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Lawsuit filed on behalf of San Luis Obispo’s homeless

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo city officials are accused of discrimination, harassment and the criminalization of homeless people, in a lawsuit filed on Friday. At the behest of city officials, police wake up homeless... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles ‘mole’ interests prosecutors

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Members of the Paso Robles Police Officers Association (PRPOA) discussed ongoing contract negotiations for several hours the night of Nov. 9, 2011, unaware that at least one city spy sat among them.... (Continue reading)

Prosecutor dumped after declining firefighter assault case

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County prosecutor who decided not to prosecute firefighter Ryan Mason who is accused of savagely beating a man in June has been removed from the case. Deputy District... (Continue reading)

Atascadero filched FEMA funds

Prompted by a 2008 investigative report by CalCoastNews detailing how Atascadero city officials conspired to bilk taxpayers out of millions of dollars in disaster aid, a FEMA investigation has determined the city received $8... (Continue reading)

School district illicitly garnered $13 million in FEMA funds?

The Paso Robles School District is getting a double wave of bad financial news ― not only is the district already facing a $1.59 million budget shortfall, but the federal government may be seeking the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles residents challenge chief’s rich deal

When the Paso Robles City Council agreed last week to pay Police Chief Lisa Solomon $250,000 for the embattled 46-year-old’s early “retirement,” more questions were raised than answered. Meanwhile, additional details of the city’s first female... (Continue reading)

STATE BEAT: Surgeon costs Adventist $32 million

It was just a small bruise, the result of a minor bicycling mishap, and it barely raised a bump on Ernest Dale Faber’s left knee. Faber, an active 73-year-old widower and former Marine who lived... (Continue reading)

SLO homeless plan facing legal battle

Amid allegations of illegality, San Luis Obispo City Council members voted Tuesday to unanimously approve two portions of a homeless parking plan while agreeing to revisit the plan's proposal to increase police actions against homeless... (Continue reading)

Solomon out as Paso Robles chief

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Lisa Solomon has stepped down as chief of police of Paso Robles following a tumultuous two months of relentless accusations by her own officers of sexual misconduct. An agreement between her and... (Continue reading)

App to Solomon: Lovely Lisa Meter Maid

Paso Robles City Manager Jim App labeled Police Chief Lisa Solomon as "Lovely Lisa Meter Maid” in one of a number of sometimes bizarre emails between top city staff, in which App also identified himself... (Continue reading)

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