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Oceano’s financial records manipulated?

Oceano’s former general manager asked the company he purchased a controversial new computer system from to input unconfirmed accounting data leaving the district unable to come up with accurate financial information. After years of financial mismanagement, Oceano Community Services District is... (Continue reading)

Atascadero management violating personnel rules

Atascadero employees are breaking rules that limit the amount of vacation accrual leaving the city with a $553,000 unfunded liability, according to city finance documents. City personnel rules, set in place to protect the city from financial liability, make department heads... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach’s use of redevelopment funds scrutinized

Critics of a proposed sale of a community garden allege Grover Beach city leaders have been using state redevelopment funds to bail out the city during revenue shortfalls by funneling money from its Improvement Agency into its general fund. And... (Continue reading)

Grand Jury finds conflict of interest with Wallace Group

Accusations that the administrator of a sanitation district in San Luis Obispo County’s South Bay has been funneling millions of dollars to a private engineering company he owns without proper oversight, has been validated by a San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Oceano manager terminated

Oceano Community Services District's general manager was terminated by the board following an almost four-hour closed session on Tuesday. “I was accused of something I never did,” Raffaele Montemurro said. “When I said you have to treat everyone in an arbitrary... (Continue reading)

Oceano general manager under investigation

An investigation into the Oceano Community Services District’s beleaguered general manager’s questionable increases in his own pay is underway following a CalCoastNews exclusive. Raffaele Montemurro, the manager of the financially strapped district, consistently brags of his ability to cut costs on... (Continue reading)

Termination of Oceano’s general manager on Tuesday’s agenda

While Oceano’s general manager sat with his head hung low wiping sweat from his brow, the district’s board members voted to have a special meeting on May 31 to discuss the discipline, dismissal or release of their community’s general manager. During... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande water recycling plant under construction

After years seeking approval, construction is now underway on a cutting edge water recycling plant—unique in the world—at the Plains Exploration and Production Company (PXP) oil field in Arroyo Grande which will increase its oil production which is currently averaging... (Continue reading)

Can Oceano make employee payroll?

Crippled by years of financial mismanagement, Oceano Community Services District is facing the possibility it will not be able to cover payroll in August. “It is to early too tell if we can make payroll in August,” said Raffaele Montemurro, the... (Continue reading)

Blogger wins free speech battle, Cal Poly dean loses

The former Cal Poly College of Engineering dean who filed a defamation lawsuit against numerous defendants and the university loses round one and is ordered to pay a defending San Luis Obispo blogger nearly $17,000 on the grounds of freedom... (Continue reading)



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