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  • "You are confused or just making stuff up. Cheating on your taxes has absolutely ZERO deleterious impact to employees compensation, unless of course he is forced to downsize or close his business as a result, or, if he is forced to reorganize under a court ordered restructuring. Other than that, ZERO, so best to not pontificate on a subject you know little about."

    derasmus commented in:
    San Luis Obispo business owner sentenced to prison on 2022-05-21 16:33:51
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  • "I predict there will be a whole new mass of entrants into the career field of midnight plumbers ....AKA water meter bypassers....or neighbor tappers ..time for everyone to remove their outdoor faucet handles and buy a faucet key or lock and check for odd shaped gopher and mole tunnels on their yards .. Even in the rich HOA communities a rash of blue collar plumbers will join the plumbers occupation"

    IDBOUND commented in:
    Pismo Beach City Council increases water restrictions on 2022-05-21 16:32:56
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  • "How does the APCD lie? Let me count the ways. First, it was that dune crust, as mythical as a unicorn—don’t even step on it! Next, the old silica lie. We the APCD are now telling you the Mesa air will give you cancer from silica. This of course was proven false by the APCD’s own data, which they tried to hide. It became the APCD’s infamous “red herring.” (https://calcoastnews.com/2020/06/the-regulators-who-cried-wolf/) And now this: We the APCD are telling you that all of the Mesa’s PM10 is from the dunes—it is all mineral dust. And we the APCD are so clear on this that we have built our computer models on this premise—all of the PM10, 100% of it, is mineral dust. And please! We don’t want to listen to far more qualified experts who actually bothered to analytically determine that only 14% of the PM10 is mineral dust! Those are facts, and we, the APCD, don’t use facts. Our science is based on accusation, innuendo, and the incompetence of those who believe us in spite of our lying ways."

    Downypaso commented in:
    State Commission points to fatal flaw in APCD Oceano Dunes dust science on 2022-05-21 15:41:13
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  • "I went to school with him too, but when I get ripped off for half of my hard-earned monthly income because I trusted him as a local he loses "local" status no matter how many radio ads he buys. You have to beg to get an appointment with my honest mechanic who has no need to advertise."

    obispan commented in:
    San Luis Obispo business owner sentenced to prison on 2022-05-21 10:19:23
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  • "The IRS is making an example out of John. God help you if you ever get caught in the crosshairs of the IRS. What is sad is John has probably been dealing with the nightmare for years now. Nothing about this situation is funny and it could happen to anyone who owns a successful business. In the criminal justice system, you are innocent until you are proven guilty. With the IRS, you are guilty until you prove yourself innocent. Kicking someone when they are down and making fun of their talented son is egregious."

    tidepool commented in:
    San Luis Obispo business owner sentenced to prison on 2022-05-21 08:50:31
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  • "He stole half a million dollars and not just from the government, but from his employees. Granted, much of it would have ended up in the government’s hands, but those employees will not see any of that money in either tax returns or later as part of their social security pensions when they reach retirement age. Nor will they benefit from that income in their credit history, meaning they will pay higher interest rates for loans. In what world is what will amount to 3 to 3 1/2 month prison sentence for stealing $500K not a light sentence?"

    Baywoodjones commented in:
    San Luis Obispo business owner sentenced to prison on 2022-05-21 06:16:44
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  • "The church property was donated and made into a church. A man took over management of the church and then put it in another name. It was a con that I bet Adam Hill and others planned to profit from. It went to court and the thieves lost. Remember, Adam Hill's wife was caught stealing from the homeless, and demoted. This is not about treating the homeless well, this is about corruption. And yes, Lynn Compton was a person who stood up to the corrupt bully."

    JordanJ commented in:
    A vote for Lynn Compton, is a vote for our neighborhoods on 2022-05-20 23:19:51
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  • "I know from personal experience that he has cheated many customers. i took my older truck in for a fluid leak. They said it was oil and ran up $1,700 in charges chasing the "oil leak". When I got it back it leaked worse because the actual problem had gotten worse, they didn't even look to check! I identified the leak as a transmission fluid cooling line, John agreed and offered to fix it for yet more money. I went to a mechanic literally up the street who said that he hears stories like this about Villa all the time and fixed it for $200 and apologized for the charge a little more than estimated because there was virtually no transmission fluid left. For $1,700 they didn't look at the source of the leak or check the fluid levels. I have steered many people a way from Villa's and will continue to do so."

    obispan commented in:
    San Luis Obispo business owner sentenced to prison on 2022-05-20 21:04:43
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  • "You're right, the county is full racist. Don't forget to include profanity filled hate speech, threats and blackmail to businesses, attacks on Policer officers, and worst of all, attacks on a family in a car while breaking a rear window on a small child, along with preventing a woman in labor from getting to the hospital while illegally stopping traffic on Hwy.101. Tianna Arata, Heidi Harmon, Jalen Hamler and hundreds of other local insurgents from blm terrorized many for months in this county. Their hateful rhetoric, bigotry, intolerance, divisive actions, and destructive disobedience are all cowardly. They were part of a national insurgent movement that caused 24 deaths, over 2400 injuries to innocent people and Police officers, the burning of multiple cities leading millions of dollars in personal property loss. Many in the Democrat/Progressive party encouraged this behavior, never to this day spoke against, and in some cases helped fund the defense of the insurgents across this nation. As long as you brought it up, let's put it all out there if you're fair and honest."

    commonsenseguy commented in:
    SLO County Democratic candidates disguised as Republicans on 2022-05-20 17:02:58
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  • ""Residents overwhelmingly felt that the proposed location was not appropriate as it was near an elementary school and in the middle of a quiet residential family neighborhood." Sure, if they are homeless, they must be a threat to society, especially little kids. Probably drugs and alcohol involved. So, where does Ms. Compton feel we should house these houseless people—an island 20 miles offshore. I wonder what her solution is for the chronic homeless in this area? Checked her website: "Added to the “50-NOW” homeless program  now “70 Now.” Targets most chronically homeless individuals to get them into permanent supportive housing and get them wrap around mental health services. Yearly neighborhood clean-up days set up with my communities in South County. 40 Prado Homeless Service Center built. State of art Drug Withdrawal facility built in SLO to get drug addicts into treatment and off the street. New mental health facility in SLO for those in crisis. Launched Community Action Team (CAT) partnerships with mental health, and law enforcement agencies for outreach and engagement of county’s most vulnerable populations, including those impacted by mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness. Established 20 pallet homes in Grover Beach to aid with homeless situation. Supported numerous affordable housing initiatives." Nothing actually mentioned about where these people should go—vague language about "permanent supportive housing" or "pallet homes" ???, whatever that is, and only 20 of them? This sort of political doublespeak leads me to believe that Ms. Compton doesn't really care about the homeless (guessing it has never touched her life), but she will block them from coming into any of her "bucolic" neighborhoods. Plenty of couched language here that simply implies that homeless people are a threat and should be locked up. Pretty sure Ms. Compton didn't get into politics to solve actual problems, but was encouraged by wealthy friends to run because she is attractive and can speak out of both sides of her mouth."

    Adam Trask commented in:
    A vote for Lynn Compton, is a vote for our neighborhoods on 2022-05-20 16:48:11
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  • "Well, also we now know that Geoff Auslen doesn't tell the truth: #1 Dr Bruce Jones served as chair of the Templeton Area Advisory Group for 3 years, so he didn't 'just move here' like Auslen states in his ads and mailers. #2 Dr Jones supports law enforcement. He just listened to the residents of Templeton who were overwhelmingly against putting an emergency dispatch center with a well-over 100' tall tower on Main Street. No one had an objection to placing it somewhere else in Templeton, just not at the Main Street off ramp ---the gateway to Templeton. (Funny that San Luis Obispo objected to a shorter tower being sited at the county jail because it was too ugly!) Not to mention, too, that, on the KVEC Dave Congalton show, Auslen stated that Dr. Jones is not a homeowner, but lives in a 'granny unit,' implying that Dr. Jones can't support Prop 13. Vote wisely people."

    a view from the oaks commented in:
    Vote for anyone but Geoff Auslen, the owner of Glenn’s repair on 2022-05-20 14:46:08
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  • "Isn’t it interesting how violent criminals are let out with little or no bail, or, given extremely light sentences or released long before completing a sentence. While on the other hand, if you are a worker, a job creator, there will be hell-to-pay if you cheat the government out of money. You can take a life or do bodily harm but boy oh boy, when it comes to the government’s money…"

    derasmus commented in:
    San Luis Obispo business owner sentenced to prison on 2022-05-20 13:04:57
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