Articles Tagged With ‘Los Osos’




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Looking for transparency in Los Osos

By PIPER REILLYOn Friday, March 26th, the Tribune ran a front page article entitled “Potential Sewer Firm Under Fire,”  in which County Public Works director Paavo Ogren, in charge of the Los Osos Wastewater Project, stated that he was aware... (Continue reading)

Bruce vs. Marshall vs. Pandora?

The last-minute entry of Marshall Ochylski into the District 2 county supervisor race against incumbent Bruce Gibson has tongues wagging around Los Osos. Sources tell CalCoastNews that the upcoming June election battle is actually a contest between Gibson, seeking his... (Continue reading)

Firm angling for Los Osos project fails the smell test in New Orleans

The engineering firm on track to be San Luis Obispo County’s choice to oversee the multi-million-dollar Los Osos wastewater project is the subject of a new scathing report by the inspector general of New Orleans. [Times-Picayune] The 28-page report claims... (Continue reading)

Something smells in Los Osos

BY PIPER REILLY Los Osos, California, population 14,500, is about to lose it’s drinking water source due to local government mis-management and agency irresponsibility. Current well tests show the average nitrate levels are one half milligram over drinking water standards... (Continue reading)

Art Clokey – creator of Gumby – dies at 88

Art Clokey, the creator of the clay-animation cultural icon Gumby, died Friday at his Los Osos home at the age of 88. [Los Angeles Times] The Gumby character first debuted on the “Howdy Doody Show” in 1955, which quickly led... (Continue reading)

Sheriff’s destruction of medical marijuana leads to lawsuit

A Los Osos woman filed a lawsuit seeking $36,000 to replace six pounds of medical marijuana the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department seized from her home and then destroyed. Before 1988, Kimberly Marshall worked in the foreclosure industry. Her life changed... (Continue reading)

County counsel mulling answer, or waiting for Gibson, or something else

County counsel Warren Jensen promised to respond to allegations of misdeeds, including backdating contracts, lodged by a Los Osos home owner against Public Works Director Paavo Ogren and others back in April. However, with the county embroiled in sex scandals, high... (Continue reading)

Los Osos sewer project tainted by ’expired’ crime

By DANIEL BLACKBURN County planning commissioners Thursday will consider a proposal for construction of Los Osos’ contentious wastewater project, a mission now shadowed by a documented crime. Despite the existence of substantial evidence of unlawful backdating of key contract agreements, executed by... (Continue reading)

Reclamator inventor sues water resources establishment

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Tom Murphy is not a patient man, but he is immensely optimistic. Murphy scoffed brusquely at questions about whether his sewage-treatment invention, the Reclamator, really works, and suggested the machine’s capability is a foregone conclusion. And he’ll be putting... (Continue reading)



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