Articles Tagged With ‘Cayucos’




Morro Bay and Cayucos waste water plant bidding process under fire

By KAREN VELIE While city officials in Morro Bay battle over which of two contractors should design a multimillion dollar wastewater treatment upgrade, one of the contractors has decided to withdraw their proposal and the other is under fire for... (Continue reading)

A Cayucos Fourth of July

By STACEY WARDE I’m raw and unbalanced, hung over from a bout with beer and whisky. I skipped going to work today. It’s gray, overcast and generally gloomy. Besides, it’s a Saturday, and a Fourth of July weekend. I hate... (Continue reading)

Judge tosses out Cayucos viewshed law

The Sierra Club has prevailed in a lawsuit filed against a controversial county law addressing viewsheds and land use in the hills around Cayucos. [Tribune] Superior Court Judge Martin Tangeman upheld the Sierra Club appeal of the county’s controversial Cayucos... (Continue reading)

Here comes Restaurant Month

SLO County restaurants are gearing up for January and the annual Restaurant Month celebration. Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle gave the event some nice regional coverage in their Travel section. Designed to keep business hopping in the traditionally slow post-holiday period,... (Continue reading)

Horse sanctuary foreman fined for killing wild pigs

By KAREN VELIE Dancing Star Foundation reportedly levied fines against its foreman for illegal poaching at the sanctuary, situated south of Harmony on 700 rolling acres along U.S. Highway 1, sources said. Former employees of the Dancing Star Sanctuary told... (Continue reading)

AG asked to probe Dancing Star animal slaughter

By KAREN VELIE Systematic killing of protected animals at the Dancing Star Foundation’s Cayucos sanctuary and excessive salaries of a husband-wife team of self-proclaimed environmentalists may violate the non-profit corporation’s filings with the state of California. Lucy Sheldon, a with assistance from... (Continue reading)

UPDATE: Dancing Star whistleblower shown the gate

By KAREN VELIE Dancing Star Foundation has fired a fulltime employee considered a whistleblower by supporters because of his actions in bringing to light the killing of healthy animals at the Cayucos animal sanctuary. Earlier today, sanctuary foreman Jerry Smith ordered maintenance... (Continue reading)

Money problems driving sanctuary kills

By KAREN VELIE Many healthy animals entrusted to Dancing Star Foundation’s Cayucos sanctuary have been euthanized in recent months after being placed on a “kill list” -- prepared with the help of a veterinarian and weighted heavily by economic considerations. A top... (Continue reading)

UPDATE: They shoot horses, don’t they? Maybe not

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN A temporary halt in the random killing of animals at Cayucos’ Dancing Star Sanctuary has been declared by officials of the Los Angeles-based foundation that administers the facility. ... (Continue reading)

Sanctuary becomes killing field for “protected” animals

By KAREN VELIE A husband and wife team of internationally known environmentalists, paid handsomely to oversee a San Luis Obispo County sanctuary for infirm animals, has ordered the accelerating slaughter of many of their wards. Former and present employees of the Dancing... (Continue reading)