Articles Tagged With ‘Investigation’




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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)

Arroyo Grande manager on paid administrative leave

By DANIEL BLACKBURN The Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to place embattled Arroyo Grande City Manager Steve Adams on paid administrative leave after reviewing an investigation into an alleged sex scandal. The order takes place immediately, and Adams... (Continue reading)

A bitter Ferrara lashes out at Hill

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Outgoing Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara is not going quietly into the night — he leveled a nasty and personal attack at write-in victor Jim Hill in comments to the Santa Maria Times Tuesday. “Mr. Hill did... (Continue reading)

AG mayor seeks restraining order on public speaker

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Arroyo Grande City Council members met Wednesday morning to “discuss” hiring a private investigator who  apparently had already started his job, and Mayor Tony Ferrara angrily asked for a restraining order on outspoken critic Otis Page. According... (Continue reading)



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