Posts Tagged ‘California Public Records Act’


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SLO tale of falsified documents, code violations and water theft

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s note: This is the second in an exclusive series about developers Ryan Petetit and John Belsher, their development projects, their failures to abide by building requirements, legal troubles, and unpaid monies owed to subcontractors and investors.... (Continue reading)

Criticize the mayor, get sued

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Inglewood CA doesn’t have much to commend it. To the various reasons not to live there–like high crime rates and bankrupt schools—the city government has added this threat: if you criticize the mayor or other officials,... (Continue reading)

SLO police chief facing administrative leave

By CalCoastNews Staff San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell will be placed on paid administrative leave by the end of the work day, today, Friday, May 8, sources say. It is the first step in what reliable and informed... (Continue reading)

Here’s the best motive to love or hate a new water district

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Advocates of a proposed Paso Robles basin water district trooped to the microphone Tuesday like dutiful crusaders, all to inform San Luis Obispo County supervisors of the many reasons for their support. Here’s a really good... (Continue reading)

Did lack of oversight lead to jail deaths?

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate, who died from a heroin overdose, had not been seen by jail personnel for more than 10 hours when deputies became aware of his death, according to the coroner’s report.... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly to settle public records lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo has agreed to pay the costs in an agreement to resolve a public records request lawsuit brought by journalism professor and editor of CalCoastNew Bill Loving. The agreement also... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly agrees to disclose records following lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE Amid a lawsuit against the campus, officials at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo agreed Thursday to release records about the university’s preparation in the event of an outbreak of an infectious disease on campus.... (Continue reading)

Professor sues Cal Poly over flu preparedness secrecy

By KAREN VELIE A California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo journalism professor has filed an open records suit against the university. Bill Loving, professor and editor of CalCoastNews, is suing to get records about the university’s preparation in the... (Continue reading)

Sex scandal sinks AG police officer confidence

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Arroyo Grande police officers lodged a formal complaint and a vote of no confidence Thursday against City Manager Steve Adams and Mayor Tony Ferrara fueled by disagreements over the city’s failure to investigate an... (Continue reading)

PG&E’s cozy relationship with public officials

After reading thousands of emails received as part of a California Public Records Act lawsuit settlement, San Bruno officials announced that state utility regulators were advising PG&E on ways to fend off a legal challenge following the deadly gas-pipeline explosion... (Continue reading)



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