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  • "I also wonder why this story should surprise anyone. Totally agree with other comments that state that using the power of one's office is practically expected in today's world. To not do that makes you one dumb elected official. Having attended many of Paso City Council meetings and seeing first-hand what type of council member he is - it would totally and completely shock me if this story was not true. Recall, that Hamon was out front in praising Lisa (Chitty, Chitty, bang-bang) as an outstanding representative of law enforcement and an excellent police chief. Come one - give me break!! Now he is 'humbly" asking the citizens to elect him as County Supervisor so he can further use his new power to even further himself further. Are the voters even close to being that stupid? Hamon sure hopes so."

    Paso_citizen commented in:
    Paso Robles councilman accused of using position for profit on 2016-05-31 17:15:46
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  • "You are right of course, but if you do a lot of camping in California like my family does you will soon realize that the rangers really don't want you there. I'm always amazed at how many California state park rangers we have come across seem to hate the public that they are paid to serve. No other state we camp in gives us that feeling. I don't get it but sadly that has been our experience."

    Rambunctious commented in:
    Lopez Lake getting low again on 2016-05-31 17:15:09
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  • "Very scary. There was the talk about if El Niño didn't produce. Well, it didn't. The time has come to take drastic measures. People will get through it. The question is, at what cost?"

    65buick commented in:
    Lopez Lake getting low again on 2016-05-31 16:35:18
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  • "The best. Saw him with Yardbirds (Jimmy Page on bass), Rod Stewart, Bogert Appice... and many other iterations over the last 50 years or so. Not to take away from Hendrix, Clapton, et all... but Beck can play any style with equal skill. Rolling Stone Mag puts Jimmy Page and Keith Richards ahead of him... but RS lost its relevance 40 years ago."

    Slosum commented in:
    Rock Hall of Famer Jeff Beck to play Chumash Casino in August on 2016-05-31 14:33:10
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  • "Lakes in northern CA received abundant rainfall this year. If that water were released to the Central Valley, farmers there would not be experiencing drought conditions. Instead, water is being diverted to the ocean to protect the habitat of the Delta Smelt, the 3" fish Trump was referencing."

    justbeware commented in:
    Lopez Lake getting low again on 2016-05-31 14:20:31
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  • "The problem with the FPPC is their main concern is with political contributions. Their handbook states that many of these actions are legal although highly unethical and advises not to do it. There are many politicians that obey the law but are unethical. The problem is that the FPPC has no desire to pursue unethical behavior. So where do you go to address unethical behavior? It seems like nobody wants to address this as both local political parties are like a club and cover for those who are unethical and will usually support them at re-election time. The good old boy syndrome."

    Mr. Holly commented in:
    Paso Robles councilman accused of using position for profit on 2016-05-31 13:06:40
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  • "Well, everyone who supported the recall likes to blame Pandora for everything, which is not the case. She was only one of many players who unsuccessfully tried to bring a sense of independence (from the county) to Los Osos. Like Rose (RIP), she had a vision that would never see fruition. While 'better, cheaper, faster" was never a reality, a permitted, approved, funded sewer was...something the recall board was NEVER able to provide. They has NO plan. They had NO permitted or approved project and never did. Rather, they had a community thrown into bankruptcy, they stopped the only approved project, they became to only community in history to default on an SRF loan, and then they proceeded to use the initial loan payment of millions to pay their legal fees and penalties. Indeed a first class act....one the community will pay for for decades to come."

    Pelican1 commented in:
    Paso Robles councilman accused of using position for profit on 2016-05-31 12:45:18
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  • "No worries. The Diablo desal project will augment Lopez Lake with 1196 acre-feet of water, or 390,000,000 gallons, which is equivilent to 2.4% of it's full capacity. Soon, only the rich will be able to afford this precious commodity."

    RealityBytes commented in:
    Lopez Lake getting low again on 2016-05-31 12:29:49
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  • ""park rangers are preparing to kick boaters out of Lopez Lake." Park rangers are doing no such thing. There isn't enough water and too much silt for boats to be launched from the ramp. How is that in the control of rangers?"

    SLOinsight commented in:
    Lopez Lake getting low again on 2016-05-31 11:35:34
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  • "By all means cities, especially Arroyo Grande, continue to issue building permits, no reason to issue a building moratorium since you can penalize current residents for going over their allotment."

    kayaknut commented in:
    Lopez Lake getting low again on 2016-05-31 09:57:00
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  • "John Hamon also has problems with conflict of interest in approving all the housing developments where he has the opportunity to sell more garage doors. As far as I know, he had never shied away from voting yes on any of these developments. What's worse is that he led the charge to grant reductions in development fees to "encourage jobs" during the Great Recession. The city lost what was an estimated $500,000 in fees, even though Hamon was told at the meeting that the main benefactor of the reduced fees was a Fresno builder who brought all of his workers with him. I've always wondered if this developer ended up buying garage doors from Hamon."

    Citizen commented in:
    Paso Robles councilman accused of using position for profit on 2016-05-31 08:28:25
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  • "The SSLOCSD is involved in the lawsuit because The Wallace Group put them in that position. The reason the lawsuit has taken so long is because the State Water Board has a strong hand to play in the lawsuit, and Shoals is one of the "leaders" who assumes the longer the lawsuit continues the more likely the Wallace Group (with his help) will weasel their way out of their responsibilities to ratepayers. Shoals is part of the problem. Study the issue more fully, and you will understand. Debbie Peterson is willing to dig into issues and expand the discussion while finding consensus. Carpenter supporters are doing their candidate a huge disservice by expecting his (and our) 100% compliance. Carpenter supporters have made their candidate look like a spineless jellyfish, which I don't think he is. But, the question remains, "Which Dan Carpenter could emerge as the next Supervisor"? The listening Dan Carpenter, the logical Dan Carpenter, or the "just doing as they say" Dan Carpenter?"

    snooky156 commented in:
    Debbie Peterson’s priorities for District 3 on 2016-05-31 07:16:41
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  • "FPPC , Fair Political Practices is our only hope to stop elected officials who don't play by the rules. In our town a former Mayor bought himself and his landlord a splendid parking lot. He had a business within the 300 feet prohibited as a distance for voting, (an Orcutt case was similar), but the FPPC did not act! We need a watch dog organization that will stop this kind of behavior."

    fishing village commented in:
    Paso Robles councilman accused of using position for profit on 2016-05-31 06:37:12
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  • "I agree with Mr. T. Keith Gurney. Tom Fulks article about the Nipomo Arson (if it was, in fact, arson) shows that he is hopelessly tied to the rhetoric of the past. As a liberal ideologue, Fulks sees a racist plot here when obviously the anger was about the prospect of ruining a good Nipomo neighborhood. Folks ought to do a story about how ultra-wealthy farmers exploit both farmworkers and the broader community by violating community norms with their scheme to grow richer at our expense. Enough is enough. I say leave Fulks to his articles, that way everyone can see what a fool he is."

    Josey Wales commented in:
    Tom Fulks: the merchant of fear on 2016-05-31 05:05:01
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  • "Gee, I wonder what I would have done if I was confronted by two men in a bar that wanted to kick my ass. Maybe I would have gathered up my "gang" (of course it was a "gang", he was Hispanic after all) as well. And that "gang" didn't do much to help Mr. Medrano did they? He ended up dead. Oh well, just another Latino off our streets, right? And two fine upstanding "Peace Officers" (my ass!) that should be heaped with praise are free. Now CDCR will probably have to rehire these two and have to pay them all those back wages they'll more than likely claim they are due. Win Win for the "good guys"! JEEEEZ!"

    L.A.RamsFan commented in:
    Prison guards acquitted of bar brawl manslaughter on 2016-05-31 04:29:28
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