Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo’




SLO Police officers under criminal investigation

By KAREN VELIE A pair of San Luis Obispo Police officers were stopped allegedly attempting to bring contraband across the border from Mexico last month, a U.S. custom’s spokesperson said. Sources tell CalCoastNews that San Luis Obispo Police officer Dan McDow and... (Continue reading)

Local lawyer runs questionable charity

By KAREN VELIE A local attorney takes out more than 60 percent of monies donated to a nonprofit he oversees before sending the remaining monies to a self declared cleric alleged to have defrauded donors from throughout the world, according to... (Continue reading)

Ambushed by SLO law and order

By KAREN VELIE A Morro Bay man wrongly accused of two robberies now attributed to the notorious and just-captured “Sleeves Bandit” remains in county jail as San Luis Obispo police and district attorney’s officials seek a graceful exit from a potentially... (Continue reading)

Copeland grip on downtown SLO nightmare for some

By DANIEL BLACKBURN There are nicknames aplenty for the city of San Luis Obispo, and many have a commonality, the name Copeland: “Copelandville,” “Copelandburg,” “Copeland Kingdom,” and of course, “Cope-Land, ” to list but a few. References to the Copeland family, and... (Continue reading)

Selective code enforcement: Is it ‘God’s will?’

First in a series By DANIEL BLACKBURN Dan De Vaul, meet The Apostle. While county officials pursue a vigorous (some say pernicious) criminal prosecution against high-profile De Vaul and his South County Sunny Acres Ranch for the hapless, another, longer-running code enforcement drama... (Continue reading)

Protect, Serve And Sell T-Shirts.

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN A San Luis Obispo police officer peddles custom imprinted T-shirts, sometimes while on duty, as a federal bankruptcy court considers his twin Chapter 7 petitions. Officer Christopher Charles Chitty apparently runs the cash business from the... (Continue reading)

Enough already! Dalidio entertaining offer

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Ernie Dalidio is abandoning a contentious, 16-year effort to develop his property along Highway 101 south of San Luis Obispo, and is negotiating an extended option agreement with a group of local investors. Dalidio declined comment... (Continue reading)

Peppered, pounded, pizza shop owner seeks big SLO dough

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Posted 1/22/2008 San Luis Obispo businessman Jeff Milne, home after a long day baking and serving at his Babbo’s Pizzeria on Santa Rosa, was surprised when he looked through a window... (Continue reading)

Covert attack mounted on trauma center plan

Physicians and officials at French and Arroyo Grande hospitals have mounted a concerted but furtive effort to halt plans for a trauma center. ... (Continue reading)

Problems for ex-Trib publisher Par Ridder

Remember P. Anthony (Par) Ridder Jr., the man thought by many in this county to have aided the decline of The Tribune while its publisher a few years back? Ever wonder what happened to Par after he departed these parts for the St.... (Continue reading)