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Oceano manager’s history of mismanagement

Amid allegations of mismanagement, some former Oceano Community Service District (OCSD) directors question how similar problems from General Manager Raffaele Montemurro’s past were not disclosed in a background check performed shortly before his hiring in 2009. During Montemurro’s two-year stint as... (Continue reading)

PG&E tries to relax nuclear safety fears

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has succumbed to public anxiety following the Japanese nuclear disaster by asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to hold off on renewing its licenses of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant until it completes more advanced... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles lenders arrested for fraud and embezzlement

Real Property Lenders (RPL) of Paso Robles principals Rod Jarmin and Tammy Jordan were arrested this week for seven counts of fraud and embezzlement in connection with a scheme that allegedly swindled more than 700 investors out of $30 million. Jarmin,... (Continue reading)

Ironman eyes San Luis Obispo County

Ironman, one of the world’s most renowned and challenging triathlon events, could make its mark on the Central Coast, and pump its iron fist in the form of an economic impact that could amount to several million dollars. Real estate developer... (Continue reading)

Hate speech vandalism in Arroyo Grande

Vandals broke into Mesa Middle School in Arroyo Grande over the weekend and covered classroom whiteboards in anti-black and Jewish graffiti, according to the San Luis Obispo Sheriff's department. Statements such as white power, fuck niggers and Jews alongside swastikas were... (Continue reading)

Enrollment to be slashed at Cuesta College

Cuesta College could turn away more than 3,000 students next fall because of stalled Sacramento budget talks. “It is a disaster for the community,” said Cuesta College Marketing Director Stephan Gunsaulus who noted the cuts will affect current students, graduating high... (Continue reading)

A racist Stormfront hits Arroyo Grande

The Arroyo Grande woman whose house was the scene of a cross burning earlier this month, has retained an attorney and wants to know why police officers investigating the crime asked her about her sexual history from the last ten... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County adds 2,000 jobs in February

San Luis Obispo County added 2,000 new jobs in February which dropped the unemployment rate from 10.3 percent in January to 9.8 percent in February, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. The numbers of... (Continue reading)

High ambulance rates up for approval, again

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will soon decide whether to approve a new contract with San Luis Ambulance Service, further solidifying one of the highest rate schedules in California -- and stoking a controversy that burned years... (Continue reading)

Japan quake ignites Diablo nuclear concerns

In the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear calamity, concerns about Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant’s ability to withstand an earthquake and media reports that safety plans do not include earthquake procedures have the public demanding answers. Even before last weeks earthquake and... (Continue reading)

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