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Editorial: Sneaky attack subverts property rights in SLO

By   /  Monday, October 11th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Sneaky attack subverts property rights in SLO

In a spread that garnered national publicity in Parade Magazine on Oct. 3, San Luis Obispo was crowned “Happy Town, USA,” where, among other things, author Dan Buettner found it to be the No. 1 place in America for emotional health. But just a few days later, California’s Fair Political Practices Commission tore the cover Read More →

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Nonprofit seizes opportunity to turn hassle into new facility

By   /  Monday, October 11th, 2010  /  Columns, Nonprofits, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Nonprofit seizes opportunity to turn hassle into new facility

Question: The city wants to extend a road through your property, right through a corner where several key buildings are located. What do you do? (a) Put up a fight. (b) Sell the city the land, and use the proceeds as seed money to build a new facility on your remaining property. Santa Maria-based VTC Read More →

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Copelands face fine in SLO election dispute

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Copelands face fine in SLO election dispute

San Luis Obispo businessmen James and Thomas Copeland and banker David Booker were the anonymous backers of “No on J,” the campaign to stop rancher Ernie Dalidio from developing 131 acres outside the city, according to a report from state campaign regulators. The three face fines of up to $80,000. The California Fair Political Practices Read More →

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CSU Channel Islands on a $75M campus building spree

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2010  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on CSU Channel Islands on a $75M campus building spree

CSU Channel Islands near Camarillo is the newest school in the California State University system, and it’s growing by leaps and bounds. To keep up with that growth, the school has construction projects in the pipeline totaling more than $75 million. First up is the $32.5 million North Hall project, which breaks ground Oct. 6. Read More →

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Editorial: For SLO’s prosperity, vote no on Measure H

By   /  Monday, September 27th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: For SLO’s prosperity, vote no on Measure H

In recent years, a relative bright spot for the San Luis Obispo economy has been a spurt of development along Broad Street and Tank Farm Road in the area south of the city center. Although this area is quite a distance from the Cal Poly campus, it has become a bit of a hub for Read More →

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