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Beauty salon inspector accused of targeting minorities

A state inspector, in charge of examining beauty salons and barber shops in San Luis Obispo County, has been accused of leveling steep fines on local beauticians and disrespecting the salons’ operators. Her behavior has caused some to question her motivation... (Continue reading)

Deadly fungus spreading in California

A currently untreatable strain of fungus has claimed the lives of at least 23 people in California and the Pacific Northwest, researchers said Friday. [KTVU] Known as Cryptococcus Gattii, the new strain of fungus is spread by the wind. It... (Continue reading)

Pozo drug bust called into question

Police arrested eight people at a concert in Pozo last Sunday on various counts of minor drug dealing, causing some to question the cost of the large undercover operation and its questionable results. At the so-called “420 Festival” of more than... (Continue reading)

Avila Beach web cam voyeurism

A couple of restaurants in Avila Beach thought it was a good way to promote themselves. They positioned a video camera outdoors last winter so website visitors could check out live action of the waves, the weather and maybe decide... (Continue reading)

Napa winery plays with fire in criticizing fire fighters

In a reminder as to why many people prefer to remain anonymous in posting comments, particularly those criticizing public servants, a Napa Valley winery has become the target of an intense boycott by local fire fighters–over a Letter to the... (Continue reading)

More on Bordonaro’s special favors

(Editor’s Note: This is the third and last in a series about San Luis Obispo County Assessor and Republican politico Tom Bordonaro.) While San Luis... (Continue reading)

Fun in the sun for Heritage Oaks Bank officials

Less then a month after Heritage Oaks Bancorp raised $60 million through the sale of securities, some members of the Board of Directors and high-ranking bank officials have taken off for the board’s annual trip to the Hawaiian Islands, sources... (Continue reading)

State lawmakers keep their schedules private

California lawmakers, supposedly public servants, continue to keep their daily schedules private, despite attempts by the Associated Press to gain access to 2009 records. [Associated Press] All but one of the 120 current members of the Senate and the Assembly... (Continue reading)

Bordonaro’s well-placed friends

(Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series about San Luis Obispo County Assessor and Republican politico Tom Bordonaro.) Amidst allegations that San Luis Obispo County Assessor Tom Bordonaro has reportedly used his office and his foundation to enrich his... (Continue reading)

Heritage Oaks Bank reports accounting error

Paso Robles-based Heritage Oaks Bancorp blames accounting errors for a recently discovered additional $1.8 million in losses for the fourth quarter of 2009. The parent company of Heritage Oaks Bank now reports a fourth quarter net loss of $3.4 million... (Continue reading)

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