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Cambria general manager’s raise scrapped, for now

Cambria General Manager Jerry Gruber

By KAREN VELIE Amid growing outrage, the Cambria Community Services District will not be voting Thursday to approve a contract giving the district’s general manager a 38 percent pay increase. The agenda change appears to be prompted by public complaints... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly gives TV deal to president’s friend

President Jeffrey Armstrong

By KAREN VELIE (Editor’s note: In the interest of transparency, readers should know that Cal Coast News editor Bill Loving is a tenured professor in the journalism department at Cal Poly. A recording of an interview with Cal Poly President... (Continue reading)

Cambria general manager to get a 38 percent pay increase

Cambria General Manager Jerry Gruber

By KAREN VELIE Less then two months after the implementation of a 116 percent water and sewer rate increase, the Cambria Community Services District is planning to approve a set of staggered pay hikes of 38 percent for its general... (Continue reading)

Local nonprofits plagued by financial irregularities

non profit

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE Two politically-connected nonprofits in San Luis Obispo County have broken federal or state laws, failed to report revenue and refused to comply with financial disclosure rules. The president and founder of one of the... (Continue reading)

Los Osos penalized for under reporting wages

Money toilet

By KAREN VELIE The Los Osos Community Services District owes fines and interest for under-reporting almost $100,000 in wages during the past two years. The penalties are a result of “quarterly and annual payroll reports not being filed or being... (Continue reading)

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)



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