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Open letter to San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Bruce Gibson

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Dear Supervisor Gibson, Today, during my three minute public comment (for Items not on the agenda) and before you rudely interrupted me, I had intended to bring attention to the campaign season buzz words; “water” and... (Continue reading)

Lonnie Curtis talks Oceano politics

Recently fired general manager and current candidate for the Oceano Community Services Board of Directors, Lonnie Curtis, spoke with CalCoastNews Tuesday about his candidacy and the state of Oceano politics. Curtis did not hide his distaste for the current board... (Continue reading)

Recently fired manager running for Oceano board

Update: Curtis responded Tuesday morning to a CalCoastNews email asking for an explanation of his decision. The story previously said that Curtis did not respond. Four months after losing his job as the general manager of the Oceano Community Services... (Continue reading)

Is Paavo Ogren a Jedi master?

Questions remain as to why San Luis Obispo County Public Works Director Paavo Ogren is leaving his post to head the embattled six-employee Oceano Services District, but Ogren is undoubtedly leaving the county in style. At the June 17 board... (Continue reading)

Oceano dumping television airings of board meetings

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following the hiring of a $200,000 general manager for its six-employee community services district, the Oceano Community Services District Board has started the process to eliminate television coverage of its bimonthly meetings. Last week, the Oceano board... (Continue reading)

Oceano hires Ogren as new general manager

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In an attempt to boost its agency’s credibility, the Oceano Community Services District board opted to hire San Luis Obispo County Public Works Director Paavo Ogren as the new district general manager and award him a base... (Continue reading)

Why would Paavo Ogren leave SLO County?

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) is set to hire Paavo Ogren as its general manager this Wednesday night. Ogren has experience managing a community services district, but fails to mention it in his resume. He worked... (Continue reading)

Paavo Ogren leaving county for Oceano manager position

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Director of Public Works Paavo Ogren is slated to exit his county job for the position of Oceano Community Services District manager, according to the district’s website. Ogren approached district officials requesting the... (Continue reading)

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)



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