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  • "This whole cannabis thing is effecting innocent bystanders....Yesterday I went to county (not SLO) to get process started on 2 adjoining lots I own ...water and sewer connect fees which some would consider cheap ...I don't ...13k plus supplies and labor ... ..buttt county won't allow power installation till 17k building or it is files and plans approved ...I asked why can't I just put utilities in place so my lots have more value ....county money Gruber proudly says to me " Because of the Mariauna Growers " county won't allow power install without full building permit and house plans ... And No Storage Or garage Or Tiny Home Allowed ...must be a regular size home as primary ....So I say Now Thanks To You Pot Growers I now have to give county 30k plus other expenses ....can't even do mobile home hook ups ....i only paid 10k for lots in a great area in town 1 block from school and stores etc ....So thanks to mariauna and honey oil etc etc my lots are going to stay bare for quite awhile unless I get fired up and go to council meetings newspapers etc etc"

    IDBOUND commented in:
    Illegal cannabis lab ignites house fire in Arroyo Grande on 2020-01-22 19:41:48
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  • "If this guy isn't in jail with those three charges, including a felony, who has to stay in jail? The jailer must be left with murderers and rapists. Oh yea, those guys are getting out too. Thanks AB109, prop 47."

    Russ J commented in:
    Morro Bay police arrest armed felon on 2020-01-22 19:14:23
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  • "You are incorrect about ATT. A CLEC (competitor) could lease “copper”; T1, DSx, OCn from ATT, take it to their facility (switch) to provide their own phone service. The “last mile” -the part that goes to the customer would be leased from ATT, so that is why you’d see them. Technically the CLEC is ATT’s customer turning up service at your location. Reselling capacity is something altogether different."

    MrYan commented in:
    SLO Tribune’s growing credibility problem on 2020-01-22 18:02:31
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  • "Just singling this one out "like keeping traffic moving, which, dear progressives, is a way to reduce GHG emissions compared to our stop and go traffic congestion." Wrong, Mr. Schmidt. Wrong. That's not how this works. Your ignorance in this matter is alarming."

    sjdunbar commented in:
    The hubris of the SLO City Council on 2020-01-22 17:59:58
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  • "I have a minor in energy policy and a bachelors in electrical engineering. Mr. Schmidt is repeatedly misguided in this article. While it is true that the current power mix of MBCP includes significant large hydro, it also has 0% fossil-fuel based energy. Yes, we all understand the power lines transmit everything the same. The procurement contracts further tighten the market on renewables and provide further incentive for new renewable contracts via a market mechanism. That's how this is supposed to work. Claiming that has zero impact makes no sense. Mr. Schmidt also veers into old grudges. It's not convincing."

    sjdunbar commented in:
    SLO Tribune’s growing credibility problem on 2020-01-22 17:52:39
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  • "It is very similar to the deregulation of the phone companies. What you fail to grasp is being on the backbone of ATT or PGE is a delivery of services that they control. The phone service still came from ATT and the power will still come from PGE> The "leasing copper" is a fallacy. It is leasing capacity. Att still provides service, maintenance, etc. Go ahead and order phones and internet from one of the alternate providers. (I have it.) When the installation comes to the building ATT provides it. Earlier in the days of phone deregulation prices were substantially lower by making the change and still are. While power deregulation is in it's infant stages, it appears that our local govt. reps did a lousy job in negotiating prices for us. I wonder if that is because they are sharing in the revenues vs the savings going directly to the consumer like with phone and internet?"

    20miles commented in:
    SLO Tribune’s growing credibility problem on 2020-01-22 16:23:58
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  • "Newspapers no longer have educated journalists to research these things and arrive at a well reasoned conclusion. Neither do websites. "News" has become regurgitation of information from another source which may be a self serving announcement or press release, another webiste that did nothing to corroborate any facts or just a re-posting of an item from another site. The burden falls on the citizens to do their own research, educate themselves and make better choices when electing officials. The progressive agenda of a Green New Deal will cause people to think that this stuff is true unless we all become more involved in educating ourselves and voting appropriately."

    20miles commented in:
    SLO Tribune’s growing credibility problem on 2020-01-22 16:17:05
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  • "I thought California already had too much ‘green energy’ to the point at times we have to PAY other states to take our excess green energy from us. https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-fi-electricity-solar/ “ California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it”."

    MysticOne commented in:
    SLO Tribune’s growing credibility problem on 2020-01-22 15:30:20
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  • "Excellent Article! I hesitate to call it an opinion piece because it is mostly fact with only very logical, deductive reasoning offered as "opinion." The Tribune is nothing more than a propaganda dispenser for Boobus SanLuisObiscanus. Unfortunately, Boobus can't focus enough to read....and therefore can't think stuff like this through. Keep it up Richard! Great job."

    DocT commented in:
    SLO Tribune’s growing credibility problem on 2020-01-22 15:18:23
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  • "It won't get better without a staff to report the news. It won't have a staff to report the news without income. It won't have income without advertisers. It won't have advertisers without subscribers. Thus, "no decent daily newspaper," no matter what the editorial policy.Connect the dots. P.S. Don't forget the comics and the crossword puzzles."

    George Garrigues commented in:
    SLO Tribune’s growing credibility problem on 2020-01-22 14:53:39
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  • "The McClatchy Company (MNI), the holding group for the Tribune, stock is down to $1.08 today. Its market cap is an astonishingly low $2.5 million. Anyone who is an investor recognizes that this market cap signals imminent bankruptcy. So they won't be here for us to kick around much longer. I'm surprised people are even still being paid at the Trib."

    slomark commented in:
    SLO Tribune’s growing credibility problem on 2020-01-22 14:49:19
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  • "As a long time SLO County resident I can remember when I actually looked forward to reading the old Telegram Tribune. Even though I disagreed with many of their editorial positions they at least acknowledged other points of view and would actually do some "leg work" to verify facts. I, as with most of those I know, canceled our subscriptions years ago. It is a shame that our County doesn't have a decent daily newspaper. The demise of the Trib is near."

    ANTELOPE commented in:
    SLO Tribune’s growing credibility problem on 2020-01-22 14:03:26
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  • "Richard, I am not an advocate for MBCP, especially the unmentioned "opt in" clause. Or is it opt out? Either way, you're opted into the program by default. If you wish to stay on PG&E you must do so pro-actively otherwise you become a MBCP customer. The dimmest observer probably would not be able to understand, but yes you can have a different electrical provider than PG&E. With deregulation, competitors can buy energy and dump it into the grid from a variety of sources--green being just one. If you read a power bill you'd understand that PG&E still is contracted for delivery of energy across it's infrastructure. Infrastructure that was subsidized by all of us mind you over the years. The local delivery system is not the "grid" where generated power comes from. It is a merely a distribution system. An example that you may be able to follow would be found in the telecommunications industry. Deregulation made it possible for competitors to lease access to copper lines, controlled by AT&T-Pac Bell, in order to deliver Internet access to customers. AT&T had its own Internet at the time, and did not want people using their copper to deliver Internet from another source, but they were forced to allow others to use "their" copper infrastructure. If you got a bill from one of these competitors to AT&T you would have seen fees associated with the use of the AT&T copper infrastructure. Same thing here bud. The power lines will be maintained by PG&E. The upstream source (what gets dumped into the grid for disbursement) can come from other sources, from others states, and by various means. The idea is to create a free-er marketplace for the consumer of power. Green sourcing aside; competition is a good thing is it not?"

    MrYan commented in:
    SLO Tribune’s growing credibility problem on 2020-01-22 13:19:05
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  • "Thank you for your revealing article Mr. Schmidt. The Tribune needs to ask you if they can publish your well-researched article in their paper and stop being the mouthpiece for the City of San Luis Obispo's mayor, city council , department heads and staff. The Tribune needs to present its readers the truth, or at least both sides. The massive amounts spent consultants like the PR firm the city has hired needs to be stopped. The former directors and staff of the Chamber of Commerce slide right over to city hall and then become influential, highly-paid city officials and administrators. It's just plain old corruption which is running rampant thanks to the collusion that includes The Tribune."

    mary margaret commented in:
    SLO Tribune’s growing credibility problem on 2020-01-22 13:04:38
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  • "Richard my man..... you need to understand that "journalists" are genetically pre-disposed to liberalism and advocacy. They can't help it. Their world view is that life is full of problems and they are going to expose them and fix them. They don't dig deep. If they see something that looks like a solution and fits their narrative, then that's what they go with. Such is the case with the Tribune. They're a sham. But don't fret. No one reads its' one page anymore. It's a dead tree falling in the wilderness."

    Slosum commented in:
    SLO Tribune’s growing credibility problem on 2020-01-22 13:03:07
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  • "I have been following this case since it happened. I am hopeful that the Smart family will have some closure and am very glad to know that the FBI has been working this case after all these years. Kristin's family deserves to bury their child and see justice served on the perpetrator. I have a daughter who is 3 years younger than Kristin who also attended Cal Poly. She is now a beautiful accomplished almost 40 year old and the mother of my magnificent grandson. My heart weeps for Kristin's parents to have that joy stolen from them."

    NorthCountyLady commented in:
    Breaking news on Kristin Smart expected soon on 2020-01-21 21:14:10
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  • "I'm sorry, maybe you misunderstood. Did Debbie Arnold receive funds from known gang members working for an oil company? Did she receive funds from oil company executives that had been previously convicted of a crime? Did she receive campaign contributions from moonshiners posing as legitimate, legal, and upstanding alcohol producers? NO! she didn't. I'm really, truly sorry that you so long for the "good ol' days" when the marijuana industry operated outside of the law. You can't both be in the legal cannabis business, and still be that bad-ass underground weed selling rebel that you fancied yourself as when you would spend all day locked in the dark basement of your Mom's house with a bong. Weed is legal and legitimized now. If you were a convicted gang member, you'd never get a job driving a beer truck, let alone in a brewery or winery. So if the legal pot people want to be accepted as legitimate, then stop hiring dogs, and I assure you the fleas will go away."

    SLO_Children_at_play commented in:
    Beraud takes big campaign donations from controversial marijuana figures on 2020-01-21 20:56:48
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  • "Things are slow to change. The year is 2020; cannabis is legal. If you're in the alcohol business (wine, beer, distilleries), the best thing you can do is to keep demonizing cannabis in any way you can, because cannabis will continue to take away your business. All sorts entities donate money to candidates; why are donations from cannabis-related businesses worse than any other businesses?"

    jimmy_me commented in:
    Beraud takes big campaign donations from controversial marijuana figures on 2020-01-21 16:50:07
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