Articles Tagged With ‘Oceano’




Oceano dumping television airings of board meetings

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following the hiring of a $200,000 general manager for its six-employee community services district, the Oceano Community Services District Board has started the process to eliminate television coverage of its bimonthly meetings. Last week, the Oceano board... (Continue reading)

Oceano hires Ogren as new general manager

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In an attempt to boost its agency’s credibility, the Oceano Community Services District board opted to hire San Luis Obispo County Public Works Director Paavo Ogren as the new district general manager and award him a base... (Continue reading)

Why would Paavo Ogren leave SLO County?

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) is set to hire Paavo Ogren as its general manager this Wednesday night. Ogren has experience managing a community services district, but fails to mention it in his resume. He worked... (Continue reading)

Fire tax flub allows for voting as ballots are counted

Property owners in Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Oceano who have yet to vote on a firefighting assessment measure can still do so, even as ballots are counted. The Five Cities Fire Authority is proposing a $66 fee on all... (Continue reading)

Is it time for a forensic audit of the South County sanitation district?

By KAREN VELIE Amid allegations of mismanagement, the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’s former administrator stepped down, and less than a year later the plant is operating cleaner at less than 50 percent the cost, according to financial... (Continue reading)

Oceano general manager fired with cause

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Editor’s Note: A video of Lonnie Curtis reacting to his termination is at the bottom of this article. Curtis tells CalCoastNews to record his remarks, then says it does not have the authorization to film him. The... (Continue reading)

Oceano general manager’s job on the line

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The board of directors of the embattled Oceano Community Services District may fire yet another general manager Friday, this time less than six months after hiring him. On Wednesday night, the board reviewed the performance of General... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority never considered Cal Fire comparison

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In a well-publicized, “cost saving” effort the Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) was formed in July of 2010; combining fire services from Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Oceano. Not once, before or after, the formation has... (Continue reading)

Divers find plane debris off Oceano

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s divers found debris Sunday from a plane that crashed off the coast of Oceano in January. On Jan. 14, a plane flown by David Casey, 63, of Friday Harbor Wash. crashed off the coast of... (Continue reading)

Armed bandit robs Oceano vegetable stand

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for an armed man who robbed an Oceano vegetable stand on Sunday. At about 2 p.m., the robber stopped his bicycle at the Hayashi Vegetable Stand, pulled out a handgun and ordered... (Continue reading)