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Bakersfield responds to attack by Caren Ray

A columnist from Bakersfield wrote an editorial Tuesday on the “slugfest” between San Luis Obispo County District 4 supervisor candidates Caren Ray and Lynn Compton and Ray’s negative comments about Bakersfield. At a recent debate and on the Dave Congalton... (Continue reading)

SLO County horse tests positive for West Nile Virus

For the first time in 2014, a horse in San Luis Obispo County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, according to the county health department. This year, mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus at the highest... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County makes the top 5 student truancy list

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County made the top-five list of California counties with the highest student truancy rates, according to a report released Friday by California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. San Luis Obispo County had the fifth... (Continue reading)

SLO economic agency does not support local business

OPINION BY JOHN EWAN Last fall, in three months’ time, the Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo (EVC), raised over $100,000.00 in fees from SLO county residents installing photovoltaic systems. The EVC gave ¾ of this money, $78,000.00, to... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County general services director departs suddenly

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Administrator Dan Buckshi recently informed Janette Pell, director of the general services agency, that she no longer held her position, according to county sources. On Aug. 11, Buckshi announced in an email sent... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County makes the top 10 unaffordable list

San Luis Obispo County is in the top 10 least affordable places to live in the United States, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders. Of the 277 metro housing markets evaluated in the study,... (Continue reading)

Excelaron Loses oil exploration appeal

Excelaron lost its appeal of a local judge’s ruling that its $6.24 billion suit could be dismissed because it was not served on the defendant within a 90-day deadline. In its suit, Excelaron, argued that San Luis Obispo County officials... (Continue reading)

County pension liability tops $346 million

By DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo County employees’ pension plan has a $346 million unfunded liability, a matter of concern to the Grand Jury because of its breathtaking size and the suggestion that officials may have tried to camouflage the... (Continue reading)

SLO County property values reach all-time high

The total assessed property value in San Luis Obispo County has reached an all-time high of $43.6 billion. [Tribune] County property values are up 5.81 percent from 2013. The increases in home equity means property taxes will also increase for... (Continue reading)

Bear takes a swim at the SLO Country Club

A 200-pound bear took a swim in a pond at the at the San Luis Obispo Country Club on Saturday afternoon before resting in a culvert in front of the 14th green. [KSBY] A golf course employee thought he saw... (Continue reading)



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