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Arroyo Grande tape missing 80 minutes

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Surveillance video provided by Arroyo Grande officials showing interior and exterior views of City Hall on July 3 — when a reported late night rendezvous involving two top employees occurred — is missing 80... (Continue reading)

SLO councilman rips city’s anti-panhandling campaign

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo city councilman is criticizing the city’s latest attempt to address its homeless problem, calling a recent campaign a fundraising effort for a local nonprofit, rather than a deterrent for aggressive behavior in the... (Continue reading)

Is Arroyo Grande violating its own water conservation laws?

By KAREN VELIE Amid mandatory water conservation efforts, Arroyo Grande city staff has dumped 30,000 to 50,000 gallons of potable water down the gutter while telling the code enforcement officer to ignore the situation. After deciding to paint one of... (Continue reading)

Sex, lies, video, and a city cover-up

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Arroyo Grande police officer reports and city video tapes support allegations of a late night romantic rendezvous at City Hall between City Manager Steve Adams and a subordinate. On July 3, shortly after Community... (Continue reading)

San Miguel board fires district manager

By KAREN VELIE Three San Miguel Community Services District Board members voted Thursday to fire their district manager. The legality of which is questionable as the meeting was not on the agenda. On Aug. 28 at 6 p.m., four board... (Continue reading)

Contentious supervisor race impacts future candidates

By KAREN VELIE UPDATE: The Fair Political Practices Commission sent Lynn Compton a warning letter dated Sept. 2. The warning says Compton violated the Political Reform Act by not reporting the value of the use of vehicles adorned with advertising.... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo doctor on probation over pot prescriptions

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo physician who wrote 30,000 prescriptions for medical marijuana in three years has begun a probated sentence. Dr. Atsuko Rees, subject of an exclusive CalCoastNews story, had her medical license suspended for 45 days... (Continue reading)

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)



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