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  • "Attempted Murder? I don't know but I don't think so... Unless he actually told the LEO he was going to kill him while trying to grab his firearm I think the prosecution will have hard time proving this one out. As usual though, overcharge first and then work your way down (especially where there is a LEO as the vicitim). I'll wager that this will eventually be "dealt down" to an assault on a police officer and nothing more.."

    L.A.RamsFan commented in:
    Santa Maria man accused of attempted murder on 2017-03-27 08:36:50
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  • "It is slow and especially to the victims and their families. The alternative would probably turn out to be more painful; If the courts were to speed up it would risk having a ton of cases returned on appeal making the victims and their families relive their pain over again. Take the time you need at first and the likelihood of having to do it all over again is less likely. And the one thing that will piss all of you off? The defendant has a right to a fair trial as well and speeding that process up can only lead to more people being wrongly convicted, something that any American wouldn't want done, right?"

    L.A.RamsFan commented in:
    Atascadero man convicted of assault on 2017-03-27 08:28:23
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  • "As the father of a victim, I don't know what I would do if I came across that situation. My daughter was seriously traumatized and seriously damaged by her Ex. to see someone that was a champion athlete, wanted to do stand up comedy and always the life of the party sit and look into the distance and when we used to taunt and mock and have hilarious 1 line battle of wits and she know says "you're trying to be funny, huh?" You wonder what did i miss? what day was the turning point that i could have figured something out. was it the bruises from the horseback fall? The clump of hair missing because "I'm just clumsy dad, my hair got caught in the car door? When I see these guys that are "looking for young" I want to do something. Unfortunately the conservatives want everything to be profit based. programs are unavailable or slashed. my grandson was in trouble and we felt needed some third party help. $40,000 but, that was a NEW method that "We're seeing positive results' "Oh, you don't have the money? Can you borrow from your friends and family? Love has not geography' I was told. I know. I had to vent."

    Ben Daho commented in:
    3 men arrested for human trafficking in Ventura on 2017-03-27 07:10:17
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  • "They have backflushed the swamp. What in the world justifies all of the percs like the deferred comp, life insurance, cell phone, huge starting holiday and the car allowance? Oh I forgot, he is a new employee with no city manager experience. I guess this would be considered the starter kit from the city's welcome wagon."

    rukidding commented in:
    Arroyo Grande council eyeing local planner for city manager job on 2017-03-27 06:38:10
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  • "Hmm, an eye witness and DNA evidence...and still took a year and a half to convict him? We need to speed things up a bit. Of course with the new sentencing guidelines and the time off for any anger management classes he take in prison we might see him back in less than that."

    shelworth commented in:
    Atascadero man convicted of assault on 2017-03-27 04:57:01
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  • "I find it HYSTERICAL that when the CVCSD (Cal Valley) did the same crap under the advice of Shipsey & Seitz, 99% of the comments were "you deserve what you get" for #1) living there and #2) voting for. I tried to alert the county and our civic leaders, only to be smirked at & given a huge dose of "smug" at the BOS meeting, especially by Hill, Gibson, and my own representative, Jim Patterson. Our board stole money, misappropriated funds, lied, snd then hid. Simply hid in their houses and didn't answer any questions. No penalty-no punishment. It was also when I found out the "Grand Jury" is a farce, and all of our leaders in SLO Co.are 100% cheats or liars. So you know what? You all deserve exactly what you got. That's what you all told me."

    rockhound1965 commented in:
    Sanitation district board fails to protect rate payers on 2017-03-27 03:25:13
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  • "Good article Stewart. I disagree on the how too a bit though. My argument stems from conservative views that neither democrats nor republicans seem to understand. First, the mandate, which obviously has to go. There can be no reconciliation on this. This is a basic conservative value based on free fair trade. Not one single actual conservative will allow someone to force the public into purchasing a private product like insurance. Prices, obviously will soar, and competition as we have seen will deteriorate. Second. Real estate. The problem with health care is the price of real property today. It is to put it blatantly, out of reasonable control. The overstimulation caused by the blatant public corruption ( mostly due to privatization), is creating unnecessary hyper inflation, which is leading to a new level of aggression through poverty in our society. THIS is affecting not just health care, but the average persons ability to aquire housing, which also leads to a deteriorating propensity to consume due to an overall lowering real wage, whilst at the same time productivity is up over 74% in the last 40 years. Third. Stagnation of capital flows. No one can deny that the overall market suffers whith gentrification. Austerity might sound good in practice and lead to a possible increase in employment, but without anti-gentrification laws in place to curb housing prices, working people cannot afford to live where they work, much less, invest and enjoy upwards social mobility. There are a lot of other key values with which the centrists are failing to observe, but I hope this at least helps people to understand that just because stalinist types like Bannon are in the white house ( and we true conservatives know they are fascists and will not budge, we are merely waiting for the leftist Trump to move left of center so people will see him for what he truly is ), we true conservatives are standing with our brothers and sisters in America to protect things like social security, medicare, and medicaid/medical."

    Frederick1337 commented in:
    When “collaboration” feels against the grain on 2017-03-26 18:32:06
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  • "OK, this is where you lost me Stew... "The wisdom of Barak Obama, Joe Biden, Joe Manchin and Nancy Pelosi setting up the Affordable Care Act was that people in even the reddest states finally had affordable and effective health care. " Clueless Dumocrats, my husband & I pay 4800.00/year for a healthcare plan through employer. Through Obamacare, this plan would cost us ~18,000.00/year with a 6300.00 deductible. BTW, my doctor has left his practice and I have NO doctor now. The healthcare system is collapsing."

    LOVESLO commented in:
    When “collaboration” feels against the grain on 2017-03-26 17:34:42
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  • "The Best thing politically is for Obamacare to live and continue to wreak havoc and destruction on the American people. Then they will see clearly the horrors that the Democrat parts passed without a single Republican Vote. The Dems pushed Obamacare through...but it's then a mistake for the Republicans to attempt a repeal without them? A Bill made in partisan ship should be booted in partisanship? No...let Obamacare explode and meltdown and the Dems that did this to us will be begging to repeal the Abomination."

    Rich in MB commented in:
    When “collaboration” feels against the grain on 2017-03-26 16:54:48
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  • "The deserve what they get. If one was to look up news papers in other states you'd often see the exact same online front page design and BS opinions portrayed as "news" . That's the McNasty way. Their loosing readers here in Liberal left land and they cant figure out why 99% Red, gun toting, Trump embracing conservative states dont buy in to their news paper?"

    Snoid commented in:
    McClatchy to sell the SLO Tribune building on 2017-03-26 16:46:10
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  • "In hindsight, an interesting video. The whole "leaving the keys in the car" premise is questionable. I would say more figurative about child-raising than literal about where car keys, or anything else, are in your family's home. My parents did not "leave their keys in the car", they left them on a little decorative board with hooks for keys. What's the point?"

    obispan commented in:
    Atascadero man convicted of assault on 2017-03-26 14:49:07
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  • "Such a high degree of disregard for human life and a complete void of empathy for suffering--for such young offenders. This is becoming a more common trend these says. Like the 17-year-old who held down a child while her boyfriend raped the child--and filmed it on her phone as well. The space where there is supposed to be a human--contains some other "thing"."

    circlingthedrain commented in:
    3 men arrested for human trafficking in Ventura on 2017-03-26 14:08:04
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  • "Chris R. Thank you for sharing the Judge Judy video. What an insight into this guys path to being a career criminal. Judge Judy nailed the evaluation of mommy dearest being an extreme enabler, cultivating a mentally toxic habitual criminal. That being painfully obvious, we now have another inept plea deal on a three strikes case that became law to keep repeat offenders in prison. A prosecutor who wants to protect their "win" stats in complete disregard of public safety should not have a job. This case is a prime example of an inefficient DA who has consistently proven unwillingness to fight for our community. Derrick Moore clearly tried to murder this woman after spending his entire life getting away with crime. Each step of the way his crimes have escalated but yet again he is given opportunity to return and offend again. Not sure who the bigger enabler is, the mother or the prosecution. Absolutely Appaling."

    diamond commented in:
    Atascadero man convicted of assault on 2017-03-26 13:01:37
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  • "There has always been an intentional level of oppression when it comes to education and the right of the people to obtain it. Because, once they obtain it--it changes the way the human brain works. It engages both the right and left medial prefrontal cortex. Once that happens, people begin to make decisions not based on the emotional part of the brain (limbic system, amygdala). It is a society of easily manipulated consumers that utilize the emotional parts of the brain--and they are easy prey for anything from time shares to tv commercials that sell any crap corporations feel should be bought (using very savvy methods-such as attentional blink). The prefrontal cortex has people doing things such as not getting emotional during encounters with other people, exercising delayed gratification, engagement in critical thinking, and inductive and deductive reasoning. But is that worth the high price of student loans? You bet. To see the world for what it is: is priceless."

    circlingthedrain commented in:
    California State University system raises tuition on 2017-03-26 09:49:42
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  • "They might as well sell off the building, nothing is happening down there that is news worthy. I stopped my subscription last year and 3 of my friends cancelled this year. This is really a worthless news source and what little they do report is bias,"

    SLOBIRD commented in:
    McClatchy to sell the SLO Tribune building on 2017-03-26 09:43:48
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