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  • Former Santa Maria police officer sues city, former chief

    August 10, 2012 8:39 PM

    For the second time this week, the city of Santa Maria has been hit with a lawsuit. This time by a former police officer, who said he was fired after, what he called, "a manufactured internal investigation" led by former chief Danny Macagni. "This had nothing to do with... more »
  • County of San Luis Obispo, Sheriff's Department hit with lawsuit

    March 27, 2012 9:49 PM

    A former sergeant with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department has filed a lawsuit against the department and the county. Dale Strobridge alleged the county and sheriff's department retaliated against him by firing him. The papers were filed earlier this month. Strobridge was fired from his... more »
  • Female officer files lawsuit against Arroyo Grande police department and chief

    December 28, 2011 9:11 PM

    A female Arroyo Grande police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city police department and the police chief, claiming she was a victim of discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation. Officer Michelle Cota filed the suit on December 22nd. The city is already in the middle of another... more »
  • Speaker comes back to Cal Poly after free-speech lawsuit

    November 9, 2011 2:29 AM

    Outspoken Conservative, Mason Weaver, spoke at Cal Poly Tuesday night. Nine years ago his invitation to lecture on campus sparked an argument among students, and a free-speech lawsuit against the university. In 2002, Weaver was invited to talk about his book called "It's okay to leave the plantation." Student... more »
  • Lawsuit accuses San Luis Obispo car dealer of 'fraud'

    October 18, 2011 9:40 PM

    A San Luis Obispo auto dealer is facing fraud allegations. A lawsuit claims he imported and sold an illegal car. Ian Smith, who runs a luxury-car dealership on Monterey street is being accused of "falsifying" a title document and switching VIN numbers. Over the summer he sold a... more »
  • City sued over proposed development on farmland

    November 25, 2010 8:59 PM

    Some activists are suing the city of Lompoc because they don't want farmland replaced by houses and businesses. The Santa Barbara County Action Network filed the suit claiming the city broke the law by approving the environmental impact report on a new development. The city says the activists are... more »
  • Lawsuit filed to preserve prime farmland

    November 22, 2010 1:06 PM

    A nonprofit law firm is suing the city of Lompoc. The group says it violated the California Environmental Quality Act by approving the Environmental Impact Report for the Lompoc's 2030 General Plan Update. The Environmental Defense Center is filing the lawsuit on behalf of the Santa Barbara County Action... more »
  • Dalidio could file lawsuit against Copelands

    October 5, 2010 9:13 PM

    The attorney for the Dalidio Ranch in San Luis Obispo says his client may take legal action against two major downtown developers. This comes a day after a federal commission charged Jim and Tom Copeland with hiding behind a fake name while trying to stop development on Ernie Dalidio's property... more »
  • LatAm nations bid to join Mexico in Arizona case

    July 19, 2010 5:29 PM

    PHOENIX (AP) - Seven other Latin American countries want to join Mexico in supporting a lawsuit challenging Arizona's immigration enforcement law. Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru filed separate, nearly identical motions to join Mexico's legal brief supporting the lawsuit filed by U.S. civil rights and other... more »
  • Group sues Anthem Blue Cross over policy changes

    March 1, 2010 6:10 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A group has sued Anthem Blue Cross for allegedly manipulating policies and forcing patients into higher deductibles and fewer benefits. Consumer Watchdog filed the lawsuit Monday in Ventura County Superior Court. It accuses California's largest for-profit health insurer of violating a state law requiring health insurers... more »
  • San Luis Obispo County approves $180,000 settlement for Gail Wilcox

    February 2, 2010 9:07 PM

    San Luis Obispo County today announced it is willing to pay $180,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by former assistant county administrator Gail Wilcox. Wilcox was fired by the county more than six months ago after a scandal which also involved David Edge. He's the former county administrator. Edge was... more »

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