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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

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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)

Parking rates going up in SLO

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The San Luis Obispo City Council plans to raise parking rates this summer as construction on new developments will lead to the temporary removal of some spaces in the downtown area. [Tribune] On Tuesday, the council unanimously endorsed a plan... (Continue reading)

Applaud Armstrong for preserving Ag land

President Jeffrey Armstrong

OPINION By WYATT BROWN On Friday, President Jeffrey Armstrong of Cal Poly wrote to the faculty to address them at the end of the academic year and to update them on specific issues that had been at the forefront spring... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly scraps plan to build on farmland

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Following public outcry, Cal Poly announced it has dropped a plan to develop farmland that agriculture students use as classrooms. As part of the university’s master plan update, Cal Poly officials were considering building housing, hotels and a convention center... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly faculty unrest leads to vote of no confidence in Ag dean

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By KAREN VELIE Faculty discontent boiled over in the College of Agriculture with a majority of faculty giving Agriculture Dean Andrew Thulin a vote of no-confidence. It is the latest development in a spring of faculty and staff resentment over... (Continue reading)

Victims chastise Kelly Gearhart at hearing

By KAREN VELIE Former North County developer Kelly Gearhart sat stone-faced Monday as eight of his financial fraud victims told a federal judge in Los Angeles how Gearhart showed no mercy for the elderly victims he preyed upon. Each of... (Continue reading)



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