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Mayor Heidi Harmon blows a gasket at candidate forum

San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon threw her microphone on a table, yelled she was done, and stomped out of a mayoral candidates forum on Thursday evening. The event was hosted by the SLO Progressives, a group she helped form.... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach marijuana dealer accused of fraud, labor violations

By KAREN VELIE A former employee of House of Holistics is suing the marijuana company and several affiliated cannabis growers for allegedly failing to pay him for his work, and for multiple labor violations. [Cal Coast Times] In the past,... (Continue reading)

SLO IWMA Board calls for special meeting to discuss criminal investigation

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second 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)

Did SLO History Center staffers fabricate a homophobic tale?

By Cal Coast Times Staff The History Center of San Luis Obispo is facing allegations of mismanagement and political partisanship. Allegations the Tribune blames on anti-gay sentiment but others say was concocted to cover up existing problems. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Did squabble over family trust lead to arson in Oceano?

By Cal Coast Times Staff An Oceano man involved in a squabble over a family trust allegedly used a blowtorch to set fire to a home his mother, Oceano Community Services District Director Lori Angello, owns in Oceano. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

County vendor’s troubles raise the question, who’s printing your ballots?

By KAREN VELIE While fielding questions over its ability to operate in California, San Luis Obispo County’s ballot printer was hit with multiple tax liens. [Cal Coast Times] The additional bad news for the owners of Integrated Voting Solutions and... (Continue reading)

Is SLO County’s ballot producer suspended from operating in California?

By KAREN VELIE The ballot printer for the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorders Office was suspended from doing business in California in 2017, but continued to print ballots putting six California counties at risk, according to the California Secretary... (Continue reading)

Staffers allege mismanagement at the SLO County Jail

By KAREN VELIE Amid allegations of mismanagement, incapacitated staffers and failures to provide proper medical care, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson hired more administrators and modified procedures. Changes some staffers say have not improved jail patient care. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Feds arrest SLO cannabis business owner in darknet drug sting

The U.S. Justice Department has arrested 35 suspects selling illegal drugs and marijuana on the darknet including a San Luis Obispo county cannabis delivery service owner, according to a news release. [Cal Coast Times] Federal agents posed as money launderers... (Continue reading)

Oceano CSD struggling to fund fire services

Facing rolling blackouts or alternating closures of the Oceano and Grover Beach fire stations, the Oceano Community Services District Board plans to discuss how to continue to provide fire and emergency services to the community of 7,600 people. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

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