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SLO County Counsel threatens CalCoastNews

Dee Torres-Hill speaking on behalf of CAPSLO.

UPDATE: Statements by CalCoastNews editor Bill Loving have been added to this story. By CalCoastNews staff A deputy county attorney has sent a threatening email and registered letter to CalCoastNews following publication of an article which included allegations of false... (Continue reading)

A twisted road into the hands of a child rape suspect

Dee Torres-Hill speaking on behalf of CAPSLO.

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Editor’s Note: This is part two in a three-part series on how three children were taken from their parents and placed in a home with a man now accused of sexual assault. Find part... (Continue reading)

Exclusive: County put children into hands of man accused of rape

The Carroll family before the court terminated Richard and Elizabeth Carroll's parental rights.

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Editors Note: This is first in a three-part series on how three children were taken from their parents and placed in the home of a man now accused of sexual assault. A child allegedly... (Continue reading)

Higginbotham leaves Supervisor race amid alleged bullying

Shelly Higginbotham

Pismo Beach Mayor Shelly Higginbotham announced Friday that she would no longer be a candidate for the San Luis Obispo County District 3 supervisor seat currently held by Adam Hill. Higginbotham said she is stepping down to focus on her... (Continue reading)

Developers practices draw questions, complaints

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about developers Ryan Petetit and John Belsher, their development projects, their promises to investors of 20 to 50 percent rates of return, legal troubles, and reported failures to... (Continue reading)

Appellate court nixes Sprint’s suit against SLO County

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By STEW JENKINS A California Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that Sprint Telephone companies cannot sue for reimbursement of $9 million in taxes on property that had been over assessed in 50 California counties including San Luis Obispo County, because... (Continue reading)

South County billing dispute erupts with allegation of racism

OCSD Board President Mary Lucey

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Amid a discussion on a multi-month billing dispute that is pitting South County cities Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach against the Oceano Community Services District, an elected official stormed out of a board meeting, alleging she was... (Continue reading)

Haggen laying off dozens of workers, union filing grievances

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By KAREN VELIE Haggen, a Washington-based chain of grocery stores that recently purchased 83 new stores in California, has laid off dozens of Central Coast workers in the past few days while other employees were moved from full-time to part-time... (Continue reading)

APCD loses another round on dust rule

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By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution District (APCD) lost another round Wednesday when the court sided with Friends of the Oceano Dunes and vacated a previous order that supported the dust rule. In Nov. 2011, the... (Continue reading)

Gibson’s attack on geologist creates dust up

Supervisor Bruce Gibson

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson has used his sway to possibly jeopardize the job of a state geologist who is critical of the Oceano Dunes dust rule, a move that has drawn rebuke from three... (Continue reading)



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