Articles Tagged With ‘John Shoals’




Election tensions surface in SLO County

On an Election Day in which tensions boiled over in some parts of the United States, a few minor disruptions to voting took place in San Luis Obispo County. In Southern California, a deadly gun battle broke out near a... (Continue reading)

John Shoals exposes sanitation district to litigation

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN The settlement of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’s ongoing issue with the State Water Board has brought calm and clarity to the district, right? On the contrary, Oceano Community Services District Director Mary... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach mayor fined for concealing campaign donations

By KAREN VELIE California’s political watchdog levied a fine against Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals during a hearing on Aug. 18, because he failed to file five campaign reports as required by the government code during his successful bid for... (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... (Continue reading)

Did Grover Beach mayor purposely conceal campaign donations?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals committed 52 violations of state campaign finance laws during his 2014 mayoral campaign, according to a complaint filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The complaint alleges Shoals’ failure to... (Continue reading)

Is Oceano the tail that wags the dog?

OPINION by OTIS PAGE Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals, as chair of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, has directed the abandonment of the current bimonthly billing for sanitary services and place it on the property tax. Shoals major... (Continue reading)

Christmas presents for Grover Beach residents? 

OPINION by RONALD ARNOLDSEN It’s a Royal Flush. Here is what is coming down the pipe. Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals in his capacity as Chair of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has voted to place your septic bill on the property... (Continue reading)

John Shoals running for Grover Beach mayor

Former mayor of Grover Beach John Shoals announced Monday that he is running to reclaim the city’s mayoral seat. Shoals served on the Grover Beach City Council from 2008 to 2012, including four stints as mayor. He was termed out... (Continue reading)