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  • Los Osos mother plead for Sunny Acres support before her murder

    May 24, 2012 8:33 PM

    A letter has surfaced showing a Los Osos woman tried to help her mentally-ill son just months before investigators say he killed her. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies say Michael Van Heuver, 23, assaulted his mother, Lisa Van Heuver, 56, last month at her home in the 1800... more »
  • Cal Poly students bringing new life to Sunny Acres

    April 11, 2012 2:58 AM

    There is new hope tonight for local rancher Dan De Vaul and his embattled sober living facility, Sunny Acres. De Vaul has been battling San Luis Obispo County for years over the property off Los Osos Valley Road. Sunny Acres is currently under the control of a court-appointed receiver.... more »
  • De Vaul goes to court for 'receiver' hearing

    October 20, 2011 9:38 PM

    New evidence was heard Thursday as the battle between San Luis Obispo County and the owner of a controversal sober-living center played out in court. The county is asking the court to appoint a Receiver. Attorneys argued whether De Vaul's ranch is in compliance with heath and safety... more »
  • Couple forced to leave Sunny Acres, now living in car

    September 1, 2011 1:21 AM

    Brex Owen and Velma Hunt say they need help now more than ever. Last week Sunny Acres Owner Dan Devaul told more than a dozen people to leave the sober-living facility by Monday morning. This, after a judge threatened to take over control of the 70-acre ranch if people continued... more »
  • More than a dozen people at Sunny Acres must find another place to live

    August 26, 2011 1:11 AM

    An emotional day at Sunny Acres as more than a dozen people find out they will have to find a new place to call home. They could be living in their cars or on the streets after this weekend. The 70-acre ranch and sober-living facility has long been at... more »
  • Court rejects Sunny Acres' appeal of county injunction

    June 8, 2011 9:29 PM

    People living at Sunny Acres could soon be forced to move after an appeal by the sober-living facility is rejected. San Luis Obispo County can now move forward with code enforcement at Sunny Acres. Last July a judge ordered the people living in illegal structures be out by September... more »
  • Sunny Acres residents staying put indefinitely

    September 1, 2010 8:07 PM

    They were ordered to leave by Friday, but now residents of Sunny Acres will be allowed to stay indefinitely. A judge ordered the sober living facility to shut down and evict its tenants because of substandard housing. Sunny Acres Owner Dan Devaul appealed the judge's order Monday, bringing all other... more »
  • Judge upholds ruling that residents must leave Sunny Acres by Sep. 3

    August 26, 2010 8:15 PM

    Another chapter in the Sunny Acres debate. With a court-ordered move out date fast approaching, a San Luis Obispo County judge Thursday denied Dan Devaul's request to let Sunny Acres residents stay put. Last month a judge ordered the facility to shut down and evict about 30 tenants... more »
  • Sunny Acres' building plans could halt before they get started

    July 19, 2010 7:09 PM

    A local sober living facility says it is building more resources for residents, despite a judge's order to shut down. Sunny Acres has announced plans to build an 8,000 square foot home on the Los Osos Valley Road property. Sunny Acres Owner Dan Devaul says he will apply... more »
  • Judge evicts Sunny Acres residents

    July 2, 2010 9:35 PM

    The ongoing Sunny Acres saga in San Luis Obispo takes a major turn. A judge ruled today Sunny Acres can no longer operate as a sober living facility and must vacate most of its residents. It's been a nine year legal battle between De Vaul and San Luis Obispo... more »
  • Judge delays ruling on possible Sunny Acres injunction

    June 18, 2010 4:35 PM

    No ruling during today's hearing in the ongoing struggle between Sunny Acres Owner Dan De Vaul and San Luis Obispo county. Tthe judge wants more time to decide whether to issue an injunction that could force 20 residents to move out of the sober living facility. He said in a... more »
  • Dan De Vaul article appears in New York Times

    January 12, 2010 2:42 AM

    He's battled local leaders for years over his controversial recovery center, Sunny Acres. Soon Dan De Vaul's story will be on the pages of the New York Times. An article featuring the San Luis Obispo rancher was posted on the New York Times' Web site Monday night. On Tuesday,... more »
  • Juror bails De Vaul out of jail, tells KSBY why she did it

    November 25, 2009 10:19 PM

    After only 24 hours in jail, Sunny Acres Ranch owner Dan De Vaul is a free man. The person who bailed him out was none other than one of the jurors who helped convict him. Mary Partin says she couldn't justify how he got there in the first place. "... more »
  • Sunny Acres Owner Dan De Vaul out of jail, bailed out by juror

    November 25, 2009 12:36 AM

    The owner of a controversial recovery center in San Luis Obispo County is back at home tonight, after he says a juror bailed him out of jail. Sunny Acres Owner Dan De Vaul was handcuffed and booked into jail during a sentencing hearing yesterday. He was sentenced to... more »
  • Controversial recovery center owner opts for jail

    November 23, 2009 8:39 PM

    Sunny Acres owner Dan DeVaul is sentenced to jail time, but the fight over his recovery center may not be over yet. DeVaul refused probation at his sentencing hearing Monday and instead opted for jail. He was convicted on two out of nine charges stemming from his San Luis Obispo... more »
  • De Vaul booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail

    November 23, 2009 6:05 PM

    Sunny Acres owner Dan De Vaul was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail after he was sentenced Monday. De Vaul was given the option of serving probation, but instead chose jail time. In September, De Vaul was convicted on 2 out of the 9 charges related to... more »
  • De Vaul sentenced to jail time

    November 23, 2009 3:13 PM

    The owner of an embattled San Luis Obispo County recovery center has been arrested and taken to jail after rejecting probation. Sunny Acres owner, Dan De Vaul was sentenced to 90 days in county jail Monday. In September, De Vaul was convicted on 2 out of 9 charges... more »
  • Sunny Acres owner set for sentencing

    November 23, 2009 7:08 AM

    The embattled owner of a San Luis Obispo county recovery center is expected to learn his fate Monday. Sunny Acres owner Dan Devaul is scheduled for sentencing. In September, he was convicted on two out of nine charges related to building code violations at Sunny Acres. He was found... more »
  • Sunny Acres owner denied a new trial

    November 17, 2009 5:40 PM

    The judge assigned to the case against Sunny Acres owner, Dan Devaul, has denied a motion to grant him a new trial. This is Devaul's third appearance before a judge. The motion had been continued twice in the last week. His attorney alleges juror misconduct in Devaul's September trial. He... more »
  • Sunny Acres owner has third court appearance to find out about a new trial

    November 17, 2009 7:01 AM

    Sunny Acres owner, Dan Devaul, will make his third appearance before a judge to find out whether he will be granted a new trial. The motion has been continued twice in the last week. His attorneys allege juror misconduct in Devaul's September trial. He was convicted on two charges... more »
  • Sunny Acres owner could find out if he'll get a new trial today

    November 16, 2009 6:40 AM

    The owner of a controversial San Luis Obispo county recovery center could find out if he'll get a new trial. Sunny Acres owner Dan Devaul is expected in court at 10:00a.m. Monday to find out if a judge will grant his motion for a new trial. The hearing was... more »
  • Sunny Acres owner to file motion for new trial today

    November 13, 2009 6:10 AM

    Sunny Acres owner Dan Devaul is expected in court Friday, to file a motion for a new trial. In September, a jury found Devaul guilty of two out of nine charges related to building code violations at his San Luis Obispo recovery center. Devaul's lawyers are now asking for... more »

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