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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)

Did SLO County medical examiner skate on hit-and-run?

Gary Walter

By KAREN VELIE Local officials decided to look the other way after the San Luis Obispo County contracted medical examiner was involved in a hit-and-run on his way to an autopsy. Even so, officers did arrest Dr. Gary Alan Walter... (Continue reading)

Poll shows District 3 supervisor seat up for grabs

Supervisor Adam Hill

By CCN STAFF The San Luis Obispo County’s District 3 race is close, with none of the candidates likely to garner 50 percent of the votes needed to win the June 7 primary election. If no one gets 50 percent... (Continue reading)

Did Grover Beach mayor purposely conceal campaign donations?

John Shoals

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals committed 52 violations of state campaign finance laws during his 2014 mayoral campaign, according to a complaint filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The complaint alleges Shoals’ failure to... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar bars teen with brain tumor from going to prom

Jared Springer

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A high school senior who is battling a brain tumor and recovering from a broken hip managed to score a date, as well as a black tuxedo with a pink tie, for the Arroyo Grande High School... (Continue reading)

AG City officials tussle in escalating fight over grocery store

Haggen 5

  By KAREN VELIE While the former space of Arroyo Grande’s only full-service grocery store remains empty, city officials are tussling over what should be done. In late October, as part of a bankruptcy, Haggen Food and Pharmacy shuttered its... (Continue reading)

Grand Jury investigating Rabobank in money laundering probe

Rabobank

By KAREN VELIE A federal grand jury is questioning former and current employees of Rabobank branches in San Luis Obispo County as part of an investigation into allegations of money laundering for Mexican drug cartels. Beginning in about 2010, bank... (Continue reading)

SLO proposed 75-foot-high project scrapped

Courtesy of RRM Design

  By KAREN VELIE Developers Nick Tompkins, Andrew Firestone and Jess Parker have withdrawn their plans to build a 75-foot high development in San Luis Obispo that would have included an 80-room hotel, residential units, offices, retail space and a... (Continue reading)

Rob Rossi files suit against ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66

Santa Margarita Ranch 2

By KAREN VELIE Rob Rossi, an owner of the more than 14,000 acre Santa Margarita Ranch, filed a lawsuit against ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 on Friday for allegedly operating a pipeline that has contaminated a portion of the ranch. Phillips... (Continue reading)



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