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Deputy’s DUI arrest leads to allegations of favoritism

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UPDATE: Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla said deputy Jim Fellows is facing a temporary suspension from the department following his trial. The department also detailed its reasons for retaining an officer arrested while on probation. By KAREN VELIE A San Luis... (Continue reading)

Cambria finance director in line for five-digit raise

Cambria General Manager Jerry Gruber

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Months after discrepancies surfaced in Cambria Community Services District accounting, CSD General Manager Jerry Gruber is proposing a nearly $15,000 salary increase for Finance Manager Patrick O’Reilly. The raise would amount to a more than $21,000 increase... (Continue reading)

Harmon closing in on Marx in latest report

Heidi Harmon and Jan Marx

By KAREN VELIE Incumbent San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx’ lead over her opponent Heidi Harmon has shrunk as more ballots are counted. While Marx led in early mail in ballots, Harmon led among poll voters. Following Monday’s count of... (Continue reading)

Rizzo amends his SLO rental inspection lawsuit

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By KAREN VELIE Local activist Kevin Rice has joined a property owners association and several landlords in filing a lawsuit against the city of San Luis Obispo over its controversial rental inspection program. On Oct. 28, attorney Saro Rizzo filed... (Continue reading)

Federal, state and local election results

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following a turbulent 2016 election cycle, Republican billionaire Donald Trump has been hired, and San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has not been fired. Trump, a political novice, defeated former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to... (Continue reading)

Election Night: Local parties to crash

Election 2016

An unusually heated election cycle, both nationally and in San Luis Obispo County’s District 3, is drawing to a close. Likewise, the slugfest of the Cunningham-Ortiz-Legg State Assembly race is wrapping up. Who will have reason to party tonight? And who... (Continue reading)

CCN exclusive: Clinton lands Bosnian backing in spite of sniper fire claim

Emina Bicakcic reading a poem to Hillary Clinton in 1998 in Tuzla, Bosnia.

By JOSH FRIEDMAN SARAJEVO, Bosnia – Despite Hillary Clinton’s false claim that she came under sniper fire upon landing in post-war Tuzla, Bosnia, the Democratic presidential candidate still has the support of Emina Bicakcic, the Bosnian “tarmac girl” who greeted... (Continue reading)

Hill accused of threatening a nonprofit

Supervisor Adam hill

By KAREN VELIE For more than 10 years, a local printer produced fundraising brochures for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. Then in late 2008, the owner of a printing business said she lost the contract after Supervisor... (Continue reading)

Poll shows Peschong expanding lead over Martin

John Peschong

By KAREN VELIE Republican John Peschong is building on his wide lead over Democrat Steve Martin as the campaign for the San Luis Obispo County District 1 supervisor seat enters its final week, according to a CalCoastNews poll conducted Sunday.... (Continue reading)

Poll shows Carpenter with slight lead over Hill

San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter

In the contentious race for the San Luis Obispo County District 3 supervisor seat, Dan Carpenter has a slight lead over his rival Adam Hill, according to a CalCoastNews poll conducted Sunday. Among decided voters, San Luis Obispo City Councilman... (Continue reading)



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