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Thanks to Carpenter and Smith for protecting SLO

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT The following letter was sent to the San Luis Obispo City Council regarding their “failure,” as the Tribune put it, to approve general plan provisions that would allow high density housing beneath the flight path into... (Continue reading)

California healthcare service cancelling undocumented residents

Covered California, the state health exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act, is threatening to terminate the insurance plans of more than 10,000 enrollees who have yet to verify their immigration status. [KEYT] If the enrollees in question do... (Continue reading)

Can sex industry proceeds land a California water district seat?

The original owner of the domain name sex.com is spending at a record pace to grab a government post in Silicon Valley. [Mercury News] Palo Alto resident Gary Kremen, who sold the sex.com domain in 2006 for $15 million, is... (Continue reading)

‘Ten Commandments’ sphinx rises from Guadalupe dunes

The body of a sphinx has risen from beneath the sand at the Guadalupe Dunes nearly 100 years after it served as part of the set in Cecil B. Demille’s classic film, “The Ten Commandments.” [LA Times] In preparation for... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield responds to attack by Caren Ray

A columnist from Bakersfield wrote an editorial Tuesday on the “slugfest” between San Luis Obispo County District 4 supervisor candidates Caren Ray and Lynn Compton and Ray’s negative comments about Bakersfield. At a recent debate and on the Dave Congalton... (Continue reading)

Pro-water district opinion full of holes

OPINION By CINDY STEINBECK If you read Ms. Gage’s recent pro AB2453 water district editorial you may have been as bemused as I was. In the opinion piece Ms. Gage argues that adjudication is not an appropriate basin management tool.... (Continue reading)

Friends perform CPR, help save man in SLO

A man collapsed and stopped breathing in San Luis Obispo Monday afternoon, but friends of the victim performed CPR and helped resuscitate him. The victim, who is unidentified due to HIPAA rules, collapsed while walking with family friends in the... (Continue reading)

SLO council minority halts progress of Grossman development

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council majority failed to muster enough votes Tuesday night to further several large housing projects, including one belonging to a politically connected developer. The city’s general plan update calls for high-density residential... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly fraternity president pleads not guilty to drug charges

The former president of Cal Poly’s Delta Sigma Phi fraternity pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of possession of marijuana for sale and possession of a controlled substance for sale, both felonies. [KSBY] In September, San Luis Obispo police arrested... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo’s Laguna Lake needs dredging

OPINION By JIM FOLEY The Laguna Lake Natural Reserve Conservation Plan is long and complicated and the dredging permit process itself is also long and complicated. According to the city biologist there may be agencies that don’t even want us... (Continue reading)



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