Articles Tagged With ‘Oceano’




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Sanitation plant’s continuing violations costly to community

The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District was slapped with another notice of violation on Tuesday for continuing environmental failures at the plant which are likely to result in more fines. Investigators from the Environmental Protection Agency and the... (Continue reading)

Two men attempt robbery in Oceano RV park shower

Two men attempted to rob a man while he was taking a shower Thursday at the Pacific Coast RV Resort on Highway 1 in Oceano. The victim said two Hispanic males between the ages of 20 and 30 demanded his... (Continue reading)

Car chase leads to Arroyo Grande High School lockdown

An Oceano man who allegedly stole a truck in Arroyo Grande, rammed a police car and led officers on a chase that ended across the street from the high school, is currently being held in the San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Oceano manager refuses to disclose phone records

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Oceano Community Services District General Manager Tom Geaslen entered into a contract with the OCSD last April. The contract included his $126,000 salary through the end of the year, mileage reimbursement and health benefits and a... (Continue reading)

Sanitation plant failures threaten groundwater

By KAREN VELIE During an inspection of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation plant earlier this year, federal Environmental Control Agency (EPA) inspectors discovered several self-monitoring and biosolid handling deficiencies that could result in groundwater contamination, according to a... (Continue reading)

Wallace Group loses contract, gains others

Spooked by a $1.1 million fine levied against a public entity due to mismanagement by the Wallace Group, agencies throughout the area are reevaluating relationships with the engineering firm and its owner, John Wallace. Oceano Community Services District Board members,... (Continue reading)

Oceano CSD update

OPINION By JULIE TACKER It’s been awhile since we last talked about the Oceano Community Services District. In August, I explained OCSD General Manager Tom Geaslen had failed to bring the permanent sale of water initiative to an agenda in... (Continue reading)

Oceano murder suspect’s friend wore a wire

A Santa Maria gang member who has denied killing a teenager and wounding another during a drive-by shooting in Oceano, talked about the day of the murder with a friend who was wearing a wire. [SantaMariaTimes] During a preliminary hearing... (Continue reading)

OCSD misses election deadline

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In January 2011, five Oceano residents, concerned about the Oceano Community Services District Board’s consideration of selling water to local developers or other cities, crafted an initiative petition.  In less than a week they gathered 577... (Continue reading)

Oceano board members’ illicit raise under fire

By KAREN VELIE Oceano Community Services District Board members are slated Wednesday to revisit their approval of an illegal raise that they voted to give themselves in July. On July 11, board president Matt Guerrero called the proposed raise hazard... (Continue reading)



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