Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County’




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Monning calls for economic study on closing Diablo Canyon

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State Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has introduced a bill that would require officials to begin planning for the economic repercussions of closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Diablo Canyon’s current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. While PG&E is... (Continue reading)

Flash flood warning issued for SLO County

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The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for all of San Luis Obispo County from 9:40 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service says the brunt of the storm is expected to be felt during a... (Continue reading)

No Hill in Avila Beach, debate civil

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By KAREN VELIE The Avila Beach Community Center was packed during Thursday night’s San Luis Obispo County District 3 supervisor debate, the first of the political season. The debate was unmoderated, without time limits and included only questions from members... (Continue reading)

Who are the highest paid SLO County employees?

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County employees averaged slightly more than $100,000 a year in total compensation for 2014, an examination of county employee pay shows. The county’s top earner was M. Daisy Ilano-Ramos, the medical director of County Mental Health.... (Continue reading)

Pot dispensary owners sue SLO County

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The owners of Ethnobotanica, a nonprofit medical marijuana delivery service, have sued San Luis Obispo County over the board of supervisors decision to reject a proposed brick and mortar dispensary in Nipomo. San Luis Obispo attorney Babak Nacify filed a... (Continue reading)

SLO County court commissioner dies

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San Luis Obispo Superior County Court Commissioner Stephen Briggs Sefton died Saturday at the age of 67. The cause of Sefton’s death is unclear. [Tribune] Sefton served as a court commissioner since 2004. As a commissioner, he he presided over... (Continue reading)

SLO and Paso Robles lead in employee compensation

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo has a $239,000-a-year firefighter and a $215,000-a-year police officer. They are just two of the 32 SLO city employees who make more than the governor of California, recently released data shows.... (Continue reading)

Storm brings crashes, outages and mudslide warnings

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A storm that arrived in San Luis Obispo County this week has knocked out power, knocked over a tree and prompted warnings of mudslides. Several traffic accidents also occurred on Tuesday morning. [KSBY] PG&E has reported small power outages in... (Continue reading)

Top ten stories of 2015

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN The year 2015 drew to a close with Atascadero’s former citizen of the year in federal prison and Arroyo Grande’s most recent citizen of the year in the San Luis Obispo County Jail. In a wild year... (Continue reading)

Yes, we are criminalizing homelessness

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OPINION by TIM WAAG Where can the homeless go without getting ticketed? Cities are judged by how they treat the less fortunate. On that basis, the “happiest place on earth” is doing poorly. SLO County has about 150 shelter beds... (Continue reading)



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