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John Ashbaugh apologizes for lashing out, again

Councilman John Ashbaugh

In response to concerns by several San Luis Obispo residents about demands new development could have on the city’s dwindling water supply and overtaxed infrastructure, Councilman John Ashbaugh lashed out at his constituents. On March 2, Bob Shanbrom emailed city... (Continue reading)

Student’s suicide and allegations of bullying roil Paso Robles school district

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By KAREN VELIE One child is dead and another has been pulled from a Paso Robles middle school amid allegations of bullying, harassment and physical assaults by students. Parents have taken to Facebook to discuss what some call a culture... (Continue reading)

Former foster father pleads guilty to child rape

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By KAREN VELIE A former foster father, who adopted three of his charges, faces 20 years to life in state prison after pleading guilty Thursday to raping a child under 14 years of age. The children were placed with the... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill won’t address campaign finance irregularities

Supervisor Adam Hill

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has responded with insults and claims of harassment to questions about his latest campaign filing report. In his 460 report for the last six months of 2015, Hill reported $2,461.72... (Continue reading)

Big money backing Paso’s water district plan

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By DANIEL BLACKBURN A North County electorate widely divided by a proposed water district plan will decide the issue in just two weeks amid a flurry of last-minute campaigning by both sides. The proposal has been a contentious one since... (Continue reading)

Top fundraiser in congressional race has personal finance woes

Supervisor Salud Carbajal

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The leading fundraiser in the District 24 Congressional race to replace retiring Lois Capps also leads the top four candidates in credit card debt and history of foreclosure notices and federal tax liens. Republicans Katcho Achadjian and... (Continue reading)

Allegations of intimidation and retaliation mar Congressional race

Helene Schneider

By KAREN VELIE With the June primary less then four months away, entrenched Democratic party leaders are backing Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal for the 24th District congressional seat while supporters of his chief Democratic rival, Santa Barbara Mayor... (Continue reading)

Who benefits from a water district?

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More than two years ago, CalCoastNews published the first of a three-part series, “Eyes on Your Water,” examining the people, the politics, and the provable prevarications behind the proposed Paso Robles Basin water district. The series, written by Senior Correspondent... (Continue reading)

Judge rules: Atascadero sub-basin part of Paso Robles basin

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By KAREN VELIE A Santa Clara County judge ruled Wednesday that the Atascadero sub-basin is part of the Paso Robles basin raising new questions regarding an offset ordinance and a proposed water district. In 2013, the San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Auditor rebuts John Wallace’s explanation

John Wallace

Editor’s Note: Carl Knudson’s addendum to his report on the past management practices of John Wallace is at the bottom of this article. By KAREN VELIE In response to former South County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace’s claim that a... (Continue reading)



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