Articles Tagged With ‘Real Estate’




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Is Marx flip-flopping on rental inspection ordinance?

Mayor Jan Marx

Amid public outrage over a rental inspection program, San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx asked city staff to put the city’s rental inspection ordinance on a March agenda for review and discussion. Marx said she selected a date five months... (Continue reading)

Petetit and Belsher’s money woes widen

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE John Belsher and Ryan Petetit have lost water rights key to their plans to build an assisted living and Alzheimer’s care facility in Templeton. Their failure to fund the purchase of the property could cost the pair... (Continue reading)

Two SLO County politicians charged with election fraud

Lisa Marrone

Two members of the California Valley Community Services District Board of Directors are accused of felony voter election fraud for allegedly lying under penalty of perjury about where they live. In order to sit on the district board or run... (Continue reading)

New construction down in SLO County

Home construction

By Sierra 2 the Sea publisher John Lindt New home construction and commercial building activity in San Luis Obispo County has slowed dramatically during the first eight month of 2016, according to Construction Monitor. This year, builders received 295 permits... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande City Council rejects building moratorium

Arroyo Grande City Council

Arroyo Grande City Council voted 3-2 last week to reject a proposed building and annexation moratorium while the city is under drought water restrictions. Mayor Jim Hill and Councilman Tim Brown supported the moratorium saying that the water its citizens... (Continue reading)

Battle against SLO’s rental inspection ordinance advances

San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter

By KAREN VELIE Councilman Dan Carpenter and two local attorneys unveiled a plan Monday to strike San Luis Obispo’s controversial rental inspection program through the initiative process. The proposed measure by Carpenter, Stew Jenkins and Dan Knight, says that the... (Continue reading)

Are Morro Bay officials attempting to chip away at Measure D?

Morro Bay waterfront

OPINION by LINDA STEDJEE A Morro Bay law popularly known as “Measure D” is once again under serious assault by city government. Measure D can be modified or removed from the municipal code only by a vote of the people.... (Continue reading)

Should SLO reevaluate plans to increase work-force housing?

Allan Cooper

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Many residents in San Luis Obispo who work to preserve the quality of their environment support increasing the supply of so-called “work force housing.” This is fundamentally good for the environment because it could reduce long... (Continue reading)

Animal sanctuary sold to the Resnicks, deforested

Deforestation by Justin Vineyards

By KAREN VELIE Trustees of a San Luis Obispo County animal sanctuary sold 1,100 acres of the reserve to Justin Vineyards and Winery, a company owned by Stewart and Lynda Resnick, CalCoastNews has learned. Specifics about what happened to the... (Continue reading)

California Valley sprouting pot farms

More than 100 pot farms of varying sizes and levels of sophistication have quietly sprung up in the California Valley, with little or no effort to conceal what likely are legal growing operations. Photos by Daniel Blackburn

  By DANIEL BLACKBURN Isolated and sparsely populated California Valley, on the eastern edge of San Luis Obispo County, is parched, flat terrain, part of the largest remaining native grassland in California.  And now it’s becoming known for the widespread... (Continue reading)



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