GHM News

January 2017


Sierra Vista Elects 2017 Governing Board Officers and Members

1/3/2017 | Sierra Visa Regional Medical Center

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Beth Marino, partner at Glick Haupt Marino LLP, has been elected Chair of the Governing Board at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for 2017. Marino has served on the Sierra Vista Board for two years, the past year as Vice Chair.

Dan O’Hare, principal at Glenn Burdette, was elected Vice Chair; and Steve Van Scoy, M.D., medical director of Sierra Vista’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, will remainSecretary/Treasurer.

Newly elected in 2017 are Dan Troy, principal at Morris & Garritano Insurance, and Edwin Hayashi, M.D., a general surgeon in San Luis Obispo.

Continuing Governing Board members include Mary Harris, a transactional attorney in San Luis Obispo; Simone Lagomarsino, president and CEO of Heritage Oaks Bancorp, parent company to Heritage Oaks Bank; Ty Safreno, chief executive officer and chief technology officer of Trust Automation, Inc. in San Luis Obispo; Keith Humphrey, Ph.D., vice president of student affairs at Cal Poly; Gil Stork, president/superintendent of Cuesta College; Scott Bisheff, M.D., medical director of Sierra Vista’s Emergency Department; Phillip Kissel, M.D., medical director of Sierra Vista’s Neuro-Spine Institute; Tamara Battle, M.D., a pediatrician in San Luis Obispo; and Chris Holland, M.D., an infectious disease physician in San Luis Obispo.

Additional members include Ross Michel, M.D., chief of staff at Sierra Vista; Thomas Kyler, M.D., vice-chief of staff at Sierra Vista; and Timothy Auran, M.D., immediate past chief of staff at Sierra Vista.

September 2016


GMH Law Provides Pro Bono Legal Services to SLO HotHouse

9/21/2016 | Glick Haupt Marino LLP

Attorney Beth Marino, a partner at Glick Haupt Marino LLP, has signed on to become a regular volunteer holding Open Office Hours twice a month at the San Luis Obispo HotHouse. The SLO HotHouse is a community space created through the joint efforts of Cal Poly State University, the San Luis Obispo Community, and the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The goal of the SLO HotHouse is to support students and community members alike as they create new innovations and start business ventures. As a HotHouse contributor, Ms. Marino will offer her nearly 20 years of business law expertise to entrepreneurs seeking legal advice as they start, manage and grow their business.

Click here for more information about San Luis Obispo HotHouse

July 2016


Pismo Beach Can’t Fine Homeowner $180,000 in Land Dispute, Judge Rules

7/8/2016 | Kaytlyn Leslie, The Tribune

A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Shell Beach man Mike Spangler after he sued the city of Pismo Beach, challenging its decision to charge him $500 per day while they were locked in a battle over zoning and open space on Spangler’s property.

Spangler bought a 2.5-acre lot on Shell Beach Road in 2002 and has since been embroiled in a contentious legal battle with Pismo Beach over the property — a battle that peaked in August with the city shutting off utilities to Spangler’s home after he refused to sign a deed restriction that would preserve the majority of his property as open space. The restriction would also permanently keep a dirt lot next to his house undeveloped. Read Full Article


Judge Rules Pismo Beach Can't Collect on Homeowner Fines

7/6/2016 | April Charlton, Santa Maria Times

In a ruling being hailed as a victory for property owners across the state, a San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge ordered Pismo Beach to set aside any fines levied against a homeowner after the city cited him in an attempt to make him comply with a permit condition requiring the recording of an open-space easement over his property.

Mike Spangler claims Pismo Beach imposed unlawful zoning conditions on his Shell Beach Road property that he says required city officials to record a deed restriction giving the city "near limitless control over private property." Read Full Article