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Oversight needed, no to sanitation district board censure

Prior to the South San Luis Obispo Sanitation District Board voting on Oct. 4 to censure Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill, attorney Stew Jenkins sent a letter rebutting an investigator’s report supporting for censure. At the Board hearing, Jenkins presented... (Continue reading)

Marijuana billboards on Highway 101 banned, media fact check

A recent Tribune editorial claims that state legislators are currently considering a ban on marijuana billboards on state highways; and if passed, the pot billboards on Highway 101 would need to come down. Contrary to the Tribune’s reporting, state law... (Continue reading)

CHP escorting man killed in Las Vegas to Grover Beach

A group of California Highway Patrol officers are escorting a hearse carrying the body of Derrick “Bo” Taylor, who died Sunday at the Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, to a Grover Beach mortuary. Taylor leaves behind two adult sons, Greg... (Continue reading)

SLO’s more than $148 million in unfunded liabilities

Over the past 15 years, the city of San Luis Obispo’s unfunded pension liabilities have gone from $0 to nearly $150 million and rising. And with SLO’s annual payment to the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) set to more... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 can bring back oil-by-rail proposal

Phillips 66 reached an agreement with San Luis Obispo County on Monday that will remove a sensitive habitat designation from the company’s Nipomo Mesa property. [Cal Coast Times] Phillips 66, in exchange, has agreed to drop its challenge to the... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s marijuana decision raises ethics questions

As the SLO County Board of Supervisors takes up the Planning Commission’s recommendations to approve a county’s marijuana ordinance, questions are being raised about claims of backroom deals and influence peddling for marijuana operations that will be worth millions of... (Continue reading)

FDA warned about Ibuprofen; inmate died after 3 months

For several months before a 60-year-old man died in the San Luis Obispo County Jail, a doctor at the jail prescribed the inmate high doses of a medication the FDA warned that taken regularly could lead to heart attacks in... (Continue reading)

Cambria board seeking health care benefits

Acting on a proposal made by two of its own, the Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors may award itself health insurance plans. [Cal Coast Times] The plans would come at an estimated cost to the district of between... (Continue reading)

California League of Cities employees win pot dispensary slot

The Grover Beach City Council selected two applicants for the city’s coveted medical marijuana dispensaries on Monday evening. Both winners are major donors to political campaigns in the South County city, having given about $4,000 and $5,000 respectively to a... (Continue reading)

Backroom deals, marijuana and Grover Beach politics

Amid allegations of threats and backroom deals, Grover Beach has whittled down the list of candidates for two medical marijuana dispensary slots to seven. And at the top of the list of seven are applicants who are political donors to... (Continue reading)



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