Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Assessor’




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Paso Robles restaurant owner charged with defrauding elderly woman

The owner of Robert’s Restaurant and Wine Bar in Paso Robles is accused of stealing a 17-acre Templeton property from a 99-year-old woman. [KSBY] Restaurant owner Robert Clouston was arraigned in San Luis Obispo Superior Court Thursday on felony fraud... (Continue reading)

SLO County homeowners facing property tax hikes

Property taxes for about 24,000 San Luis Obispo County homeowners could increase more than 2 percent next year, according to County Assessor Tom Bordonaro. [Tribune] Proposition 13, which California voters passed in 1978, limits yearly property tax increases to 2... (Continue reading)

Weyrich’s continuing money woes

David Weyrich, the owner of the Carlton Hotel in Atascadero, is working to keep the landmark hotel off the auction block. Weyrich owes San Luis Obispo County more than $900,000 in unpaid taxes on the hotel property. Without a payment... (Continue reading)

SLO County battling trustees over Gearhart properties

Following an announcement in early June by the San Luis Obispo County tax collector’s office that several of former North County developer Kelly Gearhart’s tax-defaulted properties were to be sold at auction on July 1, an Ohio court trustee filed... (Continue reading)

Gearhart owes county $207,000

The county tax collector has added his name to the growing list of people, banks and other businesses owed money by former North County developer Kelly V. Gearhart, claiming the Ohio resident is more than $207,000 in arrears in property... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach’s use of redevelopment funds scrutinized

Critics of a proposed sale of a community garden allege Grover Beach city leaders have been using state redevelopment funds to bail out the city during revenue shortfalls by funneling money from its Improvement Agency into its general fund. And... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart’s personal fall from grace

The political and financial powerbrokers of San Luis Obispo County might never have heard of Kelly Gearhart if he hadn’t decided to take advantage of family members, including his own father, to power his way to the top ranks of... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart: Fraud, arson and betrayal

Amid a federal investigation into racketeering, money laundering and mail fraud, developer Kelly Gearhart’s stepmother claims her notorious stepson’s illicit activities also included forgery, bribing public officials and arson. The latter exploit was one that helped fund Gearhart’s transition from being... (Continue reading)

Estate attorney’s actions called into question

Arroyo Grande probate attorney Mike Zimmerman’s actions as the trustee of a large estate led some to question his handling of a more than $2 million estate of an eccentric client. “Zimmerman is, I felt, like a stranger who had come... (Continue reading)

More on Bordonaro’s special favors

(Editor’s Note: This is the third and last in a series about San Luis Obispo County Assessor and Republican politico Tom Bordonaro.) While San Luis... (Continue reading)



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