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More women accuse Paso Robles officer of sexual misconduct

Multiple women have accused a Paso Robles police sergeant of sexual misconduct, including rape, while on duty. [Cal Coast Times] Late last year, a Paso Robles woman called 911 to report that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. Sgt.... (Continue reading)

Judge stalls removal of pot plants from California Valley

In a potentially precedent-setting case, a San Luis Obispo judge ruled Thursday that SLO County was justified in finding that a pot grower was violating local code by operating a farm in the California Valley, but officials have been temporarily... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority chief accused of retaliation and labor violations

A former Five Cities Fire Authority firefighter accused the fire chief of retaliation and violations of labor laws in a lawsuit filed in July against the fire authority, the city of Arroyo Grande, and chief Steve Lieberman. The lawsuit alleges... (Continue reading)

Did Grover Beach waive rules for 1 public official’s candidacy?

Grover Beach residents will have three candidates to choose from for mayor this year, including a city council member who was permitted to forgo some election requirements. [Cal Coast Times] The mayor candidates are: Jeff Lee has served on the... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Hill promotes favored candidates, bullies opponents

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill campaigns for political allies while bullying candidates he opposes for several local city councils. [Cal Coast Times] Hill recently emailed several San Luis Obispo residents claims that mayoral candidate Keith Gurnee is an... (Continue reading)

Worrell on leave, IWMA fraud investigation continues

By Cal Coast Times staff The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to place the agency’s manager on paid administrative leave because of criminal allegations of misuse of public funds. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Is the IWMA’s proposed Styrofoam ban ordinance illegal?

By KAREN VELIE While arguments rage over a proposed countywide ordinance to ban Styrofoam food containers, a retired San Luis Obispo County deputy county counsel contends the Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) does not have authority to pass ordinances. [Cal... (Continue reading)

IWMA credit card used for personal costs, audit shows

By Cal Coast Times staff The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority spends thousands of dollars of taxpayer money every month on a US Bank credit card “for what appear to be personal uses,” reported Carl Knudson, an... (Continue reading)

Old Mission School accused of concealing child abuse

By KAREN VELIE A former guidance counselor at Old Mission School in San Luis Obispo has accused administrators of concealing child abuse, retaliation against a whistleblower and wrongful termination in a lawsuit filed Monday. [Cal Coast Times] Jannelle Craig-Difronzo alleges... (Continue reading)

Investigator uncovers false testimony in CalCoastNews libel case

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a multi-part series of articles about San Luis Obispo County’s waste disposal agency. The first reported on the agency’s free-spending use of a public credit card and the lack of credit card documentation... (Continue reading)



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