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Oceano general manager fired with cause

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Editor’s Note: A video of Lonnie Curtis reacting to his termination is at the bottom of this article. Curtis tells CalCoastNews to record his remarks, then says it does not have the authorization to film him. The... (Continue reading)

Brickbat misses target

OPINION By JULIE TACKER The Dec. 20 Tribune Brickbat levied at the newly hired Oceano Community Services District General Manager Lonnie Curtis, while completely warranted — missed the target. Plagiarizing another man’s work as one’s own for a job application is... (Continue reading)

Oceano board gives general manager vote of confidence

The Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors voted in a special closed session meeting last week to keep embattled General Manager Lonnie Curtis On Dec. 23, the board met solely to conduct an evaluation of Curtis’s performance. The performance... (Continue reading)

Oceano board to meet pre-Christmas after manager plagiarism charge

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting two days before Christmas to discuss the performance of its general manager, who is accused of plagiarizing part of his job application. Since longtime... (Continue reading)

Oceano general manager under board scrutiny

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors will meet in closed session Wednesday evening to review the performance of recently hired General Manager Lonnie Curtis. Wednesday’s closed session hearing will mark the second time Curtis’s performance... (Continue reading)

Oceano board accused of skirting Brown Act

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A government watchdog organization has again accused the Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors of violating California’s open meeting law, the Ralph M. Brown Act. Attorney for Californians Aware Terry Francke authored a letter Friday to... (Continue reading)

Oceano CSD considering 30-year loan to itself

The Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors will consider issuing itself a 30-year loan Wednesday to back-fill expenses in its general fund. The Oceano general fund has already leant nearly $800,000 to the district water fund to cover its... (Continue reading)

Oceano needs to replace questionable board member

OPINION By JEFF EDWARDS Have you ever met someone who says such outrageous things that you scratch your head and question your own intelligence? For a while, I thought it was me; out of my environment and my comfort zone,... (Continue reading)

Audit catches $36,000 in overpayments to fired Oceano manager

By KAREN VELIE Tom Geaslen, recently terminated for cause as Oceano Community Services District general manager, paid himself more than $162,000 a year even though he was only contracted to make $126,000 a year, an audit of the district’s finances... (Continue reading)

Oceano officials abandon ship

Another Oceano Community Services District Board member has resigned and the attorney firm representing the district has stepped away. Felma Hurdle sent a letter of resignation to the district on June 21 saying that it is in her best interest... (Continue reading)



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