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Gibson plants 500 trees while calling for ag moratorium

By KAREN VELIE and JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson planted 500 new citrus trees on his rural Cayucos property several months ago while pushing to impose tough water conservation measures on agriculturalists in the Paso Robles... (Continue reading)

Homeless man sues CAPSLO over bed bug infestation

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A homeless man filed suit Tuesday against two San Luis Obispo nonprofits for illnesses he suffered following a bed bug infestation at a homeless shelter the organizations own and operate. Bed bugs bit Jeff Stone during his... (Continue reading)

State eyes Morro Bay commune for violations

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A destination for the downtrodden on the outskirts of Morro Bay has been circumventing a variety of building codes and environmental regulations for more than four decades, and now an official of the California Coastal Commission is... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay city attorney’s job back on chopping block

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Morro Bay City Council members have set special meeting for Monday to discuss terminating city attorney Rob Schultz. Schultz and City Manager Andrea Lueker have been battling to keep their jobs since September 11, when Mayor Jamie... (Continue reading)

Shandon students storm out of class in protest

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Shandon High School students stormed out of class today in protest of the  firing of Shandon Joint Unified School District Superintendent Rodney Wallace at a special board meeting Tuesday. The school board fired Wallace by a 5-0... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart’s trial delayed a fourth time

By KAREN VELIE For the fourth time, former Atascadero “Person of the Year” and prominent North County land developer Kelly Gearhart’s fraud trial has been delayed. Gearhart’s public defender, Kim Savo, successfully requested another delay in her client’s trial originally... (Continue reading)

Torres’ price for attempting to silence public debate

By KAREN VELIE Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s homeless services director’s attempt to stifle free speech could end up costing her an additional $41,930 for her opponent’s legal fees. In September, San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Barry... (Continue reading)

Homeless man demands $115,000 from CAPSLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A homeless man demanded $80,000 last month from the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) for turning him away from a homeless shelter because he had a service dog with him. In two Sept. 23... (Continue reading)

Escrow companies linked to Gearhart win civil lawsuit

A lengthy and complex civil fraud trial featuring  Kelly Gearhart and his associated property predators ended Tuesday with complete exoneration of three escrow companies alleged to have conspired with the disgraced North County developer. Hurst Financial investors, many of whom... (Continue reading)

Los Osos hires district manager during contentious meeting

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Amid screams of outrage from the audience, the Los Osos Community Services District Board of Directors hired an embattled executive Saturday as its new general manager. During the 8 a.m. special meeting, the board voted to hire... (Continue reading)

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