Articles Tagged With ‘Lawyers’




Los Osos attorney seriously injured while surfing

Los Osos based attorney Craig Ainsworth stopped breathing and nearly drowned in the water near Morro Rock over the weekend, but was then rescued by the combined effort of bystanders and emergency personnel. [Cal Coast Times] Early Saturday morning, eight... (Continue reading)

Attorney John Belsher accused of theft of rent payments

By KAREN VELIE Attorney John Belsher and his partner in several developments, Ryan Petetit, are accused of fraudulently leasing out a building in San Luis Obispo and then collecting more than $250,000 in rent. [Cal Coast Times] The lawsuit, filed... (Continue reading)

Students caught Atascadero teacher filming under their skirts

An Atascadero sixth-grade teacher charged with making child porn would position female students around his classroom in locations that enabled him to use electronic devices to record their crotches and backsides, according to a report prepared by a law firm... (Continue reading)

IWMA plans to seek new legal counsel

A law firm with 20-year ties to San Luis Obispo County’s scandal-ridden waste disposal agency was poised Wednesday to win a lucrative new contract with the agency, but board members instead will now seek additional bids from other attorneys for... (Continue reading)

A failed try to kill CalCoastNews

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Six years ago today, an article was published on CalCoastNews that would forever reshape the lives of its authors and their families — and ultimately those of the article’s subjects. The article discussed questionable practices by... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County public defenders sued for malpractice

By KAREN VELIE The family of a mentally ill man who died in the San Luis Obispo County Jail is suing two San Luis Obispo County public defenders and a law firm under contract with the county for malpractice and... (Continue reading)

Judge finds victim in contempt of court in attempted murder trial

An attempted murder trial that could result in a San Miguel man going to prison for life began Wednesday, even though the key witness in the case, the alleged victim and girlfriend of the defendant, is refusing to cooperate and... (Continue reading)

SLO attorney convicted of bank fraud

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo attorney Stephen Ronca pled guilty and was convicted of one count of bank fraud in June. Ronca is facing up to 30 years in prison. [Cal Coast Times] Last year, FBI agents arrested Ronca... (Continue reading)

Erik Howell ordered to pay $959,307 for court costs, attorney fees

By KAREN VELIE A judge ordered Pismo Beach Councilman Erik Howell and four other members of the California Coastal Commission to pay $959,307 in attorney’s fees and court costs to attorney Cory Briggs and the nonprofit Spotlight on Coastal Corruption... (Continue reading)

Gloria Allred files suit accusing Nipomo wrestling coach of sexual abuse

Renowned feminist lawyer Gloria Allred has filed suit on behalf of a Nipomo High School student who was allegedly abused  by one of the school’s former wrestling coaches. [Cal Coast Times] The suit alleges Justin Magdaleno sexually molested the girl... (Continue reading)