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Gibson could face two challengers, Eckles and MacElvaine

The race for the San Luis Obispo County District 2 supervisor seat heats up as Jeff Eckles announces he will challenge Supervisor Bruce Gibson in the June election while former District 2 supervisor and coastal commissioner Steve MacElvaine considers joining... (Continue reading)

SLO Tribune to get Sacramento based editor

As part of a nationwide reorganization of its newsrooms, McClatchy will have one editor, based in Sacramento, who will be responsible for all five of the company’s California newspapers, including the San Luis Obispo Tribune, as well as a paper... (Continue reading)

Wallace case moved to Santa Maria after Guerrero appointed judge

The felony conflict of interest case against former South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace is moving to Santa Maria following the appointment of a controversial attorney to the SLO County bench. Wallace is facing four felony... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority seeking 70 percent budget increase

The Five City’s Fire Authority Board recently adopted a five-year plan that could result in a 70 percent increase in the annual budget. Formed in 2010 under the auspices of saving money for the communities of Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Adam Hill mounts social media attack

  With less than a week left before the San Luis Obispo County  Board of Supervisors elects a new chair,  Vice Chair Supervisor Adam Hill has mounted a social media attack on the three-member board majority. [Cal Coast Times] Hill... (Continue reading)

Controversial attorney appointed SLO County judge

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Matt Guerrero to a judgeship in the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court. Guerrero, a supporter of SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill, participated on social media pages that demean women... (Continue reading)

Infighting and allegations of backroom deals mar marijuana referendum

One company’s attempt to overturn a San Luis Obispo County marijuana ordinance has raised questions about alleged backroom deals, influence peddling and attempts to mislead the public. [Cal Coast Times] During a Nov. 27 SLO County Board of Supervisor’s meeting,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara Zoo preps for evacuations

The Santa Barbara Zoo closed Sunday to the public as keepers prepare the animals for a possible evacuation because of the massive Thomas Fire. If forced to evacuate, animals will be transported to multiple locations. [Cal Coast Times] Entering its... (Continue reading)

Ilan Funke-Bilu to run for judge

Attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu announced Friday he will run for an open San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge seat in 2018. Incumbent judge Barry LaBarbera is not seeking reelection. [Cal Coast Times] Generally, judges are governor appointed following their predecessors... (Continue reading)

Atascadero officials vote against competitive bidding

During an Atascadero City Council meeting in November, city staff and officials claimed it would cost $150,000 and take about three years to allow for competitive bidding for the city’s garbage collection contract, costs and time constraints that appear overstated.... (Continue reading)

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