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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)

SLO County jobless rate lowest since 2008

With 5 percent unemployment, San Luis Obispo County is now tied for sixth out of 58 California counties for lower numbers of unemployed workers, according to a report by the California Employment Development Department. In California, Marin County is ranked... (Continue reading)

Gibson, Dow, Irons win in SLO County; Compton and Ray head for runoff

Correction: The Morro Bay City Council race results originally reported reflected the percentages of votes cast, as opposed to percentages of ballots cast. Also, candidates in the Morro Bay council race must receive votes from more than 50 percent of... (Continue reading)

Tenet Healthcare contemplates exclusive healthcare provider networks

By KAREN VELIE Tenet Healthcare, the parent company of two San Luis Obispo County hospitals, is contemplating switching to exclusive healthcare provider networks to provide doctors to its local hospitals. Currently, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and Twin Cities Community... (Continue reading)

Election is just one day away

The 2014 California primary election will take place Tuesday, and several local offices are up for grabs. San Luis Obispo County’s testiest races are the battles for the District 4 county supervisor seat and the district attorney’s seat. Appointed incumbent... (Continue reading)



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