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SLO and Paso Robles lead in employee compensation

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo has a $239,000-a-year firefighter and a $215,000-a-year police officer. They are just two of the 32 SLO city employees who make more than the governor of California, recently released data shows.... (Continue reading)

Hill zeroes in on broadcaster Dick Mason

Adam Hill, photo by Daniel Blackburn

By DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill apparently has selected his next target for his unique brand of vitriol: veteran radio newsman Dick Mason. Mason is set to take over the morning news assignment at KVEC/920 on... (Continue reading)

DA spars with Supervisor Bruce Gibson

District Attorney Dan Dow

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A dispute over a small legal bill morphed into a public spectacle Tuesday as a months-long feud between San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow and several top county officials reignited at a board of supervisors... (Continue reading)

Insurance carrier claims hostility in Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande City Council

By KAREN VELIE The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA) is claiming that comments critical of the Arroyo Grande city manager could be deemed hostile and lead to financial risks for the city, according to a Dec. 21 letter to... (Continue reading)

KVEC drops morning news team

King Harris

El Dorado Broadcasters, owner of News/Talk 920 KVEC radio, announced in an email Monday morning plans to terminate the positions of both News Director King Harris and on-air producer Joe Bowman, effective Jan. 15. Harris has served as the host... (Continue reading)

Top ten stories of 2015

Adam Hill speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for a PB Companies project.

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The year 2015 drew to a close with Atascadero’s former citizen of the year in federal prison and Arroyo Grande’s most recent citizen of the year in the San Luis Obispo County Jail. In a wild year... (Continue reading)

Is Adam Hill crying wolf?

Sheriff cars at Adam Hill's house

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill says he’s getting death threats and as a result is being protected by the sheriff’s department. Hill has sent multiple emails describing the threats and posting photos of sheriff’s department... (Continue reading)

Atascadero planner mocks the public on Twitter

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By KAREN VELIE Over the past four years, an Atascadero planner has made a series of negative comments on Twitter about people who speak during public meetings, the homeless, old people, churches and several public officials he calls teabaggers. These... (Continue reading)

Is PB Companies rebranding following Petetit’s arrest?

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE PB Companies, a business marred by allegations of financial mismanagement and criminal actions against a principal owner, appears to be attempting to change its image and its name. Since its inception in 2012, PB Company partners John... (Continue reading)

No rush for Paso Robles water district board slots

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By DANIEL BLACKBURN Days away from a Friday deadline, only six people have thus far indicated they will compete for nine open seats on a proposed Paso Robles-area water district board, a controversial proposed district which itself has yet to... (Continue reading)



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