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Fact check: Did SLO County ban investments in marijuana farms?

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors did not vote Tuesday to “tweak the county’s marijuana ordinance,” to disallow selling application rights, despite claims by the Tribune and a marijuana consultant. While it takes at least four votes to... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Compton leads in race for campaign contributions

With two San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor seats up for grabs, the five candidates running are raking in cash, collecting endorsements and fervently campaigning. [Cal Coast Times] Campaign finance reports for the second half of 2017 show San... (Continue reading)

Is Supervisor Adam Hill motivated by empathy or greed?

Self-professed concerns for the poor along with mental health issues have allegedly caused San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill to take a leave of absence from his job, but his history as an elected county official suggests his objectives... (Continue reading)

Holland family donates $50,000 to opponents of Parkinson and Dow

The family of the Atascadero man who died in San Luis Obispo County Jail after being strapped in a restraint chair for more than 46 hours has contributed $25,000 to the challenger in the county sheriff race and another $25,000... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors seek to sweeten Adam Hill

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor voted 4-0 Tuesday to bring back options for curtailing Supervisor Adam Hill’s threats and abuses against constituents. Hill was absent from the meeting. Specifically, the board is looking to develop a code... (Continue reading)

Another Adam Hill blowup, this one over a Tribune opinion

Less than a month after losing the board chairmanship because of allegations of bullying and a lack of decorum, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill sent a string of Facebook messages chastising a Pismo Beach man over his commentary... (Continue reading)

Greg Clayton to challenge Ian Parkinson in sheriff’s race

Retired San Luis Obispo police officer and long time private investigator Greg Clayton announced Friday that he is running against San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson for the county’s top law enforcement seat. [Cal Coast Times] Following the death... (Continue reading)

Third candidate enter SLO County District 2 supervisor race

Former District 2 supervisor and coastal commissioner Steve MacElvaine has decided not to challenge Supervisor Bruce Gibson in the June election. Even so, Gibson is slated to face at least two challengers after Morro Bay real estate broker and attorney... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande facing bankruptcy in five years

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande’s projected deficit spending could bankrupt the city in five years, according to a 10-year financial outlook presented to the City Council last month. [Cal Coast Times] A projected 52 percent increase in employee retirement expenditures... (Continue reading)

Two men murdered at California Valley marijuana grow site

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies are investigating the shooting deaths of two men whose bodies were found at a marijuana grow site in the California on Monday.  Deputies also discovered a gun near the bodies. [Cal Coast Times] Edward... (Continue reading)



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