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Karen Velie

Karen Velie lives in San Luis Obispo County.

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Paso Robles man allegedly molested multiple children

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police arrested Jason Robert Porter early Saturday morning on 23 charges related to the alleged sexual molestation of multiple local children. At 1 a.m. today, officers arrested Porter on charges of oral copulation or penetration of a child under 10, lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, and […]... (Continue Reading)

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Chumash Indians move ahead in bid to annex land

By KAREN VELIE The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians are one step closer in plans to annex the nearly 1,400-acre Camp 4 property into its reservation. The House Committee on Natural Resources voted 29-1 on Wednesday to pass the Santa Ynez Land Transfer Act of 2015. If passed, the legislation would allow the tribe […]... (Continue Reading)

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Michael Seitz dismissed as legal counsel for Los Osos

By KAREN VELIE The Los Osos Community Services District is cutting ties with longtime district legal counsel Shipsey & Seitz with plans to retain Roy Hanley with the Morro Bay attorney firm of Hanley & Fleishman. In 1998, Shipsey & Seitz was first hired to represent the district during its formation. However, in the past […]... (Continue Reading)

Former police chief’s son suspected of counterfeiting, burglary

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police caught a break in a counterfeiting case when officers recognized a man videotaped passing a counterfeit bill at a CVS Pharmacy as the son of former chief of police Lisa Solomon and a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy who worked the DARE program. On Tuesday, […]... (Continue Reading)

Friends of Oceano Dunes awarded $378,273

By KAREN VELIE The court awarded Friends of the Oceano Dunes $378,273 on Wednesday for attorney’s fees and court costs for litigation the group filed objecting to the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board’s (APCD) dust rule. Of the $378,273 award, the APCD is required to pay $358,278. The State of California and […]... (Continue Reading)

Lawsuit accuses PB Companies principals of fraud and deception

Editor’s Note: The lawsuit by Jonathan and Crystal Westbay against PB Companies, Alder Partners, Ryan Petetit and Russ Sheppell is at the bottom of this article. By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN PB Companies principals engaged in fraud and deception in order to lure a Nipomo man to invest in their companies and provide access […]... (Continue Reading)

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Resnicks’ deforestation ignites battle

By KAREN VELIE In the rolling hills that surround northern San Luis Obispo County communities, some farmers have planted grapes among the oaks. Locally, there has been an emphasis on stewardship of the land and protecting the oaks. Almost 20 years ago, amid concerns sparked when the owners of Kendall Jackson winery bulldozed 843 oaks […]... (Continue Reading)

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More SLO County Democrats voted in the primary than Republicans

By KAREN VELIE More than 78 percent of registered Democrats in San Luis Obispo County voted in the California primary compared to a 58.6 percent Republican turnout, according to an election summary report released on Friday. There are 9,524 ballots remaining to be counted. In San Luis Obispo County, registered Republicans outnumber Democrats 60,751 to […]... (Continue Reading)

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Sanitation district board member’s wife behaves badly

By KAREN VELIE During a tension filled meeting earlier this month, the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board members voted unanimously to add Oceano residents’ sewer charges to their property tax bills. Even though her spouse became outraged during the meeting, Oceano Community Services District President Mary Lucey voted with her fellow board […]... (Continue Reading)

Sanitation district votes to stop litigation

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District voted unanimously Wednesday to stop fighting the state in court over a $1.1 million fine levied because of a 384,000 to 3 million gallon raw sewage spill that flowed into Oceano homes and the ocean. The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board determined […]... (Continue Reading)

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