Articles Tagged With ‘Lawyers’




SLO County attorneys help the poor

San Luis Obispo County’s pro bono system of legal services to the poor is more robust than those services in Santa Barbara County. [PacificCoastBusinessTimes] The California State Bar Association recommends lawyers spend at least 50 hours a year providing legal... (Continue reading)

Dee Torres is public figure, judge says

Dee Torres is a public figure, San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Barry LaBarbera said Thursday, seriously undermining the homeless program official’s slander lawsuit against Atascadero private investigator Michael Brennler. Torres, director of homeless services for Community Action Partnership of... (Continue reading)

Torres untruthful in slander case documents, new court filings say

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The slander suit filed by CAPSLO’s Homeless Services Director Dee Torres took a new turn when defendant Mike Brennler submitted a case document on Friday saying that Torres was not truthful in her sworn statement to the... (Continue reading)

Nuclear power plant owners seek damages

Southern California Edison, the owner of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, served Mitsubishi with a notice that it will seek reimbursement for the cost of shutting the plant In June, Southern California Edison retired San Onofre’s Unit 2 and... (Continue reading)

Bill worsens excessive probate fee, says lawyer

Exorbitant fees and charges levied by California court-appointed conservators and trustees — routinely sanctioned by judges — remains uncorrected despite pending legislation designed to change existing law, according to an attorney whose client initially prompted lawmakers’ attention. (San Jose Mercury... (Continue reading)

Oceano officials abandon ship

Another Oceano Community Services District Board member has resigned and the attorney firm representing the district has stepped away. Felma Hurdle sent a letter of resignation to the district on June 21 saying that it is in her best interest... (Continue reading)

SLO council unanimously approves raise for city attorney

The San Luis Obispo City Council unanimously approved a 4.5 percent salary increase for City Attorney Christine Dietrick on Tuesday. Prior to the council approving the pay raise, three members of the public criticized the proposed increase, two of whom... (Continue reading)

CAPSLO threatens whistleblowers in homeless inquiry

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) is threatening more than a dozen persons who have come forward with information about wrongdoing at the nonprofit which serves the homeless in San Luis Obispo County. These threats... (Continue reading)

Gibson admits girlfriend back in his office

For the second time in several months, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson has made an announcement about his long-term affair with his administrative assistant on a Friday afternoon leading into a holiday weekend. A little more than a... (Continue reading)

SLO loses another battle in its fight against the homeless

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Charles Crandall awarded the two lawyers who sued the city for unconstitutional treatment of the homeless $133,880 for costs and legal fees on Thursday. Laws permit attorneys who undertake cases... (Continue reading)