Articles Tagged With ‘contractors’




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Lawsuit alleges PG&E contractor caused 51-acre fire

Two employees of a PG&E subcontractor caused a 51-acre fire that burned a hillside and multiple groves of large trees belonging to a North County family, according to a lawsuit filed against the utility and the contractor. [Tribune] On Nov.... (Continue reading)

Recycling center closures cost communities millions each year

By KAREN VELIE Throughout San Luis Obispo County, numerous recycling centers have closed leaving some local communities without a place to redeem their beverage deposits. These closures have cost local businesses and residents millions of dollars. California charges a fee... (Continue reading)

SLO County women’s jail project $3.3 million over budget

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approved a $1.1 million cost overrun on the ongoing expansion of the women’s jail on Tuesday. Builders have also fallen one year behind schedule on the project. [Tribune] Previously, the supervisors approved... (Continue reading)

Police chief, city attorney, manager among 7 charged with corruption

Riverside County prosecutors arrested seven Beaumont city officials last month including the chief of police, the city manager and the public works director for allegedly participating in an elaborate scheme that dates back more than two decades and cost taxpayers... (Continue reading)

Auditor rebuts John Wallace’s explanation

Editor’s Note: Carl Knudson’s addendum to his report on the past management practices of John Wallace is at the bottom of this article. By KAREN VELIE In response to former South County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace’s claim that a... (Continue reading)

John Wallace should not get preferential treatment

OPINION by APRIL MCLAUGHLIN Open letter to the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District: I am writing to request that John Wallace does not get any preferential treatment before the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board at... (Continue reading)

Should Los Osos dump Wallace and Seitz?

OPINION by TOM SALMON On Sept. 30, it was brought to the attention of the Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD)  Board that General Manager Kathy Kivley had overpaid herself. This was less than a month after independent auditors would not... (Continue reading)

PG&E contractor trashes garden

OPINION By PEG PINARD A few days ago I received a call from Manuel, from Davey Tree Co., saying that they would be trimming the palm trees away from the power lines on Broad Street. This was not unusual as... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council, a bizarre reality show

By KAREN VELIE It was supposed to be a workshop about the San Luis Obispo City Council working together with an acceptable level of decorum. It turned into an eight-hour session with curses, yelling, threats to walk out and fist... (Continue reading)

KSBY back on DirecTV in time for playoffs

DirecTV and KSBY’s parent company announced Saturday that they have settled their contract dispute and reached a multi-year agreement in time for DirecTV viewers to watch the NFL playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots. KSBY,... (Continue reading)



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