Articles Tagged With ‘Profit!’

SLO 13-year-old earns $25,000 on Shark Tank

A 13-year-old San Luis Obispo entrepreneur pitched her company on an episode of ABC’s Shark Tank show, which aired Friday night, and came away with a $25,000 investment and the praise of a demanding investor. [Inc.] Andrea Cao started a... (Continue reading)

Los Osos group fights high water bills

In the past 14 years. Los Osos residents getting their water from the Golden State Water Company (GSEC) has seen an increase in cost of almost 100 percent and now a group of residents are seeking to oust the for-profit... (Continue reading)

Anonymous campaign bloggers targeted

A plan to simplify identification of bloggers and social media whose posts are paid for by campaigns will be considered by a state watchdog agency next month. (Sacramento Bee) The proposed regulation by the Fair Political Practices Commission was set... (Continue reading)

Copelands trade San Luis Obispo properties to Atlanta firm

An Atlanta based company has purchased $100.5 million in commercial property in San Luis Obispo from the Copeland brothers in exchange for assuming $50 million in debt and for $50.5 million in ownership of Jamestown properties. Copeland properties, owned by... (Continue reading)

Los Osos sewer costs escalating

By KAREN VELIE The cost to construct a sewer system in Los Osos is slated to run over its $173 million budget because of pay raises, extended contracts and under estimated workloads. On Feb. 24, San Luis Obispo County’s Public... (Continue reading)

Medical group accused of jeopardizing patients’ health

A San Luis Obispo doctor has accused a medical group of “seriously jeopardizing the health, safety and lives” of patients by putting profits ahead of patient care. [Tribune] John S. McGee filed a lawsuit against Heritage Provider Network claiming the... (Continue reading)

California awarding athletes millions in workers’ comp

California has awarded approximately $747 million to former professional athletes in workers’ compensation claims since the 1980s. [LA Times] An August study commissioned by major professional sports leagues determined that about 4,500 players received the total payout of nearly $750... (Continue reading)

Cal Fire hid $3.6 million from state

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection hid $3.6 million rather than depositing it into the state’s cash-strapped general fund as required. [LATimes] For seven years, Cal Fire paid the nonprofit California District Attorneys Assn. to hold settlement monies.... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Tribune putting up a paywall

The San Luis Obispo Tribune announced it plans to start charging readers on Dec. 5 for online access. Online viewers who do not already subscribe to the paper will be prompted, after viewing 15 pages in a 30-day period, to... (Continue reading)

Federal judge accused of financial conflicts of interest

A federal judge for the Central District of California in Los Angeles has issued three key rulings over a four-year period that favored companies in which he owned stock, a California Watch analysis has found. Judges are required to make... (Continue reading)