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Nearly 1 in 10 California workers in U.S. illegally, study finds

Illegal immigrants comprise nearly 10 percent of California’s workforce, according to a study released Wednesday by USC researchers. [LA Times] The study found that illegal immigrants account for 38 percent of workers in California’s agricultural industry and 14 percent of... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly seeking to fill 165 positions

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is seeking to fill 165 positions putting the brakes on years of class and staff reductions. The California State University system is under pressure to hire more full-time professors in an attempt to increase student... (Continue reading)

Capps to require background checks for employees

Following the death of a 27-year-old woman in an accident caused by a then aide to Rep. Lois Capps, the congresswoman announced that she plans to make all current and future employees undergo criminal background checks. [KSBY] Ex-Capps district representative... (Continue reading)

Woman sues Albertson’s for losing baby

An Atascadero woman filed a lawsuit against Albertson’s accusing the company of forcing her to do strenuous labor which caused her to lose her baby. Rayna Garcia was working as the stores general manager and her duties required heavy lifting.... (Continue reading)

Jury awards half million to tech exec fired by Paso Robles firm

A former Paso Robles technology firm executive has received a $500,000 judgment against his former employer for wrongful termination. Paso Robles law firm Kinman and Curry successfully sued Applied Technologies Associates on behalf of Mark Kenyon, whom the company fired... (Continue reading)

SLO County employment spurred by tourism

The number of people employed in San Luis Obispo County has risen over the past year prompted heavily by the local tourism industry, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. County residents who make a... (Continue reading)

Gary Lee, king of Paso Robles’ porn world

By DANIEL BLACKBURN PART ONE: Naughty girls next door Gary Lee knows there are a lot of wild women in north San Luis Obispo County, and he’s got the pictures to prove it. Thousands of photographs. High-definition video. Many of... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo leads county in cost of government

By KAREN VELIE The city of SLO leads the pack in San Luis Obispo County with the highest rate of employees per population base with 103 residents per employee among cities with population more than 11,000. Since 2003, the city’s... (Continue reading)

Worker shortage threatens state crops

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A plaintive, years-long cry from California farmers worried about an adequate supply of harvest laborers now is being heard statewide as the prediction – often scorned by critics — begins to materialize. And while the looming shortage... (Continue reading)

The complexities of the budget

OPINION By Congresswoman Lois Capps - We have a big problem with our federal budget deficit. If not properly addressed, it threatens our long term economic future and could stunt our children’s future opportunities. We simply must address... (Continue reading)



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