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PG&E has done enough for SLO County

Gordon Mullin

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN The California Public Utilities Commission held a public meeting this week giving interested parties the opportunity to present their thoughts to commissioners who are considering the Joint Proposal, an agreement between PG&E, several environmental groups and... (Continue reading)

Candidate differences highlighted during Los Osos debate

Julie Tacker

Los Osos Community Services District Board hopefuls showed their differences and experience levels at the Oct. 20 debate hosted by the League of Women Voters Five candidates are running for two seats on the Los Osos board. Candidates Julie Tacker,... (Continue reading)

California senator sentenced to 42 months in prison for bribery

Ron Calderon

Former California State Senator Ronald Calderon, who accepted bribes to push legislation,  was sentenced Friday to three and a half years in federal prison. Ron Calderon, 59, of Montebello, pleaded guilty in June to one count of mail fraud. He admitted... (Continue reading)

Carbajal and Fareed get testy at Cal Poly debate

Justin Fareed

During a debate rife with personal attacks and leading questions, Democrat Salud Carbajal showed he does not intend to stop discussing Republican Justin Fareed’s supposed support for presidential candidate Donald Trump. Fareed revealed he cannot name anything about Carbajal which... (Continue reading)

SUV slams into Atascadero doctor’s office


An oversized visitor made a surprise appearance inside an Atascadero pediatrics office Thursday afternoon. A Dodge Durango SUV slammed into and through the exterior wall of Patterson and Tedford Pediatrics and came to a rest in the lobby of the... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man arrested after 11-hour standoff


After a Nipomo man allegedly beat his wife, he barricaded himself in his home during an 11-hour standoff with San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies. The suspect, who was reportedly armed with a knife, remained closed up inside his house... (Continue reading)

Honesty and independence matter, vote for Dan Carpenter

Sam Blakeslee

OPINION by SAM BLAKESLEE After long and careful thought, I’ve decided to endorse Dan Carpenter in the District 3 supervisor race, the district in which I reside. It wasn’t an easy decision because this race has become highly contentious. Many... (Continue reading)

Government continues to scam taxpayers

Laura Mordaunt

OPINION by LAURA MORDAUNT Right now in Sacramento, the men and women you sent there to protect you will be asked to vote after the Nov. 8 election to formalize the removal of road repair and maintenance money from us.... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay City Council fails again

Morro Bay 4

OPINION by LINDA STEDJEE Morro Bay’s water reclamation facility (WRF) project costs are approaching $3 million, but there is little to show for all that money. The city hasn’t even bought land to put the plant on, the new design... (Continue reading)

Steve Martin flips on Nipomo rail spur

Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin

Paso Robles mayor and San Luis Obispo County supervisor candidate Steve Martin has changed his position on the Nipomo rail spur project. Martin initially supported the Phillips 66’s proposed rail spur, but he now says, if elected, he would most... (Continue reading)

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