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Arroyo Grande council eyes reopening Adams inquiry

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Stung by accusations of a cover-up, the Arroyo Grande City Council Tuesday decided to probe further into a late-night rendezvous between two officials who were discovered in a darkened City Hall last month. Prodded by council member... (Continue reading)

Ashbaugh votes in disregard of state ruling

By KAREN VELIE CORRECTION: John Ashbaugh does not own property in the airport area. He  does own property in a focus area of the land use update and because of that the FPPC had ruled that he could not vote... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay cop caught asleep at the wheel

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Shortly after Morro Bay police officers do late night bar checks and roust homeless people they find sleeping in their cars, some then search for a secluded spot to take a nap in their police cruisers, in... (Continue reading)

Ferrera defends couple’s City Hall caper

By CCN STAFF Two top Arroyo Grande officials discovered by emergency workers near midnight last month in a darkened City Hall were said Wednesday by Mayor Tony Ferrera to have been cleared of inappropriate behavior by an internal city investigation.... (Continue reading)

Jury finds KSBY employee largely at fault for own death

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo jury determined Wednesday morning that a woman struck and killed by a car near a Pismo Beach hotel in 2011 was largely at fault for her own death. The jury awarded the family... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande tryst a group affair

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN A late night rendezvous at Arroyo Grande City Hall involving two city officials ended abruptly when emergency workers, responding to a 911 call about a missing spouse, discovered a partially dressed couple in the... (Continue reading)

City study suggests SLO employees are underpaid

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The chief building official for the city of San Luis Obispo receives a base salary of more than $100,000 a year. But, according to a recently published city study, it is well below the industry standard. On... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County general services director departs suddenly

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Administrator Dan Buckshi recently informed Janette Pell, director of the general services agency, that she no longer held her position, according to county sources. On Aug. 11, Buckshi announced in an email sent... (Continue reading)

Is San Luis Obispo investing wisely?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo’s investment committee agreed Thursday to propose minor changes to the city’s investment strategy, while rejecting several higher-yielding options. On June 30, San Luis Obispo’s investment fund contained $87.6 million. After factoring... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay hires new city manager amid employment dispute

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Morro Bay selected a new city manager the same day the applicant agreed to a settlement from a city that decided it did not want to hire him. The Morro Bay City Council unanimously selected retiring U.S.... (Continue reading)



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