Articles Tagged With ‘public relations’




APCD to pay consultant to teach civility

Amid disagreements over high salaries and the controversial dust rule, the divided San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors voted to hire a consultant for up to $5,000 to moderate a... (Continue reading)

SLO is truly Camelot

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Welcome to San Luis Obispo, the “happy city of denial” where city officials, the Downtown Association and the police department annually produce self-congratulatory crime reports. Just the other day, the city... (Continue reading)

Is PB Companies rebranding following Petetit’s arrest?

By KAREN VELIE PB Companies, a business marred by allegations of financial mismanagement and criminal actions against a principal owner, appears to be attempting to change its image and its name. Since its inception in... (Continue reading)

Spike in guns sales following San Bernardino shooting

California gun stores saw a spike in gun and ammunition sales following the Wednesday shooting in San Bernardino that killed 14 people and wounded 21 others. Worries of stricter gun laws following mass shootings generally... (Continue reading)

Petetit out as PB Companies’ CEO

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A local developer accused of attacking and beating his live-in girlfriend is “stepping down” from his position of PB Companies chief executive officer. Prosecutors have charged Ryan Petetit with felony false imprisonment,... (Continue reading)

Haggen laying off dozens of workers, union filing grievances

By KAREN VELIE Haggen, a Washington-based chain of grocery stores that recently purchased 83 new stores in California, has laid off dozens of Central Coast workers in the past few days while other employees were... (Continue reading)

SLO County creates a tourism district

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to create an agency that will impose fees on lodging businesses in order to raise marketing money for bolstering tourism in the county. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Is Arroyo Grande violating its own water conservation laws?

By KAREN VELIE Amid mandatory water conservation efforts, Arroyo Grande city staff has dumped 30,000 to 50,000 gallons of potable water down the gutter while telling the code enforcement officer to ignore the situation. After... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly football players’ arraignments postponed

Shortly after the arraignment for the five Cal Poly football players accused of multiple felony counts related to the armed robbery of fraternity house in San Luis Obispo on Aug. 10 was continued, President Jeffrey... (Continue reading)