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Sanitation district fires second alleged whistleblower

By KAREN VELIE Another South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District worker who complained to state and local regulators that the district had violated laws was terminated on Friday. Over the past few years, former shift supervisor Scott Mascolo reported incidents... (Continue reading)

Carter gets his special election on binding arbitration

The San Luis Obispo City Council decided Tuesday night to let residents vote in a special mail-in election to determine the future of binding arbitration for public safety employees. [Tribune] Council members unanimously agreed to put two issues before city... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo supervisors in favor of a new women’s jail

The San Luis Obispo County Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to move forward on plans to construct a new women’s jail. The current jail is overcrowded with at times more than 70 inmates packed into a space built for 43... (Continue reading)

Lily Tomlin after party sponsored by GALA, event photos

Following an incredible performance by Lily Tomlin at the Cal Poly’s Cohan Center, GALA held an after party, complete with a laser show and live music, at the San Luis Obispo Childrens’ Museum. Find local events as well as movie... (Continue reading)

Spotlight on salaries for redevelopment officials

As Gov. Jerry Brown continues to push for state redevelopment funds to be shifted over to education, the spotlight is beginning to shine on the salaries being paid to some heads of local redevelopment agencies. [California Watch] The state’s 400... (Continue reading)

Lawmakers cash in on three-day weekends

Lawmakers in Sacramento officially convened for less than half an hour on Friday — just long enough to legally entitle the 80 members of the Assembly and the 40 members of the Senate $568 each. [Union-Tribune] What happened?  On top... (Continue reading)

PG&E wants to pass San Bruno costs off to customers

Last year’s fatal pipeline blast in San Bruno is costing more than PG&E expected and the utility may ask customers to help foot the bill. [SF Chronicle] PG&E officials said Thursday that the costs for dealing with the Sept. 9... (Continue reading)

The Big Laugh in Atascadero, event photos

It was another night of outrageous comedy and unique audience participation at the Big Laugh Comedy show last Saturday night. The show’s producer and local comedian Lizette Mizelle brought a group of outrageous and fabulous comedians to Atascadero’s Lake Pavilion.... (Continue reading)

Cayucos and Morro Bay balk on hiring lobbyist long-term

The Morro Bay City Council and Cayucos Sanitary District board have been brimming with confidence over the past year or so that its proposed new wastewater treatment plant, scheduled to cost untold millions and certain to saddle ratepayers with significant... (Continue reading)

Jan Marx wants seat on Coastal Commission

Jan Marx, who just took office as mayor of San Luis Obispo, following a narrow election victory in November, has decided to seek a seat on the California Coastal Commission. [Tribune] The mayor’s surprise announcement on Tuesday puts her in... (Continue reading)

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