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Sign wars heat up in supervisor election campaigns

By KAREN VELIE Update: John Brunsfield, a retired attorney, said he purchased and put out signs that say “Lynn Compton is a fraud.” Brunsfield said he is not affiliated with any campaign and put the signs out after receiving slate... (Continue reading)

Margay Edwards’ car found in the desert

By KAREN VELIE The blue Hyundai Accent driven by Margay Edwards of Los Osos was discovered Friday afternoon about two and a half miles from where her body was found a week ago, her family said On Sept. 25, two... (Continue reading)

Adams may quit, slaps police again

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Embattled Arroyo Grande City Manager Steve Adams said Wednesday he will be leaving his job when he decides the time is right, and leveled a barrage of accusations against his police department’s contract negotiators.... (Continue reading)

Los Osos woman victim of suspected homicide

By KAREN VELIE The body of a 27-year-old Los Osos woman was discovered in a Nevada desert on Thursday, she appears to be the victim of a homicide. Two men riding quads discovered the body of Margay Edwards in the... (Continue reading)

Supervisor candidates argue over proposition 13

By KAREN VELIE The latest skirmish in the contentious battle for San Luis Obispo County’s District 4 Supervisor seat is over the meaning of Proposition 13. Caren Ray and Lynn Compton are battling for what is considered the swing seat... (Continue reading)

Battle to replace Arroyo Grande mayor begins

By KAREN VELIE Following police officer allegations that Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara participated in a cover-up over a city sex scandal, a group of city residents have announced their plans to unseat the controversial mayor. A group of citizens... (Continue reading)

Drought means opportunity for some

PART ONE: Water, money, need, and greed By DANIEL BLACKBURN California’s persistent 30-month dry period has provoked statewide cries for major changes in current water resources practices, and is sparking renewed campaigns for more dams and big water project developments.... (Continue reading)

AG council yields to officer probe demands

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Prodded for weeks by growing sentiment to deal publicly with a prickly situation involving City Manager Steve Adams, the Arroyo Grande City Council will now seek an independent investigation of Adams’ “uncomfortable” behavior with... (Continue reading)

Who fashioned the Arroyo Grande coverup?

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN As Arroyo Grande officials prepare for their third review in weeks of City Manager Steve Adams, municipal employees are raising questions about Mayor Tony Ferrara’s handling of a late-night interlude between Adams and a... (Continue reading)

Sex scandal sinks AG police officer confidence

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Arroyo Grande police officers lodged a formal complaint and a vote of no confidence Thursday against City Manager Steve Adams and Mayor Tony Ferrara fueled by disagreements over the city’s failure to investigate an... (Continue reading)



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