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FDA warned about Ibuprofen; inmate died after 3 months

For several months before a 60-year-old man died in the San Luis Obispo County Jail, a doctor at the jail prescribed the inmate high doses of a medication the FDA warned that taken regularly could lead to heart attacks in... (Continue reading)

California League of Cities employees win pot dispensary slot

The Grover Beach City Council selected two applicants for the city’s coveted medical marijuana dispensaries on Monday evening. Both winners are major donors to political campaigns in the South County city, having given about $4,000 and $5,000 respectively to a... (Continue reading)

Backroom deals, marijuana and Grover Beach politics

Amid allegations of threats and backroom deals, Grover Beach has whittled down the list of candidates for two medical marijuana dispensary slots to seven. And at the top of the list of seven are applicants who are political donors to... (Continue reading)

Should North County euthanize cats to save money?

In a plan to save money, Paso Robles and Atascadero city official are considering adopting a program where animals would be euthanized three days after being picked up by animal services. [Cal Coast Times] Currently, the county provides legally mandated... (Continue reading)

Attorney costs skyrocketing for AG mayor investigation

An investigation into alleged misconduct by Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill has ballooned from an originally approved expenditure of $15,000 to nearly $50,000 and that number is still climbing. [Cal Coast Times] In March, a resident of Arroyo Grande claimed... (Continue reading)

Man allegedly tortured at SLO County Jail, kills himself

A 39-year-old man who was allegedly hogtied, tormented, stripped naked, berated and belittled by staffers at the San Luis Obispo County Jail earlier this year killed himself Sunday morning. [Cal Coast Times] Before he shot himself, Jeremiah Mobley said he... (Continue reading)

On-duty CHP officer arrested in San Luis Obispo

An on-duty California Highway Patrol officer was arrested for DUI in the parking lot of the CHP office on California Boulevard in San Luis Obispo more than a month ago. Nevertheless, the officer was not booked into jail nor was... (Continue reading)

Attorney questions validity of report on AG mayor

At a contentious South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board meeting on Sept. 6, an attorney for Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill asked the board to apologize to Hill for conducting a publicly funded inquisition. [Cal Coast Times] In... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart wins sentencing hearing appeal

Former North County developer Kelly Gearhart will receive a new sentencing and restitution hearing after the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Judge Otis Wright II erred in sentencing Gearhart to 14 years in federal prison. In 2014,... (Continue reading)

Fact checking SLO County’s jail death narrative

While San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson admits to having some responsibility for the death of a mentally ill man at the county jail, he continues to promote a disputed narrative of the events that led to Andrew Holland’s... (Continue reading)



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