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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)

SLO considers raising taxes and marijuana to cover budget deficit

San Luis Obispo City staff is recommending that city officials agree to raise property taxes, promote marijuana businesses, reduce services and increase employee benefit contributions in an attempt to address an $8.9 million budget deficit. [Cal Coast Times] Amid declining... (Continue reading)

Mission College Prep administrator back on leave

An administrator accused of assaulting a student at Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School in San Luis Obispo was placed on administrative leave after his alleged victim was granted a temporary restraining order. [Cal Coast Times] On Nov. 3, Russ... (Continue reading)

Charles Tenborg pays restitution to CalRecycle for false claims

A CalCoastNews investigation has led to the payment of almost $35,000 to CalRecycle in a false claim investigation of Charles Tenborg, a contractor working with the San Luis Obispo Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA). [Cal Coast Times] Tenborg paid $34,634... (Continue reading)

Fundraiser with Louie Ortega to support the CCN legal defense fund

Please help Karen Velie and Dan Blackburn continue their investigative reporting by attending a fundraiser in Paso Robles on Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Pine Street Saloon in Paso Robles. Several of their supporters are hosting the fundraiser to raise money... (Continue reading)

Mission College Prep administrator restrains student with choke hold

An administrator at Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School in San Luis Obispo is on suspension after he placed a student in a headlock during lunch on Nov. 3. Several students then shared photos of the altercation on social media.... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill sends homophobic email to critic

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Hill sent a bizarre email Friday afternoon suggesting a local critic’s marriage is a sham and that the critic is attracted to Hill. As a county supervisor, Hill was passed over in January for chairman... (Continue reading)

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