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Big money backing Paso’s water district plan

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A North County electorate widely divided by a proposed water district plan will decide the issue in just two weeks amid a flurry of last-minute campaigning by both sides. The proposal has... (Continue reading)

Top fundraiser in congressional race has personal finance woes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The leading fundraiser in the District 24 Congressional race to replace retiring Lois Capps also leads the top four candidates in credit card debt and history of foreclosure notices and federal tax... (Continue reading)

Allegations of intimidation and retaliation mar Congressional race

By KAREN VELIE With the June primary less then four months away, entrenched Democratic party leaders are backing Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal for the 24th District congressional seat while supporters of his chief... (Continue reading)

Who benefits from a water district?

More than two years ago, CalCoastNews published the first of a three-part series, “Eyes on Your Water,” examining the people, the politics, and the provable prevarications behind the proposed Paso Robles Basin water district. The... (Continue reading)

Judge rules: Atascadero sub-basin part of Paso Robles basin

By KAREN VELIE A Santa Clara County judge ruled Wednesday that the Atascadero sub-basin is part of the Paso Robles basin raising new questions regarding an offset ordinance and a proposed water district. In 2013,... (Continue reading)

Auditor rebuts John Wallace’s explanation

Editor’s Note: Carl Knudson’s addendum to his report on the past management practices of John Wallace is at the bottom of this article. By KAREN VELIE In response to former South County Sanitation District administrator... (Continue reading)

Report: Water district plan endangers basin’s future

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A new, wide-reaching state law ostensibly intended to “sustain” water basins throughout California actually opens the door to privatization of the Paso Robles aquifer, according to a recently released report. Writing for... (Continue reading)

Former Grover Beach police chief double dipping again

By KAREN VELIE Grover Beach Police Chief Jim Copsey is slated to again receive a salary and pension simultaneously while he works as interim city manager following City Manager Robert Perrault’s retirement on Feb. 16.... (Continue reading)

John Wallace’s attorney threatens sanitation district

By KAREN VELIE An attorney for former South County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace asked the district board Wednesday to rescind their decision to send allegations of criminal malfeasance to multiple law enforcement agencies and... (Continue reading)

Hill and Arnold lead in race for campaign contributions

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE With a majority on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors up for grabs, the eight candidates running for three seats are raking in cash, collecting endorsements and... (Continue reading)



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