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Albertsons sues Haggen

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Supermarket giant Albertsons is suing grocery chain Haggen, alleging the company failed to pay for more than $36 million for merchandise that was included in a recent sale of 146 stores. [LA Times] Haggen, a Washington-based company, purchased 146 Albertsons,... (Continue reading)

Appellate court nixes Sprint’s suit against SLO County

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By STEW JENKINS A California Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that Sprint Telephone companies cannot sue for reimbursement of $9 million in taxes on property that had been over assessed in 50 California counties including San Luis Obispo County, because... (Continue reading)

Farm workers file lawsuit against Abel Maldonado

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Several farm workers filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday that says former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and his family failed to pay overtime wages, reimbursed for expenses and provided meal and rest periods to their employees. [Tribune] San Luis... (Continue reading)

APCD loses another round on dust rule

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By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution District (APCD) lost another round Wednesday when the court sided with Friends of the Oceano Dunes and vacated a previous order that supported the dust rule. In Nov. 2011, the... (Continue reading)

Video of California officers shooting unarmed man released

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A federal judge has ordered the release of a police video that shows three Southern California officers opening fire on and killing an unarmed 35-year-old man who was mistakenly suspected of stealing a bicycle. [LA Times] In the June 2013... (Continue reading)

Tom Selleck accused of water theft

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A Central Coast water district filed a suit Tuesday against Magnum PI star Tom Selleck, after a real private investigator discovered the actor allegedly stealing water from a public hydrant. [LA Times] In the lawsuit, the Calleguas Municipal Water District... (Continue reading)

Isla Vista rampage victim files lawsuit

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A victim from last year’s Isla Vista rampage has filed a civil lawsuit against Santa Barbara County, Elliot Rodger’s parents and the University of California Santa Barbara. [KEYT] In May 2014, Keith Cheung was riding his bicycle home from work... (Continue reading)

Sex offender files lawsuit against Grover Beach

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By KAREN VELIE A registered sex offender filed a federal lawsuit last week against the city of Grover Beach challenging an ordinance that makes it a crime for sex offenders to set up residency in most of the city. The... (Continue reading)

Harley-Davidson thumps California’s Franchise Tax Board

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By STEW JENKINS A California appeals court ruled last week, in a lawsuit brought by the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company against the California Franchise Tax Board, that part of California’s statutory income tax scheme is unconstitutional because it discriminates against out... (Continue reading)

Criticize the mayor, get sued

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Inglewood CA doesn’t have much to commend it. To the various reasons not to live there–like high crime rates and bankrupt schools—the city government has added this threat: if you criticize the mayor or other officials,... (Continue reading)



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