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  • "I don’t know if I would call it a wall, but THC marijuana growers don’t want hemp grown in this county because of the risk to their crops profitability posed by cross pollination. They are using lobbyists to try and influence the BOS decision on this matter. I expect that if the BOS decides hemp should be allowed for cultivation as any other Ag crop there will be friction, which will boil over with a few hotheads acting out."

    Gordo commented in:
    Vandals destroy Templeton hemp crop on 2019-09-15 15:33:14
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  • ""As for the Christian and Missionary Alliance leadership and those who participate in making their belief in Christ the justification for participating in hurtful and deceitful actions for financial reasons, I hope you come to truly know that Christ was never ever, ever about finances and monetary gain and always about love, compassion and justice." Excellent point. Thank you."

    adustum commented in:
    Ex-Paso Robles church staffer charged with theft on 2019-09-15 15:01:36
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  • "I wonder what architectural alternative there was to "tall buildings" in the city—I personally do not find them "ugly." Would you rather the city claim more of the rural area and sprawl into the backyards of those who care to live away from the city? As I see it, SLO has a finite amount of space and taller buildings tend to make sense."

    mercut1469 commented in:
    Coverup SLO’s ungainly buildings with living walls on 2019-09-15 12:13:32
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  • "She should have been terminated for cause immediately after reporting her weapon was missing and she went to the wrong house in search of it....now she will become a huge liability for the city....before this is over it will be the tax payers that will pay for this mess...and the longer it goes on the more it will cost...."

    Rambunctious commented in:
    SLO police chief to release her cell phone records on 2019-09-15 11:24:07
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  • "NCL- thanks for that background fill-in. Stories like this usually have a lot of "the rest of the story" information that leave people wondering about all the missing links and gaps in the coverage. Also, your last sentence pretty much says it all. It reminded me of the story about how Jesus treated the money-changers in the temple."

    panflash commented in:
    Ex-Paso Robles church staffer charged with theft on 2019-09-15 09:25:50
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  • "Yet, it was a local winery taking issue with the hemp grow of a grower. A grower; who was going to grow both THC based and non-THC based products. You act like there is this huge wall between the two industries. That Hemp growers can’t be in the THC growers line of business is erroneous thinking. I am sure those vehicles that tore up the property came from a nearby ranch, or did they truck them in? Look for them in about a mile and a half radius for the equipment, otherwise they would have been a noticeable “quad gang” en route to the farm."

    MrYan commented in:
    Vandals destroy Templeton hemp crop on 2019-09-15 07:57:57
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  • "Just to give some further information, Life Community Church is a part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA), the same denomination that is currently trying to 'steal', and close the Hillside Church of Grover Beach. Life Community Church was formerly Templeton Community Church (TCC). TCC's founding pastor John Kaiser built TCC from 5 people to a thriving congregation of 200 +. The church was hit hard financially by the 'Great Recession' of 2008-2012 and CMA saw that as an opportunity to do a 'hostile takover'. (Sound familiar?) Claire Eastin was the church secretary for TCC for several years and one of the principle people (along with the board of elders) who helped the CMA steal TCC from Pastor John and the many congregants who called it their home, then turn it into Life Community Church. There is no doubt in my mind that she was embezzling from the congregants of Templeton Community Church long before the hostile takeover and change to Life Community Church. Investigators really need to look into how long the embezzlement had been going on and if she had started her stealing from Templeton Community Church. Life Community Church found out about the embezzlement in April 2018 and tried and succeeded up till now to keep the matter hush-hush and out of the press and had in fact decided not to press charges against Ms. Eastin. They had only reported it as a loss to the IRS. ( It would make the church look bad.) Ms. Eastin shows no true remorse for her embezzlement and only justifies it with "I'm going to counseling to get help for my problem." She deserves to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As for the Christian and Missionary Alliance leadership and those who participate in making their belief in Christ the justification for participating in hurtful and deceitful actions for financial reasons, I hope you come to truly know that Christ was never ever, ever about finances and monetary gain and always about love, compassion and justice."

    NorthCountyLady commented in:
    Ex-Paso Robles church staffer charged with theft on 2019-09-15 02:38:15
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  • "Lipstick on a pig. It's clear by the ever increasing traffic, ugly tall buildings, exploding homeless population, and the multiplying of rude and narcissistic residents; that we have become the northernmost city of Los Angeles area sprawl. Yet all our delusional Mayor and city council will do to address these problems is to either blame them on Trump, or ban them in the name of global warming. But hey as long as you keep feeding the tourists wine, and the population legalized pot, maybe no one will notice. No matter how much the quality of life continues to deteriorate, the SoCal transplants will be quick to quip: "hey, at least it's not L.A." If this green ivy bullshit is the answer to an incompetent architectural review commission, maybe we should cover all the buildings here and in downtown L.A. with these wall weeds. Maybe we can get a batch of that ivy to grow on Mayor Heidi Harmon's head, and save her the trouble and embarrassment of picking out a new bunch of dollar tree flowers to adorn that birds nest tangle of hair on her head.."

    SLO_Children_at_play commented in:
    Coverup SLO’s ungainly buildings with living walls on 2019-09-15 01:09:54
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  • "Can someone please enlighten me on how this embezzlement case is any different than Sherry Gong's? Other than the obvious fact that Mrs. Gong (and husband) have major connections into the SLO justice system that probably Mrs. Easton does not have. Surely she had some family emergency (like Gong) that made it necessary to take the money -,and of course she fully intended to pay it all back (right!). But Mrs. Easton will likely go to prison - Gong will not. Justice is best served cold."

    Paso_citizen commented in:
    Ex-Paso Robles church staffer charged with theft on 2019-09-14 20:18:33
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  • "$200K in 6 years, I wonder how many meals could have been served with that, or how many blankets they could have given out, or how many other needful things could have been done? Oh well, just a christian bein' a christian and screwin' other christians, so typical..."

    AmericaTheFree commented in:
    Ex-Paso Robles church staffer charged with theft on 2019-09-14 17:56:57
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  • "Big? How 'bout ginormous! I start on a local hemp harvest on Monday; some 600 acres with a million plus plants to be harvested. The company I'm working for planted 60 acres with some 60,000 plants last year (their first year in this part of the cannabis industry), this year 600 acres with a million plus plants and next year it will be 6,000 acres with whatever amount of plants that acreage can support healthfully. The profits to be made? I'm not privy to that information but I can tell you this; they pay out better than $80K a week minimum in temporary labor alone, and that's for 4 to 6 weeks. So, you think about what type of money we're talking about here... We'll be bringing in 80 to 100 hundred harvesters that are expected to work five, ten hour days a week, minimum, at $17 an hour with time-and-a-half overtime where applicable (anything over 40 here in Oregon). The reason they pay so well? This company is on the cutting edge of a fairly new product, and most often a never mentioned one, CBG extracts. Nope, not CBD, CBG, Read about it... https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-cbg-cannabinoid https://www.epilepsy.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Fact-Sheet-Cannabinoids-in-Epilepsy.pdf"

    AmericaTheFree commented in:
    Vandals destroy Templeton hemp crop on 2019-09-14 13:30:33
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  • "Without impartial regulation—namely a board made up of members without affiliation to either concern—I fear the hemp farmers are in for a tough time. The pot shop dealers obviously have the most money and are already infiltrating local government with their minions. By the way, here's an interesting article on the topic of cross-pollination: https://www.leafly.com/news/growing/hemp-cross-pollination-could-damage-cannabis-crops"

    mercut1469 commented in:
    Vandals destroy Templeton hemp crop on 2019-09-14 12:17:54
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  • "This was not being grown for rope or cloth so it was all female, most grown for meds are female and yes, they go through it and weed out the males. It's a LOT of work. Whoever said it doesn't "smell" is wrong, it may not have that skunk smell so many are familiar with but it does have a smell, especially in this heat and so close to harvest. They can and should of gone and picked it all up, it's NOT lost. I bet they did. Lesson learned. There is hemp being grown all over the county, better get used to it. This market is going to be big with people like Gronkowski coming on board, this market is going to blow up fast."

    fantasticalice commented in:
    Vandals destroy Templeton hemp crop on 2019-09-14 11:49:41
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  • "Then how would the Gov keep tabs on who produced and sold what? No way in hell there gonna miss out on a dime of possible tax revenue. That was the entire point of legalization. Kinda like the prohibition days. Its not about whats morally, ethically or healthy, its about money for the Gov."

    Snoid commented in:
    Winners of Grover Beach pot shops quickly sold permits on 2019-09-14 07:52:50
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  • "Very very likely wrong. Chances are greater this was done by the marijuana cannabis farmers. Hemp is a big threat to them from cross-pollination. Do your homework. Of course the marijuana cultivators would love the plausible deniability and rush by some to blame vintners."

    the-death-of-common-sense commented in:
    Vandals destroy Templeton hemp crop on 2019-09-14 07:42:53
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  • "The market certainly wouldn’t be flooded because small outdoor grows would be for personal use. It would kill the retail (tax) business by loss of customers if people grew in their backyard and just gave away any extra they had to friends and family, like most of us do with any other garden crop where it grows in excess (tomatoes, zucchini, etc)."

    MysticOne commented in:
    Winners of Grover Beach pot shops quickly sold permits on 2019-09-14 07:24:44
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  • "An organized attack by dope-growers. These viscous gangsters are not your peaceful pot-growing hippies. The dope-growers campaigned for years on how cannabis prohibition prevented growing hemp for fabric and oils as done by humans for 5,000 years and grown by US farmers for the military during WWII when the Japanese cut off our Philippine supply. But that was not their motivation. Now they want to ban it to prevent cross-pollination of their drug crop. Everybody needs to fight back by growing hemp, which has no odor and is in fact an excellent ag commodity for fiber and oil, or just a green plant inyour yard or garden.. If you are growing non-commercially you do not need to register with the County as commercial growers do so that Adam Hill can block their permits while approving cannabis dope grows by his contributors. Legal, approved, non-THC seed is available online, or I could just give you some of mine."

    obispan commented in:
    Vandals destroy Templeton hemp crop on 2019-09-14 06:29:23
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