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More details emerge in developer assault case

Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE An alleged violent assault on the girlfriend of a prominent San Luis Obispo County developer included smashing the victim’s head through a window and holding her in a closet against her will, sources said. More details emerged Monday... (Continue reading)

Nick Tompkins proposes downtown SLO hotel

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Developer Nick Tompkins would like to trade in a project for which he has gained approval in order to build an 80-room hotel in downtown San Luis Obispo. [Tribune] Tompkins has approval for two 5,000 square foot commercial buildings at... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles to adopt a ban on front lawns


Builders will soon find it more difficult to construct homes with front lawns in Paso Robles. [Tribune] On Tuesday, the Paso Robles City Council voted 4-1 to ban front lawns at new residential developments. Builders can work around the ban,... (Continue reading)

Hill threatens Carpenter with beat down

Supervisor Adam Hill

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill allegedly threatened to kick a competing campaign candidate’s “ass” if the competitor did not stay away from Hill’s largest donor, according to SLO City Councilman Dan Carpenter. During a Tuesday... (Continue reading)

Kiss your SLO views goodbye

Going, going Monterey view. Steel framework encloses the disappearing view of San Luis Mountain.

OPINION BY RICHARD SCHMIDT “Amenity transfer” is an awkward term you’re probably not familiar with, but there’s an old saying in politics: if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. If you don’t know about amenity transfer and... (Continue reading)

The slandering of John Mack

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OPINION by OTIS PAGE Why I believe Planning Commissioner John Mack was slandered — a malicious act to disgrace him in the Nov. 10 meeting of the Arroyo Grande City Council. Let me explain as follows: The three Council members... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande planning commissioner retains his seat

Nick Tompkins

By KAREN VELIE The Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to retain John Mack on the Planning Commission following a conflict of interest complaint filed by developer Nick Tompkins. A vote that surprised most attendees at the meeting. Following... (Continue reading)

Protect the job of Arroyo Grande’s Planning Commission

Arroyo Grande City Council

OPINION By OTIS PAGE I am beginning to understand the issues about developer Nick Thompkins and the Arroyo Grande City Council’s consideration to dismiss Mayor Jim Hill’s appointee to the Planning Commission, John Mack. The matter is scheduled for hearing... (Continue reading)

Are Arroyo Grande Council members good stewards?

Arroyo Grande City Council

OPINION by LEANN AKINS What does it mean to be a steward in terms of a leadership position? The definition of stewardship is the management or care of something. Let’s zero in on the ideas of careful and responsible management... (Continue reading)

FPPC rejects Nick Tompkins’ complaint

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By KAREN VELIE After the Arroyo Grande Planning Commission voted unanimously to reject developer Nick Tompkins mixed use project proposal, Tompkins filed a compliant with the Fair Political Practices Commission against a city planning commissioner who recommended changes to the... (Continue reading)

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