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Pismo Beach council tables building moratorium

Following objections from residents and developers, the Pismo Beach City Council tabled a proposed building moratorium. [Tribune] On Tuesday, the council considered adopting an ordinance that would prohibit the city from issuing building permits for vacant lots. Developers could only... (Continue reading)

Raised eyebrows over Pemberton brothers SLO project

By KAREN VELIE A pair of developers whose prior business deals resulted in claims of fraud and a bankruptcy with $1.4 million in unpaid wages, debts and charity pledges that were never fulfilled have started looking for investors in a... (Continue reading)

Stop the Laetitia development

Opinion By TIM TOOMEY The Laetitia proposed ag cluster project, which has been pending since 2004, intends to build 102 estate homes on minimum one acre sites located between Nipomo and Arroyo Grande. It is scheduled for Planning Commission review... (Continue reading)

Bowling alley proposed for downtown SLO

An out-of-area developer has submitted plans to transform the former downtown San Luis Obispo Sports Authority space into a bowling alley, restaurant and live music venue. [Tribune] Jeremy Pemberton filed for a conditional-use permit to allow alcohol to be served... (Continue reading)

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)



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