Articles Tagged With ‘Unemployed’

State GOP chair quitting

Tom Del Beccaro will not seek another term as chairman of the California Republican Party, he announced this week in an email. (Sacramento Bee) Elected in 2010, Del Beccaro said, “It is time for me to pause from party politics.”... (Continue reading)

Another elected county official leaves office early

San Luis Obispo County Treasurer-Tax Collector Frank Freitas announced Wednesday he will retire on Friday less than two years into a four year term. Two months ago, SLO County Auditor-Controller Gere Sibbach announced he will retire on Dec. 29, also... (Continue reading)

SLO County jobless rate drops to 7.4 percent

San Luis Obispo County is ranked fifth out of 58 California counties for lower numbers of unemployed workers, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. In California, Marin County is ranked number one with an... (Continue reading)

Dick Mason signs off from KPRL

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Please see correction at bottom of article. After five years of hosting Sound Off, Dick Mason is leaving Paso Robles-based KPRL amid discord with the station’s owner over an alleged political agenda. Mason is... (Continue reading)

Former Cal Poly coach charged with two felonies

A former Cal Poly assistant coach who was arrested for allegedly attacking another man with a beer bottle at Harry’s Nightclub & Beach Bar in Pismo Beach was formally charged with two felonies on Tuesday. Randy Allan Hanson, 44, is... (Continue reading)

Gere Sibbach announces retirement

San Luis Obispo County Auditor-Controller Gere Sibbach announced Tuesday he will retire with two years left in his four-year term. Sibbach was first elected Auditor-Controller in 1990, and reelected in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. The SLO County Board... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputy accused of beating Nipomo man

A Nipomo man contends a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputy assaulted him after spotting him driving about 15 miles an hour over the speed limit on July 15. [Tribune] Jesus Raul Ruiz, 28, told the Tribune deputy Steven Hurl... (Continue reading)

State parks hoarded $54 million, claimed budget shortfall

The director of California’s state parks resigned and a deputy was fired Friday following the discovery the  department had stashed away nearly $54 million in surplus money while parks were threatened with closures because of budget cuts. While the under-reported... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo cites self for derelict property

Story and photos by DANIEL BLACKBURN Weeds as tall as a human, torn window screens, crumbling chimney bricks and a collapsed fence and arbor made the ramshackle house at 466 Dana Street a prime candidate for a visit from San... (Continue reading)

Oceano employee’s claim leads to changes

Shortly after receiving a claim for wrongful termination that detailed a supervisor’s porn use, Oceano district officials placed the supervisor on leave and changed the status of all district employees from tenured to at will. In December, Oceano Community Services... (Continue reading)