Articles Tagged With ‘Oceano’

Oceano is crumbling: Where is our Fourth District supervisor?

OPINION by ADAM VERDIN In reading Supervisor Jimmy Paulding’s latest newsletter, I was disappointed that Oceano was barely mentioned. Oceano is a community in crisis. Oceano Community Services District Director Charles Varni, Paulding’s supported board member, recently caused Oceano’s attorney... (Continue reading)

Attorney resigns after contentious Oceano CSD meeting

By KAREN VELIE Following a meeting rife with interruptions and refusals to abide by the Brown Act, the attorney firm representing the Oceano Community Services District resigned on Friday. During a district board meeting on Oct. 11, Director Beverly Suneson... (Continue reading)

Oceano CSD director slapped with violation for illicit sewer hookup

By KAREN VELIE An Oceano Community Services District board member allegedly connected a recreational vehicle to the district’s water and sewer systems without the proper permits and in violation of multiple San Luis Obispo County regulations, according to a Sept.... (Continue reading)

Oceano Community Services District employee accused of embezzlement

By KAREN VELIE Following a lengthy investigation, the Oceano Community Services District is seeking embezzlement charges against a former account administrator. While reviewing records during the summer of 2022, a bookkeeper noticed issues with a employee’s vacation pay. Management placed... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County to provide fire services for Oceano

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to assume fire services for Oceano, with a plan to contract with the Five City Fire Authority (FCFA). Oceano, Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach formed... (Continue reading)

Oceano officials take issues of civility to the courtroom

By KAREN VELIE Disagreement between Oceano officials over policy and civility have advanced from the community to the courtroom with one district official seeking a restraining order against another district official. Oceano Community Services District has battled allegations of harassment,... (Continue reading)

Former Oceano official facing punitive damages in harassment case

By KAREN VELIE A bitter row between former Oceano Community Services District Director Cynthia Replogle and several of her neighbors could leave the controversial public figure owing punitive damages, a judge ruled last week. While multiple neighbors, community and former... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisor blocks appointment, campaign donor seeks position

By KAREN VELIE Division, secretive deals and back stabbing continues in Oceano. San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Jimmy Paulding recently curtailed a candidate’s appointment to the Oceano-Nipomo Tourism Board at the request of one of his campaign donors. The donor... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys Oceano restaurant

By KAREN VELIE An early morning fire destroyed a Mexican restaurant on Front Street in Oceano on Friday, according to the Five Cities Fire Authority. At about 1:30 a.m., a caller reported a fire at the Los Tamales Poblanos restaurant.... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Jimmy Paulding explores dumping Oceano

By KAREN VELIE After years of strife between community leaders in Oceano, freshman Supervisor Jimmy Paulding is considering dumping Oceano after just three months on the job. Paulding’s latest plan is to shutter the Oceano Community Services District and make... (Continue reading)