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Hill blowing away field in fundraising race

Supervisor Adam Hill

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill, who is wooing developers, has nearly 10 times as much cash in his reelection war chest as his District 3 challengers have combined in their campaign accounts. In the first... (Continue reading)

Illegal immigrants accused of violent Central Coast attacks

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two men accused of committing recent assaults that left Central Coast residents with serious injuries have been identified by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as illegal immigrants, and one of the suspects is now out of jail.... (Continue reading)

Dollars or sense for Carroll family children?

Elizabeth Carroll with her children in 2001.

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

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

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)



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