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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)

Should North County euthanize cats to save money?

In a plan to save money, Paso Robles and Atascadero city official are considering adopting a program where animals would be euthanized three days after being picked up by animal services. [Cal Coast Times] Currently, the county provides legally mandated... (Continue reading)

Attorney costs skyrocketing for AG mayor investigation

An investigation into alleged misconduct by Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill has ballooned from an originally approved expenditure of $15,000 to nearly $50,000 and that number is still climbing. [Cal Coast Times] In March, a resident of Arroyo Grande claimed... (Continue reading)

Is Adam Hill using the homeless as a political tool?

During last week’s San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting, 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill took another swipe at 4th District Supervisor Lynn Compton over her steady support for the construction of a new county animal shelter. During the... (Continue reading)

Man allegedly tortured at SLO County Jail, kills himself

A 39-year-old man who was allegedly hogtied, tormented, stripped naked, berated and belittled by staffers at the San Luis Obispo County Jail earlier this year killed himself Sunday morning. [Cal Coast Times] Before he shot himself, Jeremiah Mobley said he... (Continue reading)

On-duty CHP officer arrested in San Luis Obispo

An on-duty California Highway Patrol officer was arrested for DUI in the parking lot of the CHP office on California Boulevard in San Luis Obispo more than a month ago. Nevertheless, the officer was not booked into jail nor was... (Continue reading)



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