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CalCoastNews’ top stories of 2012

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF “Law enforcement officers have names for the girls offering them sex on the beat: Badge Bunny. Holster Sniffer. Uniform Jumper. Handcuff Hugger. In Paso Robles, brethren in blue have one more: The Chief.” And with those words... (Continue reading)

SLO Brew move gains council approval

After months of debate, the San Luis Obispo City Council approved the relocation of SLO Brewing Company to Higuera Street on a core block of downtown. SLO Brew will move half a block from 1119 Garden Street to 736/738 Higuera... (Continue reading)

Price Canyon development agreement gains approval

The Pismo Beach Planning Commission voted 3-2 to approve a development agreement with the owners of a Price Canyon development which allows a greater degree of certainty that the project will move forward. Approval of the development agreement requires city... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach developer files lawsuit against county board

A Pismo Beach developer filed a lawsuit against the San Luis Obispo County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) saying members of the board abused their authority in order to promote their own political careers. [Tribune] In March, LAFCO members voted... (Continue reading)

Oxnard corruption probe shows abuse, but no arrests

A nearly two-year criminal probe of Oxnard by the Ventura County District Attorney’s office ended last week with no charges or arrests, even though the investigators found “serious financial abuses.” [VenturaCountyStar] In the 99-page report, investigators describe lax accounting and... (Continue reading)

Tompkins rethinking Arroyo Grande project

A proposal to build a shopping center anchored by a grocery store on Grand Avenue was sent back to the drawing board by request of the developer at Tuesday’s Arroyo Grande Council meeting. “It is a step in the right... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande grocery store battle delayed

Promoters of a controversial grocery store project in Arroyo Grande asked the council to allow them a two-week continuation in order to provide additional information to council members. Developer Nick Tompkins’ current proposal includes a restaurant, two commercial buildings and... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart’s personal fall from grace

The political and financial powerbrokers of San Luis Obispo County might never have heard of Kelly Gearhart if he hadn’t decided to take advantage of family members, including his own father, to power his way to the top ranks of... (Continue reading)

Gearhart’s casino – the final gamble

Amidst assurances that then President George W. Bush was poised to sign off on the first step towards the development of an Indian owned casino in Paso Robles, the Salinan Indian Tribal Council entered into an agreement with four venture... (Continue reading)

Gearhart’s control of Atascadero

As he built his empire, Kelly Gearhart’s relationships with public officials made it possible for him to skirt building requirements, thereby saving him hundreds of thousands in development costs. These exceptions risked public safety, cost the county revenue and negatively impacted... (Continue reading)



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