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Lacey Fowler resists arrest, swings at a police officer

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By KAREN VELIE A former Cuesta College human resources analyst who was wanted on several failure to appear arrest warrants — in addition to charges of burglary and forgery — is facing an additional charge after she attempted to punch... (Continue reading)

Lacey Fowler on the lam, continues crime spree

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Correction: Lacey Fowler’s bail is currently set at $400,000 according to court documents and the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. By KAREN VELIE While dodging warrants for her arrest, former Cuesta College human resources analyst Lacey Fowler allegedly... (Continue reading)

County planners okay medical pot dispensary

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By DANIEL BLACKBURN The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission approved a use permit allowing establishment of a Nipomo medical marijuana dispensary on Thursday. Following a three-hour hearing, the commission voted 3-1 to move the long-debated Ethnobotanica facility onto a... (Continue reading)

UPS driver goes postal

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By KAREN VELIE A UPS driver delivered more than a package to an assisted living facility in Atascadero in late May. The driver also kicked a small dog before assaulting the dog’s owner. On May 28, Tim Paulsen arrived for... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart appeals guilty plea, sentencing

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By KAREN VELIE Former Atascadero developer Kelly Gearhart plead guilty to money laundering and wire fraud, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison last week, and Monday he filed a notice of appeal. According to the notice, Gearhart plans... (Continue reading)

Arrest warrant issued for former Cuesta College analyst

Lacey Fowler

By KAREN VELIE An arrest warrant has been filed against a former Cuesta College human resources analyst for failing to show up for an arraignment hearing at San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Monday morning. Lacey Fowler is facing three... (Continue reading)

SLO fire chief to get pay raise of more than $20k

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN About 28 employees of the city of San Luis Obisop are slated to receive pay raises of at least 10 percent over the next six months, and at least one staffer’s salary could jump by more than... (Continue reading)

Gearhart sentenced, cuffed, headed to prison

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Updated at 6 p.m. By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Notorious North County developer Kelly Gearhart was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Thursday morning by U.S. District Court Judge Otis Wright II in Los Angeles. Gearhart, 54, was... (Continue reading)

SLO Laureate School shuttered, no warning to parents

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By KAREN VELIE Parents attempting to drop their children off on Wednesday morning at the Laureate School in San Luis Obispo were informed the owners of the school had been evicted and the school was closed. The Laureate School is... (Continue reading)

Judge asks why Cuesta Title was not indicted

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By KAREN VELIE During the first day of former North County developer Kelly Gearhart’s sentencing hearing, Gearhart’s attorney attempted to paint his client as a previously honest man whose missteps were a result of the downturn in the market while... (Continue reading)



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