Articles Tagged With ‘Real Estate’




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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)

Chumash Indians move ahead in bid to annex land

Chumash Indians

By KAREN VELIE The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians are one step closer in plans to annex the nearly 1,400-acre Camp 4 property into its reservation. The House Committee on Natural Resources voted 29-1 on Wednesday to pass the... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit further exposes Resnick’s plans to clear cut oak woodlands

Hardham Ranch reservoir under construction.

A lawsuit filed in 2012 provides a peek into how Justin Vineyards, a company owned by Beverly Hills billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick, clear cuts oak woodlands while constructing massive reservoirs that drain underground water sources in order to continue... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach man wins property rights battle

Pismo Beach

A Pismo Beach man has won a legal victory last month that could impact property owners across the state. A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge ordered Pismo Beach to set aside approximately $180,000 in fines levied against a... (Continue reading)

Woman sues for $10M, claims developer beat her repeatedly

Michelle Jewsbury with a blackeye after an encounter with Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE At first, Michelle Jewsbury loved Ryan Petetit’s romantic gestures and, she said, the feel of his touch. Then he began choking her and slamming her against walls, according to a lawsuit filed in April. Jewsbury, after filing... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles councilman accused of using position for profit

Paso Robles Councilman John Hamon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles Councilman John Hamon is accused of violating conflict of interest rules because he participates in government decisions that allegedly impact his business interests and income. Hamon is currently running against three other candidates for the... (Continue reading)

Neighbor sues supervisor candidate over property dispute

Eric Michielssen

By KAREN VELIE Eric Michielssen’s neighbor has filed a lawsuit against him, claiming that Michielssen has repeatedly trespassed and disrespected his property rights. Michielssen is currently challenging San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold for the District 5 seat. For... (Continue reading)

Company plans to house up to 600 farm workers near Santa Maria

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Just weeks after an arsonist burned down a home being built to house farm workers in Nipomo, a Santa Maria company is proposing building 30 houses to accommodate up to 600 farm workers. Unlike the Nipomo project, plans call for... (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)

SLO to speed up rental inspections despite protests

Rent

The city of San Luis Obispo plans to complete 380 inspections of rental units by June 30. City officials are proceeding with the controversial program, even though two council members say it must stop and numerous residents say it is... (Continue reading)



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