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Backroom deals, marijuana and Grover Beach politics

Amid allegations of threats and backroom deals, Grover Beach has whittled down the list of candidates for two medical marijuana dispensary slots to seven. And at the top of the list of seven are applicants who are political donors to... (Continue reading)

Should North County euthanize cats to save money?

In a plan to save money, Paso Robles and Atascadero city official are considering adopting a program where animals would be euthanized three days after being picked up by animal services. [Cal Coast Times] Currently, the county provides legally mandated... (Continue reading)

Attorney costs skyrocketing for AG mayor investigation

An investigation into alleged misconduct by Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill has ballooned from an originally approved expenditure of $15,000 to nearly $50,000 and that number is still climbing. [Cal Coast Times] In March, a resident of Arroyo Grande claimed... (Continue reading)

Man allegedly tortured at SLO County Jail, kills himself

A 39-year-old man who was allegedly hogtied, tormented, stripped naked, berated and belittled by staffers at the San Luis Obispo County Jail earlier this year killed himself Sunday morning. [Cal Coast Times] Before he shot himself, Jeremiah Mobley said he... (Continue reading)

On-duty CHP officer arrested in San Luis Obispo

An on-duty California Highway Patrol officer was arrested for DUI in the parking lot of the CHP office on California Boulevard in San Luis Obispo more than a month ago. Nevertheless, the officer was not booked into jail nor was... (Continue reading)

Attorney questions validity of report on AG mayor

At a contentious South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board meeting on Sept. 6, an attorney for Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill asked the board to apologize to Hill for conducting a publicly funded inquisition. [Cal Coast Times] In... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart wins sentencing hearing appeal

Former North County developer Kelly Gearhart will receive a new sentencing and restitution hearing after the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Judge Otis Wright II erred in sentencing Gearhart to 14 years in federal prison. In 2014,... (Continue reading)

Fact checking SLO County’s jail death narrative

While San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson admits to having some responsibility for the death of a mentally ill man at the county jail, he continues to promote a disputed narrative of the events that led to Andrew Holland’s... (Continue reading)

Judge to Aaron Ochs: ‘Your conduct is troubling’

A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge Wednesday admonished Los Osos blogger Aaron Ochs for “inappropriate” behavior and “troubling” conduct for his role as a regular online detractor of CalCoastNews, co-founder and reporter Karen Velie, and her family. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Renowned investigator probing CCN lawsuit issues

Carl Knudson Investigations has been retained by friends of CalCoastNews to reexamine details of a published article which resulted in litigation and a $1.1 million defamation verdict against the news website in March. [Cal Coast Times] Knudson will examine evidence... (Continue reading)



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