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Sanitation district votes to stop litigation

Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District voted unanimously Wednesday to stop fighting the state in court over a $1.1 million fine levied because of a 384,000 to 3 million gallon raw sewage spill that flowed... (Continue reading)

Woman sues for $10M, claims developer beat her repeatedly

Michelle Jewsbury with a blackeye after an encounter with Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE At first, Michelle Jewsbury loved Ryan Petetit’s romantic gestures and, she said, the feel of his touch. Then he began choking her and slamming her against walls, according to a lawsuit filed in April. Jewsbury, after filing... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles councilman accused of using position for profit

Paso Robles Councilman John Hamon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles Councilman John Hamon is accused of violating conflict of interest rules because he participates in government decisions that allegedly impact his business interests and income. Hamon is currently running against three other candidates for the... (Continue reading)

Oceano board president facing property liens

OCSD Board President Mary Lucey

Oceano Community Services District Board President Mary Lucey has two homes in Oceano which are facing liens because she has failed to pay her sewer bills. Lucey also serves as the Oceano representative on the South County Sanitation District Board.... (Continue reading)

Neighbor sues supervisor candidate over property dispute

Eric Michielssen

By KAREN VELIE Eric Michielssen’s neighbor has filed a lawsuit against him, claiming that Michielssen has repeatedly trespassed and disrespected his property rights. Michielssen is currently challenging San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold for the District 5 seat. For... (Continue reading)

Dee Torres-Hill rips nonprofit volunteer at fundraiser

Dee Torres-Hill

By CCN STAFF Tempers flared Saturday night when Dee Torres-Hill, wife of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill, allegedly confronted a woman and a political opponent of Hill’s during a fundraising dinner for the Senior Nutrition Program. Torres-Hill took... (Continue reading)

AG council considers speech restraint

AG City Council 6

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A verbal joust over the limits of individual free speech looms Tuesday when the Arroyo Grande City Council meets at 6 p.m. A recent request by one council member to place on a future agenda a discussion... (Continue reading)

Cambria in hot water over desal project

Cambria's reclaimed water retention basin

(Editor’s Note: The May 16 letter from the California Coastal Commission to San Luis Obispo County about Cambria’s water reclamation plant is at the end of this article.) By KAREN VELIE The California Coastal Commission recommended that San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Poll shows Peschong outperforming his opponents

John Peschong

By CCN STAFF In the race for the San Luis Obispo County District 1 supervisor seat, John Peschong holds a significant lead over his opponents, according to a CalCoastNews poll conducted Thursday. Among decided voters, Templeton businessman Peschong holds a... (Continue reading)

Poll shows Arnold with big lead over Michielssen

Supervisor Debbie Arnold

By CCN STAFF The race for the San Luis Obispo County District 5 supervisor seat looks like its incumbent Supervisor Debbie Arnold’s to lose. Among decided voters, Arnold holds a 22-point lead over rival Eric Michielssen, according to a new... (Continue reading)



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