Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County’




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Discrimination complaint filed against county

By KAREN VELIE Eight Probation Department employees have filed a lawsuit against the county of San Luis Obispo claiming they were harassed and discriminated against because of their race and gender. The plaintiffs, all Hispanic women, accuse the department of five causes... (Continue reading)

Aerial photos aid county planners enforcement

By DANIEL BLACKBURN “They” are, indeed, watching. Cameras are peeking through the clouds above San Luis Obispo County, and some residents are finding them not only invasive, but expensive.... (Continue reading)

Mussel inspection method lacking?

By KAREN VELIE A tiny, invasive bivalve and a statewide drought of increasing severity are on a collision course in San Luis Obispo County. Hoping to prevent an infestation of the Quagga mussel into local waters, the county Parks and Recreation Department... (Continue reading)

Vendor lawyer Hall helps county official buy house

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE A top county official’s Arroyo Grande home was jointly purchased by her and the family trusts of local lawyer Clay Hall, whose firm receives hundreds of thousands of dollars annually as the vendor responsible for... (Continue reading)

Lenthall really hates this commercial

County Supervisor Jerry Lenthall is threatening KSBY with legal action if the station doesn’t cease airing an opponent’s campaign commercial.... (Continue reading)

COMMENTARY: Justice, SLO County style

By KAREN VELIE You know how the SLO County criminal court system is in turmoil right now? That’s because the county Probation Department and administrative offices came up with the brilliant idea of letting everyone use the public defender’s office, with... (Continue reading)

County rules tighten for indigent law services

By KAREN VELIE County administrators have pulled the plug on easy, free legal counsel for the indigent. In a move resulting in considerable confusion and contention, San Luis Obispo County’s Probation Department recently began billing indigent individuals who have claimed the right... (Continue reading)

County gag on volunteers will be voided

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A newly-issued official policy prohibiting public comment by volunteers at the county animal shelter is being revised. San Luis Obispo County supervisors Bruce Gibson and Katcho Achadjian told UncoveredSLO.com Monday that changes are being made in Animal Services Division’s... (Continue reading)

Quiescent county Web site stirring suspicions

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN A Web site maintained by San Luis Obispo County’s Clerk-Recorder’s office – which provides property deed transaction data and other public information and is routinely updated weekly -- has been dormant for 36 days. The site’s... (Continue reading)

Free speech at county animal shelter put to sleep

By DANIEL BLACKBURN If you’re a volunteer at the San Luis Obispo County animal shelter, you can bark, but you might get bitten. Volunteers at the Animal Services Division (ASD) facility have been muzzled, prohibited from speaking to the media or even... (Continue reading)



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