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Caltrans tells SLO to rethink building homes near airport

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has warned the city of San Luis Obispo that it should reconsider its plan to allow the construction of high-density housing near the regional airport. In December, the city council voted 4-1, with Councilman... (Continue reading)

Wal-Mart to build a store in Atascadero

Wal-Mart announced Thursday that it will move forward with plans to build an 118,000 square-foot shopping center in northern Atascadero. After seven years of contentious debate, the project was approved by the Atascadero City Council in 2012. However, a group... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart’s sentencing hearing delayed again

The sentencing hearing for former Atascadero developer Kelly Gearhart has been changed three times in the past month and is currently set for June 1. In May, Gearhart pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and one count of... (Continue reading)

SLO Council approves 102 room hotel

The San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve plans to build a 102-room hotel on upper Monterey Street. [Tribune] Mayor Jan Marx and Councilman Dan Carpenter voted against the development of a hotel behind Pappy McGregor’s Irish... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee considering run against Adam Hill

By KAREN VELIE Former state Senator Sam Blakeslee said Friday that he is considering running for the San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor’s seat currently held by Adam Hill. Blakeslee said his primary reason for a possible campaign against... (Continue reading)

Board of Supervisors to rule on Santa Margarita quarry

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will choose whether or not to let two Santa Margarita residents construct a rock quarry on the outskirts of their town. Project applicants Mike Cole and Steve Souza are... (Continue reading)

To quarry or not to quarry?

OPINION By KEITH GURNEE To quarry or not to quarry? That is the question. With the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s recent 3-2 denial of permits for the proposed Las Pilitas Quarry, what are we supposed to do? Deny... (Continue reading)

Planning commission rejects Santa Margarita quarry

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission has turned down a permit for a proposed rock quarry, which two longtime Santa Margarita residents would like to construct on the outskirts of their town. Mike Cole and Steve Souza are vying... (Continue reading)

McDonald’s a no-go in Los Osos

The dozens of Los Osos residents who protested the approval of a McDonald’s restaurant will not have to see one in their town after all. [Sierra2theSea] Last April, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted to let McDonald’s... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita quarry ruling again postponed

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission again made no decision Thursday on a mining proposal for rural Santa Margarita that is dividing neighbors and county residents. Longtime Santa Margarita residents Mike Cole and Steve Souza are applying for a... (Continue reading)



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