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Judge John Trice accepts disciplinary action

Judge John Trice

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge John Trice admitted to misconduct and accepted public censure, according to a Feb. 4 California Commission on Judicial Performance decision and order. Of the six types of disciplinary actions available, public... (Continue reading)

John Wallace’s attorney threatens sanitation district

Wallace signs

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)

DA writes personal check to pay SLO County legal bill

District Attorney Dan Dow

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow wrote a personal check to pay a highly contested $2,874 county legal bill. Dow used his own money to pay the bill after the county board of supervisors refused to let him... (Continue reading)

Former Atascadero mayoral candidate arrested

Charles Scovell

Following a nearly four-hour standoff on Friday, police arrested a former Atascadero mayoral candidate. Charles Scovell, 37, ran for mayor in 2014. In response to a call that a man was hitting a women with a beer bottle, police went... (Continue reading)

SLO County court commissioner dies

CaliforniaCourts

San Luis Obispo Superior County Court Commissioner Stephen Briggs Sefton died Saturday at the age of 67. The cause of Sefton’s death is unclear. [Tribune] Sefton served as a court commissioner since 2004. As a commissioner, he he presided over... (Continue reading)

DA spars with Supervisor Bruce Gibson

District Attorney Dan Dow

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A dispute over a small legal bill morphed into a public spectacle Tuesday as a months-long feud between San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow and several top county officials reignited at a board of supervisors... (Continue reading)

Is PB Companies rebranding following Petetit’s arrest?

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE PB Companies, a business marred by allegations of financial mismanagement and criminal actions against a principal owner, appears to be attempting to change its image and its name. Since its inception in 2012, PB Company partners John... (Continue reading)

Ryan Petetit denies domestic violence allegations

Ryan Petetit

A prominent San Luis Obispo County developer who was arrested on Thanksgiving day in connection with an alleged assault that caused serious bodily injury to a girlfriend, claims the allegations against him are false. On Nov. 26, Arroyo Grande Police... (Continue reading)

Petetit out as PB Companies’ CEO

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A local developer accused of attacking and beating his live-in girlfriend is “stepping down” from his position of PB Companies chief executive officer. Prosecutors have charged Ryan Petetit with felony false imprisonment, felony battery with serious bodily... (Continue reading)

Sacramento attorney probing SLO County citizens

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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)



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