Articles Tagged With ‘Investigation’




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Man arrested for setting large Santa Maria apartment fire

Police have arrested a 19-year-old Southern California man for starting an apartment complex fire in Santa Maria last year that displaced 100 people and caused $1 million in damage. One person also had to be hospitalized after suffering burns due... (Continue reading)

SLO County motorcycle stunt irks law enforcement, video

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A video showing a San Luis Obispo County real estate agent and former professional motocross rider driving to work has caught the attention of law enforcement. On his way from North County to San Luis Obispo, Topher Ingalls leaps over... (Continue reading)

Online threat of Santa Barbara school shooting

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The Santa Barbara Police Department and county sheriff’s office, as well as the FBI, are investigating a threat posted anonymously on a blog or chat room. The threat states the online commenter is considering carrying out a shooting in a... (Continue reading)

John Wallace’s attorney threatens sanitation district

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By KAREN VELIE An attorney for former South County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace asked the district board Wednesday to rescind their decision to send allegations of criminal malfeasance to multiple law enforcement agencies and then alleged the district faced... (Continue reading)

John Wallace should not get preferential treatment

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OPINION by APRIL MCLAUGHLIN Open letter to the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District: I am writing to request that John Wallace does not get any preferential treatment before the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board at... (Continue reading)

Report on John Wallace presents a cautionary message

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OPINION by ARROYO GRANDE MAYOR JIM HILL After six months of investigative work, the long awaited report on past management practices and operations of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District will be released and presented at the sanitation... (Continue reading)

John Wallace accused of malfeasance

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By KAREN VELIE Former South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace is accused of extortion and conflicts of interest in an investigative report that was made public Sunday. The investigation by Knudson and Associates recommends the district... (Continue reading)

Los Osos CSD parts ways with its general manager

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Embattled Los Osos Community Services District general manager Kathy Kivley will retire at the end of January, following a settlement she reached with the CSD board. The district board decided to part ways with, but not fire Kivley after an... (Continue reading)

Vehicle sparks another fire on Cuesta Grade

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About five acres of the Cuesta Grade burned Tuesday morning after a car caught fire and the blaze spread to nearby vegetation. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Highway 101 at Ryan’s Gate at the bottom of the grade when... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district wiped away records, audit finds

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN Four and a half years of accounting data were wiped away from South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District computers under the leadership of John Wallace, a former IRS investigator alleges. In May, the sanitation district board... (Continue reading)



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