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Sacramento attorney probing SLO County citizens

AG City Council 6

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Sacramento attorney is probing political opponents of developer Nick Tompkins, as well as allies of Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill, prompting some to denounce the effort as a campaign to suppress public participation in local government.... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay lawyer pleads no contest to stealing from elderly

John Patrick Fennacy

A Morro Bay attorney could spend a year in jail following a plea he entered Thursday in a grand theft case involving elderly clients. [Tribune] John Patrick Fennacy, 50, pleaded no contest to a single felony charge of grand theft... (Continue reading)

SLO City orders PB Companies to tear down project

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE The City of San Luis Obispo has shut down a construction project by PB Companies, a finance and investment firm. On Sept. 30, San Luis Obispo Assistant City Attorney Jon Ansolabehere sent a certified letter to Belsher... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach chief’s dishonesty claims rejected again

Grover Beach Police

CORRECTION: The attorney hired to assist on the case against Sonny Lopez does not work for Grover Beach City attorney Martin Koczanowicz’ personal law firm as Lopez and his  had previously asserted.  By KAREN VELIE For the fourth time, an... (Continue reading)

Plane crash victims’ questionable pasts

Santa Barbara plane crash

By KAREN VELIE Exclusive: The two men identified in a plane crash in the backcountry of Santa Barbara have been identified as a San Diego pilot and a businessman, both of whom have questionable backgrounds. The pilot, David Keith Martz, 58,... (Continue reading)

SLO attorney sues former client

R. Morgan Holland

A San Luis Obispo based attorney filed a lawsuit last month against a former client for trashing his services on internet sites such as Yelp, Citysearch and Superpages. [NewTimes] Nearly five years ago, R. Morgan Holland represented Jason Weland in... (Continue reading)

SLO County Counsel threatens CalCoastNews

Dee Torres-Hill speaking on behalf of CAPSLO.

UPDATE: Statements by CalCoastNews editor Bill Loving have been added to this story. By CalCoastNews staff A deputy county attorney has sent a threatening email and registered letter to CalCoastNews following publication of an article which included allegations of false... (Continue reading)

Ross Moriarty is not guilty

Ross Moriarty

STATEMENT By PATRICK FISHER Ross Moriarty vehemently asserts that he is guilty of no crime. The fact that, following many months of inquiry, Farmer’s Insurance closed their investigation and still has an agency contract in place with Mr. Moriarty supports... (Continue reading)

Investors can speak at Gearhart’s trial

Victims of the financial fraud of former North County developer Kelly Gearhart will have a chance to speak at his sentencing hearing on June 1 in Los Angeles. Gearhart and James Miller, the former president of Hurst Financial, defrauded more... (Continue reading)

Did Steve Gesell game the city to get his settlement?

Steve Gesell 4

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo’s embattled outgoing police chief Steve Gesell had applied for a new job several months prior to City Manager Katie Lichtig placing him on administrative leave, a job he was first in... (Continue reading)

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