KAREN VELIE Morro Bay Councilman George Leage said a few days ago that his apartment was either properly permitted or grandfathered in, though he was aware that an application to permit the apartment had been filed in 2011. Leage... (Continue reading)

State commission investigating Morro Bay for misuse of funds

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles detailing allegations of misappropriation of funds and questionable lease agreements promoted by Morro Bay officials. The California State Lands Commission is investigating the city of Morro... (Continue reading)



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