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  • "As if things weren't really bad already. This is catastrophic news. But thank you Dell Franklin for writing such an apt homage about the best (really, IMHO) thing about Cayucos. Razing this gastronomic landmark for a business building just goes to show how little REAL things mean to some people these days. I sincerely hope there's a will and a way for this business to transform itself and still provide employment and outstanding tacos. Perhaps a food truck? Oh please, Ruddell's Smokehouse, don't say you're gone for good."

    ravennest commented in:
    Ruddell’s Smokehouse in Cayucos bites the dust on 2021-12-02 18:28:50
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  • "All these maps are gerrymandered abominations. Districts should not cut through cities and carve out little niches for political purposes. I couldn't care less about any of these political parties - they are all awful. Don't even think about politics and just group communities with common geography and concerns, let the chips fall where they may, and be done with it. Something like North coast, north inland, SLO/Avila, south coast, east county. Done."

    paragon commented in:
    SLO County’s district map selection process exposes political divide on 2021-12-02 18:01:19
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  • "I am shocked at the ignorance, vitriol and hate from the Tribune's editorial staff. It is clear they have not read the voting regulations. They applaud Bruce Gibson's attempt to include voting registration numbers into the process, though it is not permitted. And then say the only way to keep partisanship out is to know the numbers and make sure the percentages are reflected in their decisions. What? Then to call Republican supervisors names like cabal, ruthless and cagey, reminds me of the bullying of Adam Hill and his consultant Tom Fulks. The Trib's editorial staff's reaction to the widespread corruption of their golden boy Adam Hill was to say it is time to let it go and move on. Maybe it is time to remember when you vote who was tied to the corruption, Adam Hill and Helios Dayspring. Character does matter, as does integrity and the ability to let others have a different opinion. We are one community, with many views and many backgrounds."

    JordanJ commented in:
    SLO County’s district map selection process exposes political divide on 2021-12-02 08:00:02
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  • "I attended the Santa Margarita Area Advisory Council meeting last evening, clearly there is concern over the new district lines. This council was formed during 5th District Supervisor Richard Krejsa's tenure in 1974 and currently represents 10 geographical areas surrounding the town of Santa Margarita. Of the 10 council member attendees (not a quorum), 9 agreed by a showing of hands that more work is needed to keep our rural community whole. One example is on this council's public agenda, Supervisor's report, will we now have three Supervisors attend our public advisory meeting because Santa Margarita Area Advisory Council is now within three districts per the proposed map or will this council be required to make bylaw changes, quit being a voice to their Supervisor and or step aside for the hungry government growth incentives, like the State of California pushing the term, "Self Help Counties"? Maybe there will be a new Board of Supervisors majority that will move the County Fair Grounds to the once Santa Margarita Ranch, surrounding the decomposing headquarters with Disneyland type amenities, like a train or Water World Adventures? Whatever, some may argue that this new map is not a big deal, just a change of lines, but when the vote is over and the community is trashed by our professional government, they will say, "the voters have spoken"."

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    SLO County’s district map selection process exposes political divide on 2021-12-02 06:01:05
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  • ""In support of the Patten map, a handful of Hispanic Oceano business owners said their community has more in common with Grover Beach and Pismo Beach. Ortiz-Legg disagreed, voicing concerns about the political prowess of Latinos. “Latinos do not know how to own their own political power,” Ortiz-Legg said". Latinos must answer only to Ortiz-Legg, this is her message."

    obispan commented in:
    SLO County’s district map selection process exposes political divide on 2021-12-01 20:39:32
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  • "Yep, but it also leads to tyranny of the minority. Such as when the majority of Americans, by a broad margin, favor abortion rights, gun control and less corporate money in politics. Yet the Supreme Court, the ultimate instrument of that tyranny, is looking to restrict abortion, increase guns on our streets and continue to allow corporate interests to control who runs the government. Moreover, when a senator from one of the poorest states in the nation can wield enough power to block the will of the majority, there is something seriously wrong with that "wonderful Constitutional Representative Republic.""

    Adam Trask commented in:
    SLO County’s district map selection process exposes political divide on 2021-12-01 20:16:56
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  • "The map was as carefully crafted as the Dem maps of 1990, 2000, and 2010, no doubt. So why is that suddenly wrong? Ortiz-Legg argued that Cal Poly being included with Atascadero didn't matter "because they don't vote", despite clearly being part of the San Luis Obispo, not the Atascadero, "community of interest". A little disrespectful, and yes they will vote. Ever heard of the SLO Progressives (yes you have Dawn...)? And more of SLO is in the 5th under the Chamber map. I'm in the 5th, the short walk to my parent's house puts them in the 3rd. The non-incorporated populations do not have to be balanced. The supervisor's represent all of SLO County and ALL of the supervisors have responsibility for the ENTIRE county. The districts not are local fiefdoms, they are districts for fair distribution of representation by area to avoid a concentration by power i.e., the BOS is not entirely comprised of former SLO City Council Members. Debbie Arnold is not sole the rule-maker for District 5, nor is she be prohibited from advocating for parks in District 4, or opposing expenditures in District 4."

    obispan commented in:
    SLO County’s district map selection process exposes political divide on 2021-12-01 20:13:16
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  • "Master manipulator Bruce Gibson tried to get the entire board to consider partisan makeup before voting, which appeared to be an attempt to get all the supervisors to violate the rules, so a judge could take over the process. But for Dawn Ortiz-Legg to attempt to get the board to throw out new state requirements to keep cities whole, took the cake. Integrity counts."

    Cindy commented in:
    SLO County’s district map selection process exposes political divide on 2021-12-01 13:41:08
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  • "The idiot that called for.boycotting three supervisors homes and offices does not know how democracy works: those with the majority of votes has things their way. Those in the majority have the ability seek change in a democratic way: those who enjoy the majority position got their majority position through the support of the majority. Those with less popular support occupy the position that has less influence. Further, Gibson’s time on the Board is over. He has become a political hack fostering unpopular positions. His constituents deserve someone who can and will advocate for them instead of pushing left wing nonsense."

    Mitch C commented in:
    SLO County’s district map selection process exposes political divide on 2021-12-01 13:02:24
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  • "That homeless encampment has pre-dated Megan's Market's existence in SLO. So has the occasional violence associated with it. There is no relation between the two that has been reported. Do you have something to report? You could have just as easily referenced "Lube and Go" for a landmark versus Megan's Pot Market. In fact, I would venture to guess that reader's are more likely to know of, and done business with, the Lube and Go versus a dispensary. So it was not added to help "ground" the reader. So why do you include the proximity to Megan's Market other than to infer they are related to the violence and impugn them generally?"

    MrYan commented in:
    San Luis Obispo homicide victim and suspect identified on 2021-12-01 11:08:54
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  • "It always is irritating when people invent ( make up stuff, lie ) to make their opinions appear valid . I wish the APCD and the Friends of the Dunes would just say “ we hate cars, OHVs , noisy motors and people clogging up our dunes” . Stop hiding behind false health concerns . They are wasting precious public resources ."

    aye-caramba commented in:
    Regulators in hot water again over the Oceano Dunes on 2021-12-01 07:57:09
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  • "You can thank the SLO Board of Supervisors for this issue by allowing all the golf course development on the Mesa. Now the big city Karen’s are complaining and filing law suits trying to shut down the OHV recreation because of dust. Funny, before all the millionaires moved in, the APCD didn’t care about all the low income Hispanics that lived around the junk yards."

    ffarmchicken commented in:
    Regulators in hot water again over the Oceano Dunes on 2021-12-01 07:04:02
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  • "Not surprising to see Progressive government officials creating a problem, and then guiding a narrative through deceitful means to reach a desired and false conclusion. They have continually lied to the county residents along with the willing state agencies involved, in their attempt for a government taking of the freedoms that many enjoyed in this designated recreation area. So glad they are being exposed once again for their lying and deceitful actions. The APCD needs to be investigated by the BOS, and come before the public in a meeting to answer questions for the false claims that have created, which caused the taxpayer millions of dollars. Complete insanity through corruption. Maybe file charges against them whole overseen this debacle of lies."

    commonsenseguy commented in:
    Regulators in hot water again over the Oceano Dunes on 2021-12-01 04:53:13
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