Articles Tagged With ‘Oceano’




Oceano sewage spill much larger than originally reported

Documents attached to emails obtained by CalCoastNews indicate that a sewage spill last December dumped 3 million gallons of raw sewage into Oceano neighborhoods, beaches and the Pacific Ocean, more than 30 times what was originally reported. [PDF] On December 19,... (Continue reading)

State finds fraud and deception at sanitation plant

After a lengthy investigation, the state determined the director of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District operated the plant “using fraud and deception,” according to a letter of proposed disciplinary action from the State Water Resource Control Board. Specifically,... (Continue reading)

Oceano flooding – global warming or county airport?

OPINION By JEFF EDWARDS It has been over a month since the flooding in Oceano on Sunday, December 19.  The neighborhood just south/southwest of the Oceano County Airport was particularly hard hit and neighbors are still dealing with the aftermath... (Continue reading)

Under-reporting suspected in South County sewage spill

Officials at the San Luis Obispo South County Sanitation District (SSLOCSD) allegedly under-reported the amount of raw sewage recently spilled during heavy December rainstorms in an effort to protect an agency already being accused of firing whistleblowers. County public health officials... (Continue reading)

Major sewage spills in San Luis Obispo County

Health officials are warning the public to stay away from San Luis Obispo Creek, Arroyo Grande Creek, Meadow Creek, Oceano Lagoon and places where the creeks drain into the ocean because of two weekend sewage spills. The catastrophic failure of... (Continue reading)

Oceano’s jobless rate highest in San Luis Obispo County

Several south San Luis Obispo County communities have the areas highest unemployment rates, according to figures released by the state’s Employment Development Department. Oceano leads the county with an 18.4 percent jobless rate for September. Trailing is Nipomo at 13.2 percent,... (Continue reading)

DA investigating Oceano CSD

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s office is investigating the auditing and accounting practices of the Oceano Community Service District. “It has come to my attention that the District Attorney is concerned with some auditing and accounting practices here,” said... (Continue reading)

Body found in Oceano surf

A body was found in the surf at Oceano Dunes State Park shortly before 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Ven Hsao Hsiao’s family reported that he went missing while fishing in Guadalupe. Hsiao was the owner of the Combo Express restaurant... (Continue reading)

Man founding hiding in ex-wife’s home arrested

A Grover Beach man on probation for domestic violence was found hiding in a cardboard box, under a pile of laundry, in his ex-wife’s Oceano home earlier today. Manuel Heredia, 36, began texting his wife describing things in her home... (Continue reading)

Battle over air quality and the dunes headed to the Board of Supervisors

San Luis Obispo County moves forward with plans to improve air quality on the Nipomo mesa by approving an agreement with the State Parks earlier today. [KSBY] The agreement creates a technical committee and a management oversight committee. Both are... (Continue reading)