Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services’




County bullies in full revenge mode

OPINION: By DANIEL BLACKBURN It was a casual get-together of professional women, mostly from the South County and Santa Maria, and the tone was cordial until one of the ladies happened to mention that she had read an article on... (Continue reading)

Foster kids just like money in the bank

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Children taken from parents and placed in foster homes generate a generous flow of cash to California counties, according to a recent Los Angeles Times report. County social services agencies throughout the state net at least $1,800... (Continue reading)

Rally to return publishers grandchildren

Citizens of San Luis Obispo County gathered outside the courthouse on the morning of December 10, 2013 to call for the release of CalCoastNews publisher Karen Velie’s grandchildren from Child Welfare Services custody. Protesters then entered the SLO County Board... (Continue reading)

Rally to free Karen Velie’s grandchildren

OPINION by SAUNDRA MURRAY KING It’s time for the masses to gather together and protest against the subjective cruelties of San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services. While we do need to have a watchdog for the protection of our... (Continue reading)

Letter by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly to SLO County Social Services Director Lee Collins

OPINION By ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY Dear Director Collins, It has come to my attention that allegations have been made that San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services seized the grandchildren of Karen Velie, a respectable local publisher, in retaliation for... (Continue reading)

Grandchildren of CCN publisher spend holidays in county hands

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN In the midst of a CalCoastNews investigation into alleged abuses of power by a county agency, three grandchildren of the news agency’s co-founder and publisher have been removed from their family and forced to... (Continue reading)