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Politicians call foul over deceptive ads

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By KAREN VELIE Several Central Coast politicians are calling foul to this years barrage of deceptive political ads. In the race for Congress, a politician is accused of placing ads that exaggerate his accomplishments, while in the race for San... (Continue reading)

Are Seitz’s days numbered in Los Osos?

Michael Seitz

By KAREN VELIE The Los Osos Community Services District is considering parting ways with longtime district legal counsel Shipsey & Seitz. In 1998, Shipsey & Seitz was first hired to represent the district during its formation. However, in the past... (Continue reading)

First threats, then fire burns migrant housing in Nipomo

Nipomo Fire

Following several reported threats, an arsonist likely set a fire Wednesday night that burned a home under construction in Nipomo. The home was one of seven houses being built to shelter 112 or more foreign nationals who would come from... (Continue reading)

Marketing phone poll targets Arnold campaign

Supervisor Debbie Arnold

By DANIEL BLACKBURN An expensive and anonymous telephone poll aimed at voters in San Luis Obispo County’s  District 5 attempts to discredit incumbent Supervisor Debbie Arnold with a series of carefully-crafted questions. Arnold’s opponent, Eric Michielssen, told radio station KPRL... (Continue reading)

Nipomo neighbors in uproar over migrant housing

Strawberry pickers

By KAREN VELIE A large strawberry grower in South County is seeking to move 112 or more foreign nationals into seven homes on Mad Place in Nipomo. A plan some neighbors are rallying against. Under the federal H-2A program, employers... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay mayor recuses himself, then lobbies council

Monica and Jamie Irons

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Morro Bay Mayor Jamie Irons removed himself from a vote on housing regulations last week to avoid a financial conflict of interest. However, Irons then lobbied the council both orally and in writing to vote in a... (Continue reading)

Who win$ if state controls Paso Robles water basin?

Paso Robles pipes

Editor’s Note: This is first in a two-part series examining economic rewards tied to North County water. Cindy Steinbeck’s letter is at the bottom of this article. By DANIEL BLACKBURN A quiet but frenetic land rush in the North County... (Continue reading)

Does Petetit lawsuit reveal fraudulent business practices?

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE A lawsuit filed earlier this year alleges PB Company principal Ryan Petetit fraudulently induced a Nipomo couple to lend him more than $240,000. The suit lists seven complaints including breach of contract, fraudulent inducement, and negligence. But... (Continue reading)

Gibson attempts to turn Paso basin over to the state

Supervisor Bruce Gibson

Editor’s Note: A video of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson asking to give the state control of the Paso Robles basin follows the article. By DANIEL BLACKBURN One of the most outspoken advocates of a failed North County... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes dust rule still valid, judge rules

Oceano Dunes 4

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Less than a year after a California appellate court struck down a key provision of the Oceano Dunes dust rule, a San Luis Obispo judge has ruled the rest of the controversial regulation should remain intact. San... (Continue reading)



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