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San Miguel board fires district manager

By KAREN VELIE Three San Miguel Community Services District Board members voted Thursday to fire their district manager. The legality of which is questionable as the meeting was not on the agenda. On Aug. 28 at 6 p.m., four board... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande investigation is not a waste of time

OPINION By OTIS PAGE Regarding the Tribunes editorial, “Why is Arroyo Grande wasting time on inquiry into ‘incident’ involving two staff members?” on Aug. 29, it appears the Tribune’s editor and respected correspondent Cynthia Lambert may have the impression that... (Continue reading)

The cover-up of the alleged Arroyo Grande indiscretion

OPINION By OTIS PAGE Open letter to the Arroyo Grande City Council: It is my reluctant judgment offered here — considering the tragedy of this matter — that the real problem is not the conduct of two individuals, once considered... (Continue reading)

Wallace’s continuing costs to South County residents

By KAREN VELIE Even though John Wallace is no longer the administrator of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, district ratepayers continue to cover the costs of his mismanagement. In 2013, following the states determination that a 2010... (Continue reading)

State Bar temporarily disbars Paso Robles attorney

By KAREN VELIE Following multiple complaints of professional misconduct, the State Bar of California ordered Paso Robles attorney Dale Gustin’s license to practice law inactive on June 30. Gustin’s latest issue stems from allegations he was threatening criminal prosecution against... (Continue reading)

Moriarty gets a new lawyer

Al Moriarty, the Grover Beach man accused of running a $22 million Ponzi scheme, was appointed a new lawyer after his former lawyer had his law license suspended. Moriarty is accused of placing nearly $10 million of investor funds in... (Continue reading)

Paso water group wields major-league muscle

Eyes on your water: Second in a series of reports on the North County’s festering water politics. A list of the top 30 land owners over the Paso Robles aquifer is available below this story. By DANIEL BLACKBURN Some of... (Continue reading)

Central Coast DUI attorney accused of wrongdoing

  Genis has successfully defended several high-profile DUI cases on the Central Coast including reporter Peter Lance whose case was tossed out because of civil rights violations. The state bar judge noted that Genis zealously defends his clients often for... (Continue reading)

Stephen Glass found unfit to practice law in California

Former journalist Stephen Glass, who fabricated magazine articles for the New Republic and others in the 1990s, lost his bid to become a lawyer in California. [Washington Post] Less than a month after admitting an illegal immigrant to the California... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart and James Miller receive another reprieve

By KAREN VELIE For the fifth time, former North County developer Kelly Gearhart’s fraud trial and Hurst Financial president James Miller’s sentencing hearing have been delayed. A federal judge continued Gearhart’s trial from Feb. 18 to June 17. Miller’s hearing... (Continue reading)



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