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SLO hires law firm to investigate firefighter video involving city manager, fire chief

The city of San Luis Obispo has contracted with the law firm Burke, Williams & Sorensen to conduct the investigation into the personnel complaint against City Manager Katie Lichtig and fire Chief Garret Olson for their roles in producing a video for the January 21, 2017, Chamber of Commerce dinner that allegedly harassed fire employees. The agreement for the cost of the investigation is not to exceed $15,000, with up to $50,000 if needed (the additional money would need assistant city manager approval).

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Grover Beach council abandons plan to isolate marijuana businesses

In a surprise turn of events, the Grover Beach City Council on Tuesday night scuttled its proposed marijuana business district and instead asked staff to return in two months with a different ordinance that would allow cannabis businesses at any industrial area in the city — not just the 70-acre section the council supported at its last meeting.

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See a full and flowing Lake Nacimiento as it nears capacity after recent storms

This CappsConstruction.Com drone footage taken February 22, 2017, shows a full and flowing Lake Nacimiento. According to the San Luis Obispo County Public Works Department, the lake was at 96.5 percent capacity as of Thursday, February 23, 2017, following a series of storms.
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See a full and flowing Lake Nacimiento as it nears capacity after recent storms 3:07

See a full and flowing Lake Nacimiento as it nears capacity after recent storms

Crews remove downed trees at Morro Bay State Park after storms 0:45

Crews remove downed trees at Morro Bay State Park after storms

Town hall with U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal draws hundreds in Arroyo Grande 1:46

Town hall with U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal draws hundreds in Arroyo Grande

3 rescued after car gets stuck in San Marcos Creek near San Miguel 0:47

3 rescued after car gets stuck in San Marcos Creek near San Miguel