Articles Tagged With ‘Arroyo Grande’




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Los Osos man hires cop for contract killing

Anthony Gene Stevens

A Los Osos man was arrested Thursday evening after he allegedly paid an undercover officer to kill a business associate with whom he had a falling out. Anthony Gene Stevens, 52, is charged with solicitation to commit murder. Stevens owns... (Continue reading)

John Wallace’s attorney threatens sanitation district

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By KAREN VELIE An attorney for former South County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace asked the district board Wednesday to rescind their decision to send allegations of criminal malfeasance to multiple law enforcement agencies and then alleged the district faced... (Continue reading)

AG mayor’s state of the city address

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OPINION by MAYOR JIM HILL I’m often asked, “What’s it like being Mayor?” or “What are some of the things you’re involved with as Mayor?” and “How do you like the job?” It’s challenging and interesting and sometimes a lot... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay vote for Styrofoam bans

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The Arroyo Grande and Morro Bay city councils both voted in favor of Styrofoam bans on Tuesday. Morro Bay council members voted unanimously for the ban. The Arroyo Grande council voted 4-1, with Councilwoman Barbara Harmon dissenting. The bans will... (Continue reading)

John Wallace facing a criminal investigation

John Wallace

The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday to take reports of malfeasance by former district administrator John Wallace to District Attorney Dan Dow, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Attorney General Kamala Harris.... (Continue reading)

Deputies chase alleged child molester on Highway 101

Johnny Manuel Gerrero

A man accused of sexually penetrating a child under the age of 14 led sheriff’s deputies on a chase through Arroyo Grande and Pismo Beach and into San Luis Obispo. The Highway 101 pursuit never reached speeds above 65 mph,... (Continue reading)

John Wallace accused of malfeasance

John Wallace

By KAREN VELIE Former South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace is accused of extortion and conflicts of interest in an investigative report that was made public Sunday. The investigation by Knudson and Associates recommends the district... (Continue reading)

Teen arrested in South County theft case

Brody Cole Gilbert

A teen was allegedly prowling around a Grover Beach resident’s car around 3:30 a.m. Monday. Officers responded, tracked down three suspects and found property that had recently been stolen from South County vehicles, according to Grover Beach police. At 3:34... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita man suspected of car theft

Dalton Lee Cross

A Santa Margarita man led San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies on a high-speed chase in a stolen car on Friday. At about 10:26 a.m., deputies spotted a Volvo SUV which had been reported stolen the previous day out of... (Continue reading)

Insurance carrier claims hostility in Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande City Council

By KAREN VELIE The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA) is claiming that comments critical of the Arroyo Grande city manager could be deemed hostile and lead to financial risks for the city, according to a Dec. 21 letter to... (Continue reading)



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