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Arroyo Grande City Council approves Tompkins’ project again

Courtland and Grand

A month after approving a mixed-use project planned by developer Nick Tompkins, the Arroyo Grande City Council again approved the development. [Tribune] Tompkins, the owner of development firm NKT Commercial, is planning to build a high-density housing and mixed use... (Continue reading)

SLO City orders PB Companies to tear down project

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE The City of San Luis Obispo has shut down a construction project by PB Companies, a finance and investment firm. On Sept. 30, San Luis Obispo Assistant City Attorney Jon Ansolabehere sent a certified letter to Belsher... (Continue reading)

Tompkins’ Arroyo Grande project to be reheard

Courtland and Grand

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The public is invited and encouraged to attend the Special Meeting of the Arroyo Grande City Council on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. to reconsider the action taken Sept. 8, when the council approved the long-controversial... (Continue reading)

SLO Council approves Pemberton brothers’ project

Josh and Jeremy Pemberton, photo by Noozhawk

Twin brothers Jeremy and Joshua Pemberton have gained permission to open a combination bowling alley, restaurant and concert venue in downtown San Luis Obispo, following a city council ruling Tuesday evening. The Pembertons are planning to develop a 24,500 square-foot... (Continue reading)

Don’t sacrifice county farmers in water crisis

Debbie Peterson

OPINION By DEBBIE PETERSON San Luis Obispo County’s billion-dollar agricultural industry – which encompasses everything from strawberries to beef cattle – vies for first place with tourism as the top economic engine of our county. More importantly, it provides our... (Continue reading)

SLO tale of falsified documents, code violations and water theft

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s note: This is the second in an exclusive series about developers Ryan Petetit and John Belsher, their development projects, their failures to abide by building requirements, legal troubles, and unpaid monies owed to subcontractors and investors.... (Continue reading)

Hill blowing away field in fundraising race

Supervisor Adam Hill

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill, who is wooing developers, has nearly 10 times as much cash in his reelection war chest as his District 3 challengers have combined in their campaign accounts. In the first... (Continue reading)

Developers practices draw questions, complaints

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about developers Ryan Petetit and John Belsher, their development projects, their promises to investors of 20 to 50 percent rates of return, legal troubles, and reported failures to... (Continue reading)

Gas leak leads to evacuations in downtown SLO

SLO gas leak

A gas leak on the 800 block of Monterey Street in downtown San Luis Obispo led to business evacuations and a partial road closure Wednesday morning. At about 11 a.m., construction crews working on the Chinatown development project hit a... (Continue reading)

Jury awards nearly $1 million more in suit against Cuesta Title

Kelly Gearhart

In addition to awarding about $2 million to former MMA champ Chuck Liddell, a San Luis Obispo jury has awarded nearly $1 million to a pair of brothers, who too claimed Cuesta Title Company helped convicted developer Kelly Gearhart defraud... (Continue reading)

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