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County employees say whistleblower complaints mishandled

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By KAREN VELIE For years, San Luis Obispo County employees have lodged complaints about missing medications and conditions at the jail that they say endanger inmates and nurses. More than four years ago, several medical staffers at the county jail... (Continue reading)

Bond rating for Los Osos is suspended

Money toilet

By KAREN VELIE The financial bad news for the Los Osos Community Services District continues; earlier this summer the Standard & Poor’s suspended its rating for district bonds. The credit rating service said it could not continue to rate the... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s great cake caper

Susan Cameron

By KAREN VELIE It turned out to be sort of a half-baked plan. On June 7, Susan Cameron, a nursing supervisor in charge of medical staff at the San Luis Obispo County Jail, brought a cake in for her co-workers... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo city inspector charged with burglary

Mark Williams

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a San Luis Obispo city engineering inspector for allegedly burglarizing a home in Nipomo. Deputies arrested Mark Williams on Sunday in Atascadero, according to an incident report. On Saturday, Williams, 56, allegedly went... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande’s rehire of interim city manager in question

AG City Council 6

Arroyo Grande City Council’s plans to hire Robert McFall to serve as interim city manager were dismantled shortly after the council voted last week to approve his contract. It is currently unclear whether McFall will go back to work for... (Continue reading)

Recycling center closures cost communities millions each year

Mayor Tom O'Malley

By KAREN VELIE Throughout San Luis Obispo County, numerous recycling centers have closed leaving some local communities without a place to redeem their beverage deposits. These closures have cost local businesses and residents millions of dollars. California charges a fee... (Continue reading)

Hill pressures recipients of county funds for donations

Supervisor Adam Hill

By KAREN VELIE In an email San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill sent to a group of people affiliated with a local program that receives county monies, Hill ties the county’s financial support to donations to his reelection campaign.... (Continue reading)

Teen Templeton home invasion suspect, nabbed for burglary

A photo of Levi Mattson caught on a security camera in May

One of the teens, now being tried as an adult for a Templeton Home invasion, was identified by multiple CCN readers as a one of two burglars who robbed an Atascadero home in May. Levi Mattson, 16, of Atascadero has... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district agrees to end litigation, pay fine

Mayor Jim Hill

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board announced Wednesday that the state has agreed to settle litigation and permit the district to pay a $1.19 million fine levied because of a 2010 sewage spill. As... (Continue reading)

Number of Paso Robles sex offender victims escalating

Jason Robert Porter

Investigators have now identified 17 children and multiple adult women Jason Robert Porter allegedly sexually molested or secretly photographed, according to San Luis Obispo County Assistant District Attorney Lee Cunningham. Porter, 44, is accused of sexually molesting the children, making... (Continue reading)



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