Articles Tagged With ‘Arroyo Grande’




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3 Arroyo Grande golfers heading to Kid’s Golf World Championships

Youth Golfers

Next month, three of Arroyo Grande’s top junior golfers will head to the U.S. Kids World Championships in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Elias Moncrief, 6, Shane Moncrief, 8, and Luke Montoya, 10, have qualified to compete in the world’s largest and... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande deserves a responsive and engaged council

LeAnn Akins

OPINION by LEANN AKINS My name is LeAnn Akins and I am running for a seat on the Arroyo Grande City Council. Over the last two years I have closely watched and participated in the local political landscape. I have... (Continue reading)

Battle lines over allegiances drawn in AG Council race

AG City Council 6

By KAREN VELIE Following a political shakeup in 2014, seven candidates have entered the race for three seats on the Arroyo Grande City Council. Amid allegations of graft and corruption by former mayor Tony Ferrara and other city officials, in... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man arrested for kidnapping, criminal threats

Craig Stephens

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested an Arroyo Grande man Friday after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and kidnapped her after she called law enforcement. At about 3 p.m., a woman walked into the main ranger station at Lopez... (Continue reading)

Ken Sage announces run for an Arroyo Grande Council seat

Ken Sage

Ken Sage, a 16-year resident of Arroyo Grande, announced his candidacy for the Arroyo Grande City Council on Sunday. In his announcement, Sage said his top priorities include economic development; water planning; transportation; and enhanced communications between community members, the... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande council puts state water initiative on the ballot

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Arroyo Grande voters will decide in November whether the city can acquire water from the California State Water Project. City officials say, in light of the drought, Arroyo Grande needs another water source. [Tribune] In 1990, Arroyo Grande voters approved... (Continue reading)

Caren Ray to launch political comeback

Caren Ray

Former San Luis Obispo County supervisor Caren Ray is attempting to launch a political comeback. Ray announced Wednesday that she is vying to reclaim a seat on the Arroyo Grande City Council. Ray, a Santa Maria High School teacher, served... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande city manager terminated

Arroyo Grande City Manager Dianne Thompson

The Arroyo Grande City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to fire its General Manager Dianne Thompson, who the council placed on paid administrative leave last week. Thompson will receive six months severance pay, or approximately $115,000. While the council did not... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande city manager a bad fit

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Arroyo Grande should say goodbye to Dianne Thompson as its city manager. Over the course of her short tenure, she has been unapproachable and standoffish. Public records reflect Thompson was unwilling to meet with members of... (Continue reading)

Customers fed up with Arroyo Grande furniture business

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Customers have been waiting a few months or longer to receive beds, couches and other furniture they bought from an Arroyo Grande store. An attorney representing the furniture business says the orders have been held up by a recent bankruptcy.... (Continue reading)



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