Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County’




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)

SLO County pension plan bleeding; is it unbowed?

SECOND IN A SERIES By DANIEL BLACKBURN County supervisors soon will learn that its hemorrhaging employee pension plan may find partial redemption by buying into in a struggling investment marketplace. But the plan’s top executive said Tuesday he worries that a declining economy... (Continue reading)

Hedges ponders appeal of Tangemans medical pot order as state high court considers deeper debate

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A battle of Titans unfolds: In one corner, a gaggle of California cities, counties, and law enforcement agencies; in the other, the state Supreme Court. In the middle of the ring is a small baggie of medical marijuana... (Continue reading)

Hard money lending schemes creating fiscal chaos, devastating SLO County investors

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN A number of San Luis Obispo County investment firms have allegedly participated in schemes that may have already cost local investors more than $500 million, setting the stage for a colossal fiscal collapse unrivaled in... (Continue reading)

Storm winds as environmental vigilante? County questions billboard rebuilding

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Powerful winds ripping across San Luis Obispo County in recent weeks battered, bent and broke numerous billboards along the Highway 101 and Highway 1 corridors, and now county officials are considering denying replacement of damaged signs. The county’s enforcement... (Continue reading)

Director’s policies plague Probation front-liners

Agents and officers of the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department have been burdened by policies of the department’s director which endanger the public in general and law enforcement agencies in particular according to... (Continue reading)