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Public officials tied to cyber harassment of CCN

Aaron Ochs

Update: Maria Kelly said Aaron Och’s allegation that she helped launch Cal Coast Fraud is false. By CCN STAFF Testimony in a libel suit has revealed that government officials or their significant others have shared information and participated in the... (Continue reading)

Fareed and KEYT trade legal threats over political ad

Justin Fareed

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A dispute over a political ad has resulted in Santa Barbara broadcaster KEYT and Republican District 24 congressional candidate Justin Fareed threatening legal action against one another. KEYT claims Fareed is illegally making use of copyrighted material... (Continue reading)

Ortiz-Legg discusses DUI, struggles during debate

Dawn Ortiz-Legg

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Assembly candidate Dawn Ortiz-Legg didn’t charm North County voters Wednesday when she said she was happy to have experienced a DUI arrest or when she lashed out at her opponent Jordan Cunningham. The candidates debated on conservative... (Continue reading)

Trailer proves fleeting refuge from smells at sanitation district office

Gerhardt Hubner

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’s new administrator has caused a bit of a stink over an office trailer that he rented to get away from odors, mold, pests, stained carpets and having administrators and... (Continue reading)

Petetit and Belsher’s money woes widen

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE John Belsher and Ryan Petetit have lost water rights key to their plans to build an assisted living and Alzheimer’s care facility in Templeton. Their failure to fund the purchase of the property could cost the pair... (Continue reading)

Porters threaten Tina Swithin with a lawsuit

Tina Swithin

By KAREN VELIE The parents of a man facing 23 charges related to the sexual abuse of children took the first step toward legal action against their former daughter-in-law Tina Swithin, following Swithin’s public disclosures about her divorce and visitation... (Continue reading)

8-year-old kidnapped from Cayucos, felon arrested

Tonya Langshaw

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a Pebble Beach woman with a long criminal history Saturday for allegedly kidnapping an 8-year-old Cayucos boy from his home on the 3400 block of Davis Avenue, according to a sheriff’s department press... (Continue reading)

Is SLO County seeking to profit from heroin addicts?


By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE Amid a growing opioid problem, San Luis Obispo County has announced plans to expand its substance abuse treatment programs. However, critics say the plans are inadequate in that they focus on providing replacement medication rather... (Continue reading)

Battle against SLO’s rental inspection ordinance advances

San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter

By KAREN VELIE Councilman Dan Carpenter and two local attorneys unveiled a plan Monday to strike San Luis Obispo’s controversial rental inspection program through the initiative process. The proposed measure by Carpenter, Stew Jenkins and Dan Knight, says that the... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach mayor fined for concealing campaign donations

Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals

By KAREN VELIE California’s political watchdog levied a fine against Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals during a hearing on Aug. 18, because he failed to file five campaign reports as required by the government code during his successful bid for... (Continue reading)

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