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Mayor Tony Ferrara resigns before term ends

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN In an unusual move, Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara announced at Tuesday’s council meeting he intends to resign Friday at 5 p.m., three days before his term ends. The early resignation means that Mayor... (Continue reading)

Wallace Group no-bid contract on lame duck agenda

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara is slated to give a no-bid contract to two engineering firms for consulting services before he gives up power over the city’s agenda and council. Tuesday’s Arroyo Grande City Council meeting marks... (Continue reading)

The fight to clean up Arroyo Grande

OPINION By LEANN AKINS I attended the special meeting in Arroyo Grande on the evening of Nov. 19 to learn the much awaited and anticipated fate of City Manager Steve Adams. While the council has placed him on paid administrative... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande’s mayor elect wants lawsuit abandoned

By KAREN VELIE Amid mounting legal costs, incoming Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill asked the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board to immediately cease and desist legal action against the state. Two weeks ago, the sanitation district board... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande manager on paid administrative leave

By DANIEL BLACKBURN The Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to place embattled Arroyo Grande City Manager Steve Adams on paid administrative leave after reviewing an investigation into an alleged sex scandal. The order takes place immediately, and Adams... (Continue reading)

A bitter Ferrara lashes out at Hill

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Outgoing Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara is not going quietly into the night — he leveled a nasty and personal attack at write-in victor Jim Hill in comments to the Santa Maria Times Tuesday. “Mr. Hill did... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande baby tests positive for marijuana

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s narcotics officers raided a rural Arroyo Grande home last week and found a baby living amid a hash oil lab. Officers served a search warrant at 2209 Willow Road on Nov. 11 and discovered a... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande wins with Jim

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Who is Jim Hill? While most Arroyo Grande voters voted for write-in candidate Jim Hill as a protest to the status quo, you may be pleasantly surprised to know a little more about Jim. Jim has... (Continue reading)

Write-in Jim Hill wins Arroyo Grande mayor’s seat

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Amid allegations of poor leadership and abuse of power, write-in candidate Jim Hill has scored a stunning victory in the Arroyo Grande mayor’s seat, trumping incumbent Tony Ferrara by 95 votes, according to unofficial... (Continue reading)

Hill challenges Shoals

OPINION By JIM HILL The recent election represents an opportunity for residents of Grover Beach, Oceano and Arroyo Grande to change some policies at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District that have not been in residents’ interest. In... (Continue reading)



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