Articles Tagged With ‘Ian Parkinson’

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SLO County adopts pot farm ban, but lets current growers stay

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Seven weeks in advance of a statewide vote on legalization of marijuana, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors narrowly passed a moratorium on new cannabis grows in the county. However, the urgency ordinance will allow growers who recently... (Continue reading)

CCN poll shows Carpenter trouncing rival Hill

San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter

Dan Carpenter has blown past his rival Adam Hill in the battle for the District 3 San Luis Obispo County Supervisor seat, according to a CalCoastNews poll conducted Monday. Among decided voters, San Luis Obispo City Councilman Dan Carpenter holds... (Continue reading)

SLO County debates marijuana regulations as growers rush in

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With marijuana growers and armed guards flooding into California Valley, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors discussed putting a halt to new cannabis cultivation. The board majority decided to pursue an urgency ordinance on the matter, but it... (Continue reading)

California Valley sprouting pot farms

More than 100 pot farms of varying sizes and levels of sophistication have quietly sprung up in the California Valley, with little or no effort to conceal what likely are legal growing operations. Photos by Daniel Blackburn

  By DANIEL BLACKBURN Isolated and sparsely populated California Valley, on the eastern edge of San Luis Obispo County, is parched, flat terrain, part of the largest remaining native grassland in California.  And now it’s becoming known for the widespread... (Continue reading)

SLO sheriff to expand gang task force

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors allocated more than $230,000 to add two deputies to the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force. Sheriff Ian Parkinson says gangs from Santa Maria, as well as Monterey and Kern counties, are moving into... (Continue reading)

Who are the highest paid SLO County employees?

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County employees averaged slightly more than $100,000 a year in total compensation for 2014, an examination of county employee pay shows. The county’s top earner was M. Daisy Ilano-Ramos, the medical director of County Mental Health.... (Continue reading)

County shuts down illegal gambling in Oceano and Nipomo

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Two gambling operations were shut down this week after San Luis Obispo County officials determined they were operating illegally. After receiving multiple complaints of drug use and prostitution in the area around the Cyber Wave Cafe’s at 1945 Front Street... (Continue reading)

Nipomo marijuana dispensary shot down

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By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday against a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Nipomo. Supervisors Lynn Compton, Debbie Arnold and Frank Mecham voted against the facility primarily because of crime and traffic... (Continue reading)

Parkinson wants a sheriff’s substation in Nipomo

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San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson is calling for the county to open a sheriff’s substation in Nipomo. [KCOY] On Tuesday night, Parkinson hosted a town hall meeting in Nipomo, where residents raised numerous concerns about crime and public... (Continue reading)

Illegal immigrant a no-show in court

Francisco Javier Chavez

An illegal immigrant whom the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office recently let out of jail did not appear Thursday at his first court appearance for the alleged near-fatal beating of a 2-year-old girl. Francisco Chavez, 27, is accused of... (Continue reading)

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