Articles Tagged With ‘Urban Development’




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Pismo Beach man wins property rights battle

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A Pismo Beach man has won a legal victory last month that could impact property owners across the state. A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge ordered Pismo Beach to set aside approximately $180,000 in fines levied against a... (Continue reading)

SLO residents rally to have their voices heard

Allan Cooper

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER On Tuesday, July 5, at 5 p.m., a group of residents will be standing on the San Luis Obispo City Hall steps with signs reading “Resident Voices Matter.” Why? Because over the past two years our... (Continue reading)

Resnicks and Paso Robles man seeking rezoning

Stewart and Lynda Resnick

Justin Vineyards and Winery, owned by Stewart and Lynda Resnick, and a Paso Robles man are working to rezone a large parcel on the east side of Paso Robles near the airport. [Tribune] Justin Vineyards and real estate agent Tom... (Continue reading)

Woman sues for $10M, claims developer beat her repeatedly

Michelle Jewsbury with a blackeye after an encounter with Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE At first, Michelle Jewsbury loved Ryan Petetit’s romantic gestures and, she said, the feel of his touch. Then he began choking her and slamming her against walls, according to a lawsuit filed in April. Jewsbury, after filing... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly students again angered by plan to develop farmland

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For the second time in the span of a year, Cal Poly agriculture students are protesting a university plan to develop farmland. The new proposal targets land where cattle graze, and it has angered dairy science students. Last June, a... (Continue reading)

SLO proposed 75-foot-high project scrapped

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  By KAREN VELIE Developers Nick Tompkins, Andrew Firestone and Jess Parker have withdrawn their plans to build a 75-foot high development in San Luis Obispo that would have included an 80-room hotel, residential units, offices, retail space and a... (Continue reading)

Local nonprofits plagued by financial irregularities

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE Two politically-connected nonprofits in San Luis Obispo County have broken federal or state laws, failed to report revenue and refused to comply with financial disclosure rules. The president and founder of one of the... (Continue reading)

SLO council endorses Madonna development

John Madonna’s plans to fashion his proposed project is fashioned after existing retirement communities.

The San Luis Obispo City Council has given preliminary approval for a development proposed by John Madonna, the son of later entrepreneur Alex Madonna. John Madonna plans to build a large-scale retirement community, houses, apartments and retail space on a... (Continue reading)

First home hooked up to the Los Osos sewer plant

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Following the successful inspection of the new Los Osos sewer plant, a local contractor connected the first home to the plant on Monday. Gellerman Construction, one of about 80 contractors working on the project, plans to connect two homes on... (Continue reading)

Does Petetit lawsuit reveal fraudulent business practices?

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE A lawsuit filed earlier this year alleges PB Company principal Ryan Petetit fraudulently induced a Nipomo couple to lend him more than $240,000. The suit lists seven complaints including breach of contract, fraudulent inducement, and negligence. But... (Continue reading)



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