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Los Osos penalized for under reporting wages

By KAREN VELIE The Los Osos Community Services District owes fines and interest for under-reporting almost $100,000 in wages during the past two years. The penalties are a result of “quarterly and annual payroll reports... (Continue reading)

Politicians call foul over deceptive ads

By KAREN VELIE Several Central Coast politicians are calling foul to this years barrage of deceptive political ads. In the race for Congress, a politician is accused of placing ads that exaggerate his accomplishments, while... (Continue reading)

Are Seitz’s days numbered in Los Osos?

By KAREN VELIE The Los Osos Community Services District is considering parting ways with longtime district legal counsel Shipsey & Seitz. In 1998, Shipsey & Seitz was first hired to represent the district during its... (Continue reading)

First threats, then fire burns migrant housing in Nipomo

Following several reported threats, an arsonist likely set a fire Wednesday night that burned a home under construction in Nipomo. The home was one of seven houses being built to shelter 112 or more foreign... (Continue reading)

Marketing phone poll targets Arnold campaign

By DANIEL BLACKBURN An expensive and anonymous telephone poll aimed at voters in San Luis Obispo County’s  District 5 attempts to discredit incumbent Supervisor Debbie Arnold with a series of carefully-crafted questions. Arnold’s opponent, Eric... (Continue reading)

Nipomo neighbors in uproar over migrant housing

By KAREN VELIE A large strawberry grower in South County is seeking to move 112 or more foreign nationals into seven homes on Mad Place in Nipomo. A plan some neighbors are rallying against. Under... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay mayor recuses himself, then lobbies council

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Morro Bay Mayor Jamie Irons removed himself from a vote on housing regulations last week to avoid a financial conflict of interest. However, Irons then lobbied the council both orally and in... (Continue reading)

Who win$ if state controls Paso Robles water basin?

Editor’s Note: This is first in a two-part series examining economic rewards tied to North County water. Cindy Steinbeck’s letter is at the bottom of this article. By DANIEL BLACKBURN A quiet but frenetic land... (Continue reading)

Does Petetit lawsuit reveal fraudulent business practices?

By KAREN VELIE A lawsuit filed earlier this year alleges PB Company principal Ryan Petetit fraudulently induced a Nipomo couple to lend him more than $240,000. The suit lists seven complaints including breach of contract,... (Continue reading)

Gibson attempts to turn Paso basin over to the state

Editor’s Note: A video of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson asking to give the state control of the Paso Robles basin follows the article. By DANIEL BLACKBURN One of the most outspoken advocates... (Continue reading)



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