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Oceano officials abandon ship

Another Oceano Community Services District Board member has resigned and the attorney firm representing the district has stepped away. Felma Hurdle sent a letter of resignation to the district on June 21 saying that it is in her best interest... (Continue reading)

Who will succeed Paul Teixeira?

By KAREN VELIE As San Luis Obispo County residents mourn the sudden death of 4th District County Supervisor Paul Teixeira, speculation has already begun as to whom might be appointed to replace him. The names of several people including former... (Continue reading)

Disabled homeless man denied bed by CAPSLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo denied a disabled homeless man a bed at its shelter last week because he was accompanied by a service dog. Even though California law requires service providers to allow... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach under fire for water violations

By KAREN VELIE The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has levied a $35,000 fine against the city of Grover Beach for repeatedly failing to provide the state reports that would expose deficiencies in its storm water discharge program,... (Continue reading)

SLO rates rising despite abundance of water

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo water rates will increase next month for the eighth consecutive year even though the city currently only uses about 55 percent of its annual supply of water. As the city continues to raise rates,... (Continue reading)

Grand Jury report calls Templeton board dysfunctional

By KAREN VELIE At least one of Templeton’s elected officials is rude to the public and as a group they have failed to comply with laws set in place to provide transparency and to allow for public participation, according to... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo adopts $111 million budget

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council adopted a $111 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year Tuesday night. Ten years ago, the council adopted a $72 million budget for 2003-2004. In that past ten years, the population... (Continue reading)

Oceano does background checks on activists

UPDATE: An attorney from the law firm of Hall, Hieatt & Connely explains why his firm ran a check through Westlaw’s PeopleMap at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Oceano Community Services District’s former manager... (Continue reading)

SLO approves conservation-punishing water rate hike

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council approved sewer rate increases Tuesday night, as well as restructured water rates that will hit hardest those who conserve the most. The council voted 3-1 in favor of both the sewer... (Continue reading)

SLO considering a pension obligation bond

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo may turn to debt financing to address its growing pension liabilities. During a two-year budgeting meeting Monday, interim finance director Wayne Padilla said city management is considering recommending that the council... (Continue reading)



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