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  • "Maybe I am from a different culture, era or upbringing. But if I played on my partner, I would have told her before because the the infidelty is mutually known The only thing that has to be considered is the economics of separation None of these participants (based on the given info) had intent to murder However the resultant ended in death instead of maiming or permanent disability She must have been a spoiled brat-nothing crosses her!"

    willieslo commented in:
    Witness details plot in Paso Robles murder on 2014-11-27 15:59:08
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  • "The write in candidate Jim Hill and now the Mayor Elect offered Arroyo Grande a choice they had not had for years. Over 3,000 voters were looking for that alternative. Dogeatdog is right... Tony is not nice and lots of people do not like him. Get over it. Move on or move away!"

    surferdude commented in:
    Stop blaming Arroyo Grande police officers on 2014-11-27 15:27:40
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  • "Does anyone in the Sheriffs department have the REQUIRED Master of towing license issued by the Coast Guard? (I doubt this very much) Heloooo! It's illegal to operate a towing vessel over 26ft. without a master of towing license for non emergency reasons in the ocean. http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/regulations/NVIC/NVIC_4-01_encl_1.pdf"

    Vagabond commented in:
    Panga pops up north of San Simeon on 2014-11-27 15:17:08
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  • "Sounds like "Mission Accomplished" without the carrier picture - lest we forget! If there wasn't a huge demand on our side of the border, there wouldn't be any Panga boats, drug carriers, smuggling nor cartels. Same goes for cheap labor. Lest we forget, overlook or willfully ignore cause and effect market reality."

    willnose commented in:
    Panga pops up north of San Simeon on 2014-11-27 14:06:25
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  • "If the boat is on the water it is the Coast Guard's problem. If it is on the beach the Harbors and Navigation Code says it is the responsibility of the county sheriff. At least that is what a Coast Guard member told me when I took a tour of their station last year."

    Gordo commented in:
    Panga pops up north of San Simeon on 2014-11-27 13:37:03
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  • "Ferrara is quoted saying, “A perfectly functional, ethical, and effective city council and city government has been hijacked by a rogue police union and a group of individuals with self-serving agendas.” Wait a minute, back up the morality mobile. Is the fact that two married (not to each other) members of city government who chose to become intoxicated and then use City Hall after hours, only to be caught by law enforcement officers while in a state of undress, best describe a perfectly functional, ethical, and effective government? Perhaps it was your attempt Mr. Mayor to cover up and minimize the incident while questioning the integrity of the police department, that more accurately reflects a perfectly functional, ethical and effective government. Maybe it was the removal of the chairs from the council chambers in order to stifle the opposition's voice that makes your government perfectly functional, ethical and effective. I could go on and on and on, but the most obvious, and telling of all has been your reaction to the community of Arroyo Grande. YOU have proven that YOU, your government, and city council is ANYTHING but functional, ethical, or effective. Talk about self serving! Cheers"

    Pelican1 commented in:
    Stop blaming Arroyo Grande police officers on 2014-11-27 13:30:27
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  • "You job applications will not be put into the bottom of the pile, instead it will be dumped into the round file. This is worst than discrimination. You are denied the pursuit to obtain a normal gainful employment. You might as well seek a path into the social welfare system. Tax payers will have to support you whether prosecuted or not. It is a crime to be poor (no job) and be given no choice except to commit crimes to sustain oneself and family! Even if you were successful in winning a law suit against the city, county or state, the bill still goes to the taxpayers!"

    willieslo commented in:
    All 12 Doobie Dozen now free of criminal charges on 2014-11-27 12:53:21
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  • "Driving up north to take sunrise pictures this morning (~5:25am), just as I was coming into San Simeon I noticed some cars parked on the west side of the highway with no lights on that didn't look like they there. Just as I came up on them, I saw the yellow 'Sheriff' lettering on the back of the Explorer. At almost the same instant, they blasted my windshield (and face) with their spotlight. Like a deer in headlights, I was blinded for second and it startled the heck out of me. Today I am thankful for cruise control. Watching law enforcement of all types cruise the highway, the Coast Guard cutter in the ocean, and the helicopter in the sky; I was betting this story was going to pop up."

    @SanLuisObispo commented in:
    Panga pops up north of San Simeon on 2014-11-27 12:15:20
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  • "I find it so very strange that Ferrara has directed such hatred toward the AG Police Officers. Given that he was once in the profession (Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff) one has to wonder why he left after only serving 20 years? Was he fired or given the option of quitting? It would be interesting to know why he actually left LASO and how he was percieved by other deputies and management. Maybe it would shed some light on why he has come to hate the officers in his own city. I wonder if he hates all police or just the ones in AG? Truthfully ... Ferrara's behavior of late, kind of scares me."

    Dexter commented in:
    Stop blaming Arroyo Grande police officers on 2014-11-27 11:50:27
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  • "I think Tony will unfortunately try his best to keep Jim from being able to do much while in office. Tony will always think this is someone else's fault he lost the election, not the fact that he is not liked by many people, including the merchants. Kristen Barniech will either get on board and try to work with the mayor and new council member or she won't. I believe only tony and her were the only ones not to congratulate Jim, but she needs to mature some also. I hope we can move forward now that the election is over with, and move in a more positive way, and only time will tell. For today, I want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving."

    dogeatdog commented in:
    Stop blaming Arroyo Grande police officers on 2014-11-27 11:30:18
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  • "I don't know enough to say for sure but it could be possible that the Coast Guard is stretched too thin to do the job completely. I also have my reservations about the cost effectiveness of having the Sheriff's Dept. involved in off-shore law enforcement but they may have a plausible argument for doing so. The bigger question is whether or not the benefits outweigh the costs."

    OnTheOtherHand commented in:
    Panga pops up north of San Simeon on 2014-11-27 11:17:04
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  • ". . . less about reasonable compromises will cost you the support that you had. Is it really that hard to restrain yourselves from continuing to beat on opponents that we have already beaten enough to gain their respectful attention? Now is a good time to see if calm reason can work. We can always return to fighting if it does not but continuous unrelenting fighting is going to cost you allies and support that we need to actually get some good things done."

    OnTheOtherHand commented in:
    Mayor Tony Ferrara resigns before term ends on 2014-11-27 11:03:43
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  • "I have a philosophy that goes something like "Be very careful about attributing to malevolence that which can be explained by stupidity, gullibility, laziness or other less negative characteristics." This is not to say that there aren't people who do things purely for selfish, mean or hateful reasons. It is just that I find that is not the most common explanation of why bad things happen. As it applies to the AG City Council, I think that what has happened is that Mr. Ferrara created an illusion of competence which lulled some of them into trusting his judgment when it wasn't warranted. (It is possible that the same thing happened to him with regard to John Wallace.) In fact, even some of the most vocal opponents of this group have admitted that the Council and Mayor have done some good things in the past. My point remains, reform will require a successful recall if bombardment of the current members of City Council with insults and blanket opposition results in a city government that is as dis-functional as our federal government. You don't have to totally trust the remnants of the old city council and you don't have to agree with them on every issue. But showing a bit of civility and some respect for the positive things they have done may well create an opportunity to reach acceptable compromises without engaging in constant public battles. Some of you may love the "fight" on issues but it wears out quickly for much of the rest of the citizenry who have other unrelated issues to deal with in their lives. There is only so much time and energy available to any given person. To expect that they will continue to give if they perceive that your goals are more about dominance and"

    OnTheOtherHand commented in:
    Mayor Tony Ferrara resigns before term ends on 2014-11-27 10:57:50
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  • "All of Sintra's notes, transcriptions of interviews etc. should have been included in the final report to the council. It appears that they weren't. For 17 grand they should have received something substantive. Instead they settled for a baseless set of opinions without a single fact set forth. My hope is that the new council will immediately request Sintra to produce all materials they accumulated and not pay the bill until Sintra has complied. Further, I hope that these documents will be made public, albeit properly redacted only so far as to comply with personnel requirements."

    Mike Byrd commented in:
    Mayor Tony Ferrara resigns before term ends on 2014-11-27 09:41:20
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  • "So Tony had to "go out on his own terms". Once again, it's ALL about Tony--no mention of doing the right thing, being a gentleman, or showing respect for the office he held for so long. So much for going out with his head held high, his resignation makes him look like a spoiled rotten child and an incredibly sore loser who cant suck it up long enough to participate in a gavel hand-off ceremony. Obviously he can't see past his own disappointment to realize how much folks would have appreciated him rising above this as a show of support for the new Mayor and council. His actions are speaking louder than his words."

    agag1 commented in:
    Mayor Tony Ferrara resigns before term ends on 2014-11-27 09:36:34
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