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Los Osos needs new leadership

OPINION By TOM SALMON It has been 15 years since the formation of the Los Osos Community Service. In that period nearly $50 million dollars has been spent, wasted, fined or misdirected for nothing of value, this theft must stop.... (Continue reading)

Should Los Osos be managed by the county?

OPINION By TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) has proven to be a failed experiment. Formed in 1998 under the guise of obtaining “local control” the LOCSD has been whittled down to a shell of its former... (Continue reading)

Amid drought, why waste water

By TOM SALMON In the daily newspaper on Aug. 19, Lynette Tornatsky took issue with “Too little, too late”, my letter to the editor at the daily newspaper. Yes Lynette, the hydrogeology in Los Osos is such that some 300,000... (Continue reading)

Water restrictions take effect in Los Osos

A set of restrictions limiting how and when residents can use water for landscaping took effect in Los Osos Monday. Last week, the Los Osos Community Services District adopted a set of mandatory water conservations measures that will remain in... (Continue reading)

Los Osos manager sidestepping duties

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The general manager of the Los Osos Community Services District has worked for the agency since last October but has only been sworn in to do so since earlier this month, a violation of the California Constitution.... (Continue reading)

Los Osos officials playing games

OPINION By TOM SALMON Shame on the Los Osos Community Services District, they have scheduled a Special Meeting, to appoint a replacement for Director David Vogel, who inadvertently moved outside the district boundaries in December, at a time few will... (Continue reading)

Recalled Los Osos board member wins election in Iowa

Former Los Osos Community Services District board member Stan Gustafson, whom voters recalled in 2005, won a special election Tuesday for an Iowa House of Representatives seat. [Des Moines Register] Los Osos voters recalled Gustafson in September 2005 after contractors... (Continue reading)

Los Osos board member stepping down

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Los Osos Community Services District board member David Vogel moved outside of the district, making him ineligible to remain in office. Vogel moved to a house on Cimarron Way, which is just outside the southeastern district boundary,... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court tosses Santa Maria groundwater rights case

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of the disputed Santa Maria Groundwater Basin management plan, ending 16 years of costly litigation over water supplies in Northern Santa Barbara County and Southern San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Los Osos hires district manager during contentious meeting

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Amid screams of outrage from the audience, the Los Osos Community Services District Board of Directors hired an embattled executive Saturday as its new general manager. During the 8 a.m. special meeting, the board voted to hire... (Continue reading)



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