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Hill threatens Carpenter with beat down

Supervisor Adam Hill

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill allegedly threatened to kick a competing campaign candidate’s “ass” if the competitor did not stay away from Hill’s largest donor, according to SLO City Councilman Dan Carpenter. During a Tuesday... (Continue reading)

Kiss your SLO views goodbye

Going, going Monterey view. Steel framework encloses the disappearing view of San Luis Mountain.

OPINION BY RICHARD SCHMIDT “Amenity transfer” is an awkward term you’re probably not familiar with, but there’s an old saying in politics: if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. If you don’t know about amenity transfer and... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande planning commissioner retains his seat

Nick Tompkins

By KAREN VELIE The Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to retain John Mack on the Planning Commission following a conflict of interest complaint filed by developer Nick Tompkins. A vote that surprised most attendees at the meeting. Following... (Continue reading)

Laetitia winery development gaining approval


By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission indicated plans to approve a proposed residential development at the Laetitia Vineyard and Winery in South County if the applicant makes several plan changes. On Oct. 29, the commission voted... (Continue reading)

Are Arroyo Grande Council members good stewards?

Arroyo Grande City Council

OPINION by LEANN AKINS What does it mean to be a steward in terms of a leadership position? The definition of stewardship is the management or care of something. Let’s zero in on the ideas of careful and responsible management... (Continue reading)

FPPC rejects Nick Tompkins’ complaint

AG sign

By KAREN VELIE After the Arroyo Grande Planning Commission voted unanimously to reject developer Nick Tompkins mixed use project proposal, Tompkins filed a compliant with the Fair Political Practices Commission against a city planning commissioner who recommended changes to the... (Continue reading)

Are we treating our volunteers fairly in Arroyo Grande?


OPINION by PATTY WELSH I was appointed to be an Arroyo Grande  parks and recreation commissioner in January 2015, and looked forward to serving this year. However, I stepped down this month because of political mudslinging from some of our... (Continue reading)

Lobbying raises question: Who does Hill work for?

SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill, Dee Torres, developer Gary Grossman and Pismo Councilman Erik Howell at a recent fundraiser at Grossman's home.

Editor’s Note: This is part two in a two-part exclusive series about San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s consulting work for a company tied to a prominent developer. Part one, “Supervisor Hill’s 2 jobs raise conflict of interest,” includes... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Hill’s 2 jobs raise conflict of interest

Adam Hill speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for a PB Companies project.

Editor’s Note: This is part one in a two-part series about San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s consulting work for a company tied to a prominent developer. Find the 2014 articles of organization for San Luis Consulting, Adam Hill’s... (Continue reading)

FBI agents raid Palm Springs City Hall


FBI agents and members of the  Riverside County District Attorney’s Office raided Palm Springs City Hall and the mayor’s home Tuesday as part of a political corruption investigation. No one was arrested, though city staffers were sent home. The investigating... (Continue reading)

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