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Paso Robles city employee sentenced to jail

By KAREN VELIE A former Paso Robles building, parks and streets maintenance supervisor arrested for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from the city, was sentenced to 20 days in jail on May 27. Facing three felony charges of grand theft... (Continue reading)

Gibson, Dow, Irons win in SLO County; Compton and Ray head for runoff

Correction: The Morro Bay City Council race results originally reported reflected the percentages of votes cast, as opposed to percentages of ballots cast. Also, candidates in the Morro Bay council race must receive votes from more than 50 percent of... (Continue reading)

In the season of campaign sign rustlers

EXCLUSIVE By KAREN VELIE You know it really is election season when signs appear and disappear throughout San Luis Obispo County as candidates battle for exposure. And every year candidate signs worth thousands of dollars are stolen. Even so, this... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly radio station hosts offer genital photos in fundraiser

By KAREN VELIE Two California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo students, hosts on the university’s KCPR-FM radio station, offered photos of their genitals and rectums during the station’s April fundraiser. Logan Cooper and Sean Martinez host KCPR’s sex talk... (Continue reading)

KSBY political ad chopped, but participants still feeling the heat

UPDATE: The South County Advisory Council Chair Sandra Caughell responded with the following comment: “The concern was the reference to South County Advisory Council in Ms. Ray’s campaign ad. We as a council do not endorse any candidates for office... (Continue reading)

A crafted perception of water district ‘cooperation’

Eyes On Your Water: Third in a series of reports on the North County’s festering water politics. By DANIEL BLACKBURN A surprise voting maneuver — engineered by its leader — divided a local landowners’ group and greased the skids for... (Continue reading)

Oceano dumping television airings of board meetings

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following the hiring of a $200,000 general manager for its six-employee community services district, the Oceano Community Services District Board has started the process to eliminate television coverage of its bimonthly meetings. Last week, the Oceano board... (Continue reading)

Lois Capps’ office murder and coverup scandal

Award winning investigative reporter Peter Lance’s series on the murder and coverup scandal plaguing Congresswoman Lois Capp’s office was published in the Santa Barbara News Press and touted in multiple journalism publications in early May, but primarily ignored in San... (Continue reading)

SLO council gives CAPSLO $250,000 for homeless center

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council awarded the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) $250,000 Tuesday to use for the development and construction of a new homeless services center. The council had previously budgeted the... (Continue reading)

SLO Council votes for pay increases

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council awarded itself a pay raise Tuesday evening, and a couple hours later, also gave its top attorney a bump in pay. The council twice voted 3-2, with council members Dan Carpenter... (Continue reading)



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