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  • "It's pretty sad that our neighbors, people we stand in line with at the store, people we've put in office with our vote has turned a "we the people have voted to legalize marijuana" have turned it into something so ridiculous with greed that it seems like ONLY people with enormous amounts of cash can even become entrepreneurs. If There was a Tomato crop, or Jalapeños No one would bat an eye. But Hey, lets make it so expensive, we can only have people that apparently have enough cash to slip the powers that ALLOW CERTAIN PEOPLE access to permits."

    Ben Daho commented in:
    Marijuana cultivation is a bad fit for York Mountain in Templeton on 2019-03-26 07:50:00
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  • "Interesting comments some of which are very valid. The surprising one to me was would you put a gun shop next to a high school or a mental hospital? That certainly is common sense and what would be called a no brainer. But then on the other hand would you put wine tasting, cider and beer tasting rooms next to a highway where thousands of cars pass every day, or hour, when there are statistics indicating that alcohol and drivers kill people? Just a comment. Like I have mentioned before I'm not a supporter of the legalization of marijuana but it was voted in by the majority and supported by politicians because they think it will be their cash cow. Because of the legalization it should be treated fairly. In the long run there will be a price to pay."

    rukidding commented in:
    Marijuana cultivation is a bad fit for York Mountain in Templeton on 2019-03-26 06:12:08
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  • "Our politics are now being corrupted by the cannabis industry drug dealers, and the so-called ‘SLO Progressives’ are now using drug money to fuel their campaigns for public office. This corrupt political quid pro quo is completed when the corrupt politicians draft legislation friendly to the drug dealers. Corrupt politicians who took drug dealer money in the last election: Miriam Shah, Adam Hill, Caren Ray Rossum, Heidi Harmon, Carlyn Christianson, Aaron Gomez, and Barbara Harmon. ALL of these irresponsible politicians should be barred from voting on any marijuana-related laws, and shame on them for selling out our children to drug dealers."

    Mjd commented in:
    Time to rewrite SLO County’s cannabis ordinance on 2019-03-25 18:52:15
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  • "Nice comment and i believe it to be true. I think that when this issue hit the table that the only thing that most of the local elected officials and their staffs saw were $$$$$$$$$. I think that this was the Golden Weed that was going to save everything which mostly would be their salaries, benefits, retirements and perks since on the average 75% of these funds going into the General Funds goes towards that. With some common sense there certainly can be a balance. A little research with other states how they resolved their problems could be an easy start. But I don't think it would require a multi thousand dollar study when a few simple telephone calls could be made or even an internet search. I think it will be difficult for them to look past the $$$$$$$$ though."

    rukidding commented in:
    Time to rewrite SLO County’s cannabis ordinance on 2019-03-25 15:59:01
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  • "If you are sincere about your intentions, you need to become aware of Cory Black and his gang of corrupt officials and county staffers. That is the same group that rolled over Grover Beach and led to Debbie Peterson resigning. If you are not aware of them, then you need to get your ducks in a row. I would be more than happy to fill you in on the details, because that is who is behind what is truly "big cannabis," not the little guys."

    mkaney commented in:
    Time to rewrite SLO County’s cannabis ordinance on 2019-03-25 15:51:59
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  • "Time out! Some great ideas here from bureaucrats to spend that one time grant money to address a problem that needs attention. But before they jump off the cliff I would like to hear what the annual cost to the taxpayers is going to be to keep these facilities in operation? Like in Paso Robles they are talking about $1.7 million which doesn't really go to far with government spending. It always amazes me when they come up with these ideas and numbers when they don't even have a plan that could provide preliminary costs. It's almost like that famous quote "we'lll sign it and read it later.""

    rukidding commented in:
    SLO County homeless advocates compete for grant funds on 2019-03-25 10:34:45
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  • "Have to wonder how the Arroyo Grande City Manager was approved to speak at a Grover Beach council meeting to state the city of Arroyo Grande is in support of the shelter project when the item has never been on any Arroyo Grande council agenda, the residents of AG have never had the voices heard, and there has never been a public vote by the AG council. Is this a self appointed city manager taking it upon himself to state a city opinion or was he given the okay by Mayor Ray, who took it upon herself to decide the city's opinion?"

    kayaknut commented in:
    SLO County homeless advocates compete for grant funds on 2019-03-25 10:33:45
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  • "This article confirmed the opinion I made of him when I first met him almost 30 years ago. He had just returned to the area and from the moment he started talking I felt my skin crawl. "What a douche bag" I thought. I watched him ooze from gadfly lawyer into city hall and then into a seat on the Coastal Commision. I have no doubt this incident won't even cause him to break his stride. Look for him to run for Adam Hill's seat once Adam finally checks out of the hotel reality, never to return."

    Gordo commented in:
    State Bar suspends Pismo Beach Councilman Erik Howell’s law license on 2019-03-24 22:59:01
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  • "I travel for work and have offered free training to homeless. Equipment operator jobs Out of approximately 30 men and 5 women, only 5 went on to full-time employment and better living conditions. Having been homeless temporarily in Alaska when I was 25 due to a lack of housing, I am very aware of the problems of shelters. The homeless with mental issues are both paranoid and afraid. In most shelter's, they pack them in like sardines. Lots of people with lots of problems crammed together is a TERRIBLE idea. What works; small rooms with security and locks. Accommodations are for 60 days. Not in 1 day, out the next. That way they are stable, and can find both job and housing, possibly health issues too. Trained, social dogs are allowed. Muzzles for those that bite. Most homeless would sleep on the street on a 30° night than give up their dog. And NO religion. That drives off 90% of the homeless. Having someone both judge them AND tell them how THEIR God can save their lives is such a demoralizing act. That is NOT Charity. Especially if they're of a different faith. This is what works. I've spoken to over 100 homeless people, and at least 30 who have transitioned out of the streets into a home and good job. I was also homeless. Sure, I got lucky. But we, as a society can make some of that luck a reality."

    rockhound1965 commented in:
    Paso Robles plans to build a homeless shelter on 2019-03-24 21:29:47
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  • "Come on now we all know when the government is involved it won't be just 2-3 hundred. After a few "Studies" costing at least 10,000 each, to close it off the taxpayers will be on the hook for $50,000 or more. I remember when the Brisco ramps were closed and the amount it cost to keep them closed and then the amount it cost to reopen them, I thought to myself, gee a private sector company could have done it for 1/10th the cost"

    kayaknut commented in:
    Public concerns raised at contentious forum on deadly Arroyo Grande intersection on 2019-03-24 14:11:33
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  • "Growing up I can remember SO Cal Edison tree crews every spring going door to door and trimming trees and vegetation away from power lines...they had their own crews and equipment...if they did it so can PG&E.....but the tree hugger orgs need to back off too...they need to work with us in fire prevention not against us...we can keep the forested areas safe and still defend against wildfires....we must stop this either or position we always seem to get in on every issue...."

    Rambunctious commented in:
    PG&E clashes with federal judge over fire prevention measures on 2019-03-24 10:54:26
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  • "I understand you taking the word check in wrong context ...So I'll restate it they take govt money and gamble it at casino either general relief welfare SDI or etc .I don't mean every single person either. The reason I was homeless was poor planning I raised 5 kids as a single parent for many years with absolutely no government aide .I owned 3 homes in slo county sold them when I moved was homeless before that once and homeless once after selling SLO homes .I currently own 6 investment properties that are rentals .Read RED LIGHT ROUND UP in atascadero news or paso paper every single of the 20 or so allegedly homeless are busted with booze and drugs in every printing . I realize drug dealers posing as homeless will claim to be homeless to police , so as not to have a residence police can watch or obtain a search warrant. Where does the homeless get all the money they spend on drugs and booze ?????? I'll say it again you can buy a house for as low as $ 160.00 a month in taft ca no money down if you qualify and taft has a excellent college"

    DPINC commented in:
    Paso Robles plans to build a homeless shelter on 2019-03-24 07:32:47
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  • "What we have here is a bunch of people who are too 'in a hurry' to go up Valley Rd or down to Los Berros (where there is an actual modern freeway crossing), and are willing to do something horribly dangerous for you. It's literally a couple extra minutes. Who wouldn't I kill for a couple extra minutes tho, am I right? Caren Ray (you ran with that name you false thing, you keep it) is trying to 'grow' Arroyo Grande at the behest of our rotten supervisors who have identified south Arroyo Grande as the next development opportunity. An overpass will make annexation possible. Please resist the citification of this county. One selfish landowner is pulling the strings on Caren (at least where this proposed development is concerned). $50. worth of paint and a few hundred in signs and the safety issue is solved. Period. NO LEFT TURNS is what the signs should say, not New Homes From the Low $900s!"

    Noodly Appendages commented in:
    Public concerns raised at contentious forum on deadly Arroyo Grande intersection on 2019-03-23 22:56:45
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  • "One other thing there naz'.... The one, or ones, who should be resisted is any person, or persons, who aligns themselves with the National Bolshevik Party, as your moniker so clearly exposes you as... We have enough Russian influence in our country as it is, don't you think? Just sayin'... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Bolshevism"

    AmericaTheFree commented in:
    Self described progressive promotes sweetheart deal for developers on 2019-03-23 17:19:09
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  • "You said homeless people “bring their disability check to Casino...”. That’s just plain bull. The Social Security Administration stopped issuing checks years ago. So you said you were homeless several times; were you arrested for your own good? So were you a drug addict/alcoholic? Did you go through a “military regiment? Did you steal a lot of bicycles? Sorry, but your story just doesn’t seem to add up."

    sweethome commented in:
    Paso Robles plans to build a homeless shelter on 2019-03-23 15:15:44
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  • "I think if we look at the integrity of the family of Jordan Grant, and we compare it to the integrity of Caren Ray Rossum, it’s pretty obvious who is lying, and caren ray Possum ought to be ashamed of herself. While she may try to get the petition on Change.org taken down, the rest of us ought to try to get Ray Rossum removed from office, she is not worthy of our trust. Speak truth to power."

    Mjd commented in:
    Public concerns raised at contentious forum on deadly Arroyo Grande intersection on 2019-03-23 14:53:02
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