Former SLO County supervisor candidate Dale Gustin disbarred

Following multiple complaints of professional misconduct, the State Bar of California on Oct. 5 disbarred Paso Robles attorney and former San Luis Obispo County District 1 supervisor candidate Dale Gustin. For four years, Gustin has battled allegations of threatening opponents to gain an advantage in a law suit, failing to abide by court orders and multiple other issues of properly practicing the law. Read More …

I am pissed off, James Duenow says

In what I believe was a travesty of justice, reporters Karen Velie and Daniel Blackburn lost a libel lawsuit for $1.1 million in a trial during which most of their evidence and witnesses were barred from the jury. Also, the plaintiff appears to have repeatedly perjured himself before and during the trial, according to information discovered by private investigator Carl Knudson. Read More …

Allegations of racism lead to $150,000 settlement

A black South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District plant operator won a $150,000 settlement after complaining that district officials were discriminating and retaliating against him. The district announced Friday that it had reached a settlement agreement with plant superintendent John Clemons. Read More …