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Mayoral candidate facing criminal charges

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE A longtime Paso Robles business owner making a write-in bid for mayor has an extensive criminal history, was arrested five times in September alone, and faces felony charges for making terrorist threats while brandishing... (Continue reading)

Steve Kniffen is Cambria’s non-candidate

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Cambrian Steve Kniffen envisions a grand political experiment which he believes could productively alter the way Americans elect their leaders. And he’s shifting his philosophy into action by throwing his name into the hopper as a write-in... (Continue reading)

Loaded mayoral candidate partakes in Paso Robles debate: Video

One of six candidates for Paso Robles City Council who participated in a Wednesday evening forum at the Paso Robles Inn appeared intoxicated when he arrived about 15 minutes late wearing a T-shirt and flip-flops. Mayoral candidate Jeff Rougeot smelled... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo facing millions in environment fines

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo is facing millions of dollars in fines by state and federal agencies investigating the illegal dumping of toxic wastes by city employees and failure to follow environmental regulations. If the fines are levied, city... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach Democrats blast party leader over flyer

By KAREN VELIE Two Democratic candidates for the Grover Beach City Council are accusing San Luis Obispo Democratic Central Committee leaders of making false statements in a flyer that aims to persuade voters to reject Measure I-12. Ballot measure I-12... (Continue reading)

SLO police again accused of hassling the homeless

EDITOR’S NOTE: See San Luis Obispo City Council candidate Matt Strzepec’s accounting of alleged police harassment of the homeless at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE A former San Luis Obispo City Council candidate has reentered the race... (Continue reading)

A new Paso Robles chief just like the old chief?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A six-person Paso Robles “citizens’ committee” advising in the selection of the city’s next chief of police includes the man whose recommendation led to the eventual appointment of  disgraced Lisa Solomon-Chitty as the city’s first female chief... (Continue reading)

Homeless lawyers seek legal fees for constitutional complaint

By KAREN VELIE The two lawyers who sued the city of San Luis Obispo for unconstitutional treatment of the homeless are seeking $148,727 in legal fees from the city for the civil case. In April, attorneys Saro Rizzo and Stew... (Continue reading)

Voice mail message warns of impending murder

By KAREN VELIE A mentally ill man who allegedly murdered his neighbor in San Luis Obispo had told a friend, police and his landlord of his aggravation over a missing cell phone prior to the forewarned assault, several inside sources... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district discharging fecal matter into the ocean

By KAREN VELIE Shortly after a hearing that determined the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District had to pay a $1.1 million fine for spilling sewage into the environment, water board prosecutors said the district is facing further fines... (Continue reading)



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