Articles Tagged With ‘Nipomo’




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Lawsuit accuses PB Companies principals of fraud and deception

Oak Knoll Homes

Editor’s Note: The lawsuit by Jonathan and Crystal Westbay against PB Companies, Alder Partners, Ryan Petetit and Russ Sheppell is at the bottom of this article. By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN PB Companies principals engaged in fraud and deception... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man facing child rape charges

Angel Ponce

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a Nipomo man this week for allegedly raping a child under the age of 10 years old. On Thursday, deputies received information that Angel Manuel Ponce, 22, had repeatedly sexually molested a young... (Continue reading)

Arson confirmed in Nipomo farm worker housing fire

Nipomo Fire

An arsonist set the fire that destroyed a home being built to house farm workers in Nipomo, according to a press release from cal Fire. On April 6 shortly before midnight, Cal Fire received a report of a fire on... (Continue reading)

Teen arrested for felony DUI crash in Nipomo

DUI

California Highway Patrol officers arrested a 19-year-old Los Osos man on a felony DUI charge following a crash in Nipomo on Sunday. Around 1:25 p.m., Christopher Paul Dolan was driving northbound on Highway 101 just south of Tefft Street when... (Continue reading)

Did the arsonist win?

Nipomo Fire

The alleged late night torching of a home slated to house migrant workers has prompted a Nipomo strawberry grower to announced he no longer plans to house his farm workers in a residential neighborhood. The home was one of seven... (Continue reading)

First threats, then fire burns migrant housing in Nipomo

Nipomo Fire

Following several reported threats, an arsonist likely set a fire Wednesday night that burned a home under construction in Nipomo. The home was one of seven houses being built to shelter 112 or more foreign nationals who would come from... (Continue reading)

Sex offender charged with molesting Nipomo girl

Mark Jeddell Cater

A known sex offender is accused of having molested a 12-year-old girl in Nipomo in 2013. The suspect, a 45-year-old Madera man, has been in the San Luis Obispo County Jail since last week. In March, SLO County detectives featured... (Continue reading)

Nipomo neighbors in uproar over migrant housing

Strawberry pickers

By KAREN VELIE A large strawberry grower in South County is seeking to move 112 or more foreign nationals into seven homes on Mad Place in Nipomo. A plan some neighbors are rallying against. Under the federal H-2A program, employers... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man sentenced for raping his adopted daughter

justice 2

A former foster parent has received a prison sentence of 20 years to life for raping a girl whom San Luis Obispo County officials placed in his Nipomo home. The man adopted the victim, as well as her two siblings,... (Continue reading)

Does Petetit lawsuit reveal fraudulent business practices?

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE A lawsuit filed earlier this year alleges PB Company principal Ryan Petetit fraudulently induced a Nipomo couple to lend him more than $240,000. The suit lists seven complaints including breach of contract, fraudulent inducement, and negligence. But... (Continue reading)



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