Articles Tagged With ‘Oceano’




Sanitation district smacked with $1.4 million proposed fine

By KAREN VELIE Ratepayers in the communities of  Arroyo Grande, Oceano, and Grover Beach are facing increased utility bills to cover a $1,383,007 proposed fine for a raw sewage spill that occurred because of alleged mismanagement of the South San... (Continue reading)

Oceano board appoints former journalist to vacant seat

Oceano Community Services District Board members voted unanimously to appoint former journalist Karen White to the board on Friday evening. White was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Richard Searcy who stepped down following an alleged... (Continue reading)

Oceano’s missing audits cost to the community

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Audits are important for a number of reasons, but most importantly for the Oceano Community Services District; they are required to borrow money. The most recent missed opportunity involved the refinance of the debt associated with... (Continue reading)

Attempted murder in Oceano

Police arrested a man on Tuesday for allegedly attempting to shoot a man in Oceano on Tuesday at about 5:15. Brandon  Rietkerk, 28, was arrested for allegedly pulling a gun, and pulling the trigger in an attempt to shoot a ... (Continue reading)

Oceano board member suspected of drunk driving rollover

By KAREN VELIE Oceano Community Services District Board Member Richard Searcy is suspected of driving under the influence and causing an accident on Thursday night that shut down a portion of northbound U.S. Highway 101 for more than an hour.... (Continue reading)

Man accused of murdering Oceano teen

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Santa Maria man for the gang related killing of an Oceano teen. On Nov. 17, Armando Yepez, 21, allegedly participated in the drive-by shooting of Gabriel Salgado, 17, and an unnamed 14-year-old... (Continue reading)

Sex offender lived across from Oceano school

A man registered as a sex offender for previously committing lewd acts on a child under 14, was arrested Tuesday for claiming to be a transient while living in a home across the street from the Oceano Elementary School. Francis... (Continue reading)

Former Oceano board member David Angello dead at 58

David Angello, a four term member of the Oceano Community Services District Board, died Sunday following a lengthy illness. He was 58. During his 16 years on the board, Angello promoted the Oceano Senior Center and was the driving force... (Continue reading)

Oceano violates the Brown Act again

OPINION By JULIE TACKER At the Wednesday, March 14 Oceano Community Services District Board began their evening in what appears to have been a Brown Act violating St. Patrick’s Day dinner held in the board chambers for only staff and... (Continue reading)

Oceano man arrested for sexual assault

Santa Maria police arrested an Oceano man on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting three girls over several years. Gildardo Maximino Mendoza, 48, is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 and committing lewd and lascivious acts on... (Continue reading)