Posts Tagged ‘Code Enforcement’


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SLO code enforcers eye landlord housing the poor

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo property owner contends that multiple tenants of his are facing the threat of homelessness as a result of unwarranted action city code enforcers are taking against him. John Holloman, an 84-year-old retired medical... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay officials shut down business competitors of council members

By JOSH FRIEDMAN (Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about allegations of abuse of power and selective enforcement of laws in Morro Bay. Several videos, showing police and planning staff interacting with people who have business interests... (Continue reading)

State eyes Morro Bay commune for violations

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A destination for the downtrodden on the outskirts of Morro Bay has been circumventing a variety of building codes and environmental regulations for more than four decades, and now an official of the California Coastal Commission is... (Continue reading)

County investigating possible water ordinance violators

San Luis Obispo County code enforcement staffers are investigating a dozen reports of people violating a temporary water ordinance that prohibits the planting of new vineyards in the Paso Robles groundwater basin area under most circumstances. On Aug. 27, the... (Continue reading)

SLO battling against room rentals

San Luis Obispo city staff sent cease and desist letters to more than 50 home owners who list rooms in their homes for rent on Airbnb. Airbnb is a popular website where people go to rent rooms in 192 countries... (Continue reading)

Code violations displace 40 students in SLO

Forty San Luis Obispo college students lost their housing Tuesday due to health and safety code violations discovered at Pine Creek condominiums at 1185 Foothill Blvd. After a resident called in a complaint that “the clothes in her closet were... (Continue reading)

Mayor took bribes, headed to prison

The former mayor of the City of Cudahy, California was sentenced Tuesday to one year in federal prison for taking cash bribes in exchange for supporting the opening of a “medical marijuana” store in the city. David Silva, 62, the... (Continue reading)

More safety violations at Maldonado family farm

Since Abel Maldonado announced his plans to run for congress, his 6,000-acre farm in Santa Maria has had three Cal/OSHA citations for issues regarding employee safety. Since the 1990s, Agro-Jal has accumulated dozens of Cal/OSHA violations and hundreds of thousands... (Continue reading)

House deemed uninhabitable, child taken from parents

While serving a warrant at a home in Grover Beach, deputies discovered a 2-year-old living in deplorable conditions and placed the child with child protective services. The house on the 100 block of Park View Avenue has been deemed uninhabitable... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo cites self for derelict property

Story and photos by DANIEL BLACKBURN Weeds as tall as a human, torn window screens, crumbling chimney bricks and a collapsed fence and arbor made the ramshackle house at 466 Dana Street a prime candidate for a visit from San... (Continue reading)



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