Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


a claim or dispute brought to a court of law for adjudication.



Teen files claim of rape against officer

The teenager who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Santa Maria police Officer Alberto Covarrubias Jr. has filed a claim against the city that alleges department officials knew about the illicit relationship as far back as New Year’s Eve. [KCOY]... (Continue reading)

Will Paso Robles police chief be canned tonight?

Lisa Solomon told her officers she plans to remain the Paso Robles chief of police, a claim that appears to be up to city leaders who are slated to discuss disciplining or dismissing her at tonight’s city council meeting. Listed... (Continue reading)

Paavo Ogren named in drunk driving lawsuit

San Luis Obispo County Public Works Director Paavo Ogren is being sued for allegedly allowing his son to drive a vehicle he owned, knowing the teenager had a problem with drugs and alcohol abuse. On June 16, Kirk Ogren drove his... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande chief’s history of sexual harassment allegations

Complaints of sexual harassment against Arroyo Grande Police Chief Steve Annibali and his former commander John Hough appear to mirror allegations two women made against  them while they worked for the Breckenridge Colorado police department, according to the 1998 and... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College employees sue over alleged sexual harassment

Four women filed suit in December against a Cuesta College faculty chair, the college and several campus officials claiming ongoing sexual harassment and the college’s failure to respond to complaints. [Tribune] Three claimants contend Don Norton, Cuesta’s division chair of... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed against plastic bag ban

A pro-plastic bag coalition filed a suit on Thursday in San Luis Obispo County’s Superior Court attempting to set aside the recently approved-county anti-plastic bag ordinance. [Tribune] On behalf of the Save the Plastic Bag Coalition, attorney Stephen L. Joseph... (Continue reading)

She’s sexy, she knows it, and she’s 5

A child celebrity’s mother is suing three major media outlets for airing a video and reporting on the actions of 5-year-old Isabella Barrett when she danced and sang an electro-rap song entitled “Sexy And I know It” at a New... (Continue reading)

Police chief accused of sexually assaulting her officers

Law enforcement officers have names for the girls offering them sex on the beat: Badge Bunny. Holster Sniffer. Uniform Jumper. Handcuff Hugger. In Paso Robles, brethren in blue have one more: The Chief. A flurry of complaints and mounting formal grievances... (Continue reading)

Second lawsuit filed against the air quality district

A San Luis Obispo man filed a second lawsuit against the air quality district over its contentious Oceano Dunes dust rule, this one focusing on alleged procedural errors. The lawsuit, filed by Kevin Rice on Tuesday, charges the air quality district... (Continue reading)

Sierra Club loses Oceano Dunes case on appeal

The local chapter of the Sierra Club lost its appeal on Monday to force off-road vehicles from a portion of the Oceano Dunes that the state rents from San Luis Obispo County. In 2008, the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit claiming... (Continue reading)