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Disturbing details revealed in Paso Robles killing

Nicole Honait Luxor

By KAREN VELIE An argument over the size of a medical marijuana growing operation took place before the shooting death of 34-year-old Benjamin Derrel Terra on Nov. 14. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nicole Honair Luxor, 61, in connection with the killing... (Continue reading)

Los Osos general manager’s days appear to be numbered

Kathy Kivley

By KAREN VELIE Following a review of Los Osos Community Services District General Manager Kathy Kivley’s performance and an investigation into misappropriation of funds, Kivley spoke with legal counsel and quickly left the Dec. 3 board meeting. A CalCoastNews’s analysis... (Continue reading)

County shuts down illegal gambling in Oceano and Nipomo

Cyber wave cafe

Two gambling operations were shut down this week after San Luis Obispo County officials determined they were operating illegally. After receiving multiple complaints of drug use and prostitution in the area around the Cyber Wave Cafe’s at 1945 Front Street... (Continue reading)

Refugee stories from Eastern Europe

Refugees 25

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Editor’s Note: As the refugee crisis in Europe has morphed into a political issue in the United States, CCN reporter Josh Friedman has traveled Eastern Europe, meeting refugees and watching the waves of mass migration. The following... (Continue reading)

More details emerge in developer assault case

Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE An alleged violent assault on the girlfriend of a prominent San Luis Obispo County developer included smashing the victim’s head through a window and holding her in a closet against her will, sources said. More details emerged Monday... (Continue reading)

Prominent SLO County developer arrested on assault charges

Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande police arrested a prominent local developer on Thanksgiving day in connection with an assault that allegedly caused serious bodily injury to a girlfriend, they said. Ryan Petetit, 28, is a principal in PB Companies, a... (Continue reading)

Hill won’t address questions; he’s changing addresses

Adam Hill speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for a PB Companies project.

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill changed the mailing and work address for a consulting company he works for, the same day he received questions from CalCoastNews about inconsistencies between his financial disclosures and a developer’s... (Continue reading)

Rough waters continue for Ashley Madison cheaters

Ashley Madison

By KAREN VELIE Opening up his Earthlink account Monday, a San Luis Obispo based attorney found five threatening emails, each attempting to extort money because of the attorney’s participation on the hookup website Ashley Madison. The site, with a tagline... (Continue reading)

San Luis Jazz Band leader pleads guilty to extortion

Mitch latting

BY KAREN VELIE The leader of the San Luis Jazz Band plead guilty last month to three counts of extortion against his wife. Mitch Latting, 66, is scheduled to be sentenced by San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn... (Continue reading)

Hill threatens Carpenter with beat down

Supervisor Adam Hill

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill allegedly threatened to kick a competing campaign candidate’s “ass” if the competitor did not stay away from Hill’s largest donor, according to SLO City Councilman Dan Carpenter. During a Tuesday... (Continue reading)



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