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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)

Santa Lucia Bank facing regulatory deadlines

Santa Lucia Bank has been ordered to increase its shareholder equity by $12 million in less than three months in a state enforcement action -- a challenge in the face of plummeting stock prices. The Atascadero based bank’s stock prices have... (Continue reading)

Marx’s own emails belie prior claims

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx, by her own admission in a series of emails, was a key player in an illegal campaign aimed at torpedoing a development project proposed by rancher Ernie Dalidio... (Continue reading)

Judge rules whistleblowers cannot sue

An alleged whistleblower’s case against the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District was tossed out because a judge said an employee cannot sue a public entity for wrongful termination because of being a whistleblower. Former lab technician Devina Douglas sued... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district served notice for violations

The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has been slapped with a notice of violation for the 12-hour raw sewage spill that occurred in December, 2010, according to an April 18 enforcement action that CalCoastNews received through a Public... (Continue reading)

National flags ignite firestorm at Atascadero Junior High School

A disturbance erupted in the Atascadero Junior High School cafeteria on Thursday when several Caucasian students began waving American flags at students who were waving Mexican flags in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, said Kim Spinks, Atascadero Unified School District’s... (Continue reading)

Foreclosures, lawsuits and filings

San Luis Obispo County developer John King’s lifelong climb to success has been clouded in recent years by a series of financial challenges which according to the King Ventures head were brought on by the collapse of the banking industry... (Continue reading)

EFI sues Bryan Cave attorneys $100 million for malpractice

A bankruptcy trustee filed suit Friday against Estate Financial Inc.’s (EFI) former attorney and her employing firm, Bryan Cave LLP, alleging a cover up which led to the swindling of more than $100 million from more than 1,500 San Luis... (Continue reading)



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