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Dietrick slams judge’s ruling as judicial misinterpretation

By KAREN VELIE Frustrated by a judge’s ruling that bars San Luis Obispo police from ticketing homeless people sleeping in their vehicles, the city council Tuesday will consider an emergency ordinance seeking a way to... (Continue reading)

Gearhart indicted, facing 300 years in federal prison

Update: Under the original story. Onetime Atascadero “Person of the Year” and prominent North County land developer Kelly Gearhart has been indicted by a federal grand jury and faces 16 charges of mail fraud, wire... (Continue reading)

Mesa land sale offer on table

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A 17-acre parcel atop the Nipomo Mesa would make an ideal site to augment the region’s future water supply, perhaps with a desalting plant, says a prominent local businessman, but water officials... (Continue reading)

Oceano board squelches public comment

By KAREN VELIE The public comment period during last week’s Oceano Community Services District Board meeting was squelched after the board inaccurately determined rules barring elected officials from speaking about personnel issues also extended to... (Continue reading)

SLO County battling trustees over Gearhart properties

Following an announcement in early June by the San Luis Obispo County tax collector’s office that several of former North County developer Kelly Gearhart’s tax-defaulted properties were to be sold at auction on July 1,... (Continue reading)

Tribe losing permission to climb Morro Rock after news of reburials of unidentified remains

By KAREN VELIE Two sets of human remains, thought to be Native American, have been buried atop Morro Rock by a Salinian Tribal Council member, Salinian tribal members say. Amid news of the reburials of... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district smacked with $1.4 million proposed fine

By KAREN VELIE Ratepayers in the communities of  Arroyo Grande, Oceano, and Grover Beach are facing increased utility bills to cover a $1,383,007 proposed fine for a raw sewage spill that occurred because of alleged... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police safe mode scrapped

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A controversial limited response program initiated by the Paso Robles Police Department called “safe mode” has been discontinued. “The ‘safety and service response level policy’ is no longer in effect,” acting Chief... (Continue reading)

Local man barred from homeless services

CORRECTION: Randall Reed said he was not a veteran or a recipient of several medals. He apologized for trying to embellish his past and asked that the story be corrected. By KAREN VELIE Following the... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district and regulators at impasse

By KAREN VELIE Regional water resources control board officials have pulled the plug on settlement negotiations with the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District over a December 2010 raw sewage spill, and called an... (Continue reading)

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