Articles Tagged With ‘health and safety code’

SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson sued over tampons

A lawsuit was filed Wednesday against San Luis Obispo County, Sheriff Ian Parkinson and the sheriff’s department, alleging civil rights violations of female inmates over the alleged failure to provide tampons to women who are menstruating. [Cal Coast Times] State... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district officials tussle over clean underwear

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has launched its third investigation in less than a year into allegations of harassment, threats or discrimination between several former and current district officials and employees. The latest tussle... (Continue reading)

SLO to speed up rental inspections despite protests

The city of San Luis Obispo plans to complete 380 inspections of rental units by June 30. City officials are proceeding with the controversial program, even though two council members say it must stop and numerous residents say it is... (Continue reading)

SLO to start inspecting rental units

A San Luis Obispo city worker will soon begin conducting inspections of rental properties in line with a controversial ordinance adopted by the city council last year. The new rental inspection program is facing growing opposition, and some argue it... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara police fined by state agency

A state agency has fined the city of Santa Barbara and its police department for health and safety violations found at the department’s headquarters. [KCOY] The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) slapped the city with nearly $8,000... (Continue reading)

Marx calls for rooftop party ban

San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx is calling for a city ban on rooftop parties, following a weekend incident in which a garage roof collapsed at an early St. Patrick’s Day party. [Tribune] At 6:21 a.m. Saturday, between 30 and... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay staff accused of suppressing business competition

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Antique shop owner Jeffrey Specht and his staff spent months clearing out, cleaning and painting a shop so he could open a business in Morro Bay. But city staff refused to grant him the operating permits for... (Continue reading)

Dorm fire displaces 10 Cal Poly students

A fire in a Cal Poly dormitory left 10 students without housing Sunday evening. [KSBY] Around 4 p.m. Sunday, a mattress in a Sequoia Hall bedroom caught on fire, forcing residents to evacuate the building. The mattress caught on fire... (Continue reading)

Safety violations close Arroyo Grande day care center

An Arroyo Grande day care center closed its door abruptly after state authorities revoked its license to operate because of numerous health and safety violations. Officials from California’s Department of Social Services cited the Kids Club day care center on... (Continue reading)

Code violations displace 40 students in SLO

Forty San Luis Obispo college students lost their housing Tuesday due to health and safety code violations discovered at Pine Creek condominiums at 1185 Foothill Blvd. After a resident called in a complaint that “the clothes in her closet were... (Continue reading)