Articles Tagged With ‘Oceano’




Protesters battle against Arroyo Grande development

Protesters holding signs lined up along Grand Avenue in Arroyo Grande to protest the proposed Courtland Place Development on Thursday evening. The development is slated to be built on a four-acre parcel on the corner of Courtland Avenue and East... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district under fire for treatment of Hispanic workers

By LISA RIZZO The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District is under state scrutiny once again; this time for its alleged treatment of Hispanic and temporary workers. A complaint was filed with the California Division of Occupational Safety and... (Continue reading)

Employee files fraud lawsuit against Wallace

A former employee of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District filed a lawsuit that accuses plant administrators, including the head of the sanitation district, of risking public safety and fraud. The civil lawsuit, filed in San Luis Obispo Superior... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district fires second alleged whistleblower

By KAREN VELIE Another South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District worker who complained to state and local regulators that the district had violated laws was terminated on Friday. Over the past few years, former shift supervisor Scott Mascolo reported incidents... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes air quality committees disbanded

Under pressure to comply with open meeting law requirements, county and state officials have agreed to dissolve their agreement to examine and develop a plan to clean up air pollution in the Oceano Dunes, according to a press release from... (Continue reading)

Oceano water sale rejected

After hours of public comments and debate, the members of the Oceano Service District on Wednesday voted 3-2 against the sale of 100 acre feet of water to Pismo Beach. Oceano is in serious financial trouble with failing infrastructure and... (Continue reading)

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)