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  • "...the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming ! These farms in California Valley were put there due to the remoteness and NOTHING was there. The only reason the general population now knows is the media giving the politicians the ability gin up a cause. The Sheriff has jumped on board as it means potentially more of a rationalization to increase their Budget. The agencies setting up a new tax will be County and State Fire. All because the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming!"

    just thinking commented in:
    SLO County debates marijuana regulations as growers rush in on 2016-07-27 14:03:53
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  • "There are so many disgusting people that it is hard to put a number on them. Money seems to be god to this Resnick pair; hopefully some day they will receive retribution for their misdeeds. Do not misunderstand me. I am not a religious person. But misfortune comes in many shapes and forms and if they and the operators of that sanctuary don't deserve misfortune, I don't know who does. I relate a story of a supervisor who was a horrible person and did all he could to make his employees unhappy. His retaliation came in the form of an early, very painful death from cancer. This is what I mean by misfortune to those deserving of it."

    Casinogal commented in:
    Animal sanctuary sold to the Resnicks, deforested on 2016-07-27 13:30:47
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  • "Some other employee knows what happened! No one employee is on duty at any time. I hope the facility will live up to it's reputation as one of the best in the county and cooperate with the investigation. Then the law suit can be addressed. Don't let this criminal get away with this -- it's probably not the first time he has done it and won't be the last unless he is caught."

    hotgrandma commented in:
    Lawsuit claims elderly woman raped at Arroyo Grande care facility on 2016-07-27 13:09:29
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  • "Once again, the Resnick's are in the news, and never for anything positive. I'd like to know what happened to the animals at Dancing Star once the deal went through. I hope you do a follow-up story on that. As far as the Resnick's go - I'm boycotting their products - I'll never purchase anything they have their hands on. I sure hope land owners in this beautiful county think twice before selling them anything! As for this Tobias guy running Dancing Star... he is the ultimate scum. There are other active animal sanctuaries where those animals could have gone. What a sorry human being he is."

    smile4thecamera commented in:
    Animal sanctuary sold to the Resnicks, deforested on 2016-07-27 12:59:57
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  • "Just make pot legal and then people will grow their own at home. It's not like it is tough to grow. They don't call it "weed" for nothing. The stuff grows like a weed. All of these issues go away if pot is selling for $5 per ounce instead of $400 an ounce. Commercial growers can focus on growing hemp for cloth and rope. It's better for the environment than cotton. It is past time to end Prohibition; whether it involves alcohol or drugs. Spend the money on education and drug rehabilitation instead of spending it on cops, courts, and prisons. Prohibition didn't work, hasn't worked, and never will. It's time to end Richard Nixon's "War on Drugs"."

    SLO_Johnny commented in:
    SLO County debates marijuana regulations as growers rush in on 2016-07-27 12:53:10
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  • "The large majority of homeless people are homeless because of mental illness and drug/alcohol abuse, or both. The state's mental healthcare system was broken apart under pressure from people claiming to be fighting to protect the civil rights of the mentally ill. They fought to get them out of mental health facilities and back on the streets. They fought to close the hospitals and they succeeded. Now, our jails and prisons house the mentally ill and the rest sleep on the street.....Does that sound like progress???? Are these people better off now that their civil rights have been "protected"???"

    SLO_Johnny commented in:
    Another homeless man arrested for arson in SLO on 2016-07-27 12:43:28
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  • "After reading the article I couldn't even bring myself to watch the video! It always so ironic and unsettling to me that organization that probably ask for donations from the general public (and I'm not sure in this case - just in other cases) usually have the CEO making an outrageous amount of money! You wonder what Tobias actually DID for that high salary and if killing the animals had more to do with keeping money flowing by lessen expenses of feeding animals to make sure the top administrators could keep their BIG salaries. OH and then you the Resnick's stepping in to save the day....hahahaha, what a joke - like buzzards circling - then coming in and cleaning up the mess. Ahhhh, and CLEARING out oak trees which is something their known for! What a horribly SAD situation all the while WHERE'S OUR COUNTY on this???"

    TiaMiaOhMy commented in:
    Animal sanctuary sold to the Resnicks, deforested on 2016-07-27 11:42:03
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  • "First I'm not an advocate for legalizing marijuana. If there is a medical need, and it appears that there may be, it certainly can be addressed in a more professional manner like other medicines. With that said it appears that there is a very high possibility that the marijuana initiatives will pass. If they do pass it would make it legal to grow. Trying to be fair why is it being signaled out for extra fees and taxation. Yes it will come with baggage as it currently is being grown. Limiting the acreage etc. due to this seems peculiar as the 1000 of acres of vineyards also come with baggage, just ask the folks whose wells have gone dry. Is there any tax or fees on vineyards? They just keep adding more and more acres. A crop is a crop. In the long run this will end up to be a multi thousand dollar law case that the county will be involved in. What's the answer? I don't know but fair is fair. Lets limit the vineyards and tax and fee them and use that money for the possible marijuana problem?"

    Mr. Holly commented in:
    SLO County debates marijuana regulations as growers rush in on 2016-07-27 10:43:37
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  • "A free press creates free people, to interfere, alter, fabricate, falsify real news is terribly wrong, Cal Coast News has in fact uncovered incredible corruption, misconduct and out right lies of our elected officials, appointed officials and so much POLICE Corruption and abuse. The financial scams that have and still plague our County is one of the first things they exposed, then corruption in several law enforcement agencies, police brutality, law suits settlements, mostly concealed from the public . The worst corruption has been in the Sheriff's Office, Paso Robles PD, SLO PD and the list is endless, remember currently major corruption indictments and investigations are going on in cities like, Cities of Bell, King City, Oakland, San Francisco, Bakersfield PD, Fresno PD, SLO PD the list is very long. All the criminal arrests and indictments in SLO has been done NOT by the alleged Internal Affairs, ( IA Does not exist in SLO PD) Officers who have lied, been fired, arrested, convicted or had out of court settlements paid by we the taxpayer,here are just a few: Crammer, Pierce,Mcdow, Limon, Morris,Chastin many others retired early others quit, but the real issue is none were caught by SLO PD's IA No, all were caught by Federal or State Agencies including AJ Santana and others. The most corrupt part which was uncovered by CCN and two lawyers in Court are the fake SUMMER JOHNSON scandal. When I personally asked Sheriff Parkinson at the airport on a veterans Honor Flight gathering, he seem baffled and said " I had NO idea what was going on" but i will look into it ? what he did was get his name removed off the Facebook site that showed him with known drug dealers, photographed with others criminals. Then when it comes to the horrible San Luis Obispo PD one of the most corrupt departments for its size in the entire state, I know I was a member of the Summer Johnson matter until i found out of its corruption and entrapment of people, the 1,432 members on the list are a who's who of local people many elected, civic leaders, businesses, officilas and many real drug dealers, human traffickers, yet i wonder why would so many LEO's be on the list ? I know first hand 7-10-16 while eating with friends at a downtown restaurant i was attacked by a known criminal Ian B. Smith formerly of Smith Volvo, police were summed , a trainee officers who more than once had no idea how to properly handle evidence , the manager of the restaurant informed the police and identified the suspect from security cameras as that of Ian B Smith, several patrons and witnesses in fear of there lives fled, several gave police statement of this crazed unstable Smith had in fact threatened to Murder, Kill etc. Then it goes off the rails, the detective in training Aaron Schafer not only lied, committed perjury before of all people Judge Rita Federman the same judge that AJ Santana lied to, so it appears this is the judge to go to if you want to lie. I filed a formal complaint with the "SLO PD" non existence IA unit, as of today still NO investigation, so i filed a notice and claim against the city and will expect once the suit is filled we will via discovery, interrogators and depo's the truth will come out. As a retired investigator, disabled US Army Veteran who has testified at Federal Grand Juries, who has arrested corrupt cops, helped indict a X FBI JTTF member from Phoenix and many others I do NOT like corruption or those who LIE NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW Not lying Joshua Walsh Aaron Schafer and so many others Scott"

    Scott commented in:
    Is journalism dead in SLO County? on 2016-07-27 08:33:46
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  • "This story seems to be a good lead-in to tell my grandfather and pigeons story. One summer when I was young I spent a month with my grand-dad (I kept a journal, so I have some fond detail). Shortly after my arrival he decided we should walk to the park. We spent a great day in the park, having typical park activities. Grand-dad pushed me on the swing, I played, and he read a book on the bench. At one point I became interested in some of the pigeons that stalked about, keeping their distance. I tried to approach them, but they flew off each time. Grand-dad suggested that the next time we would bring some food for the pigeons - I was ecstatic! I could not wait. The next day we arrived at the park. It was the same scene as before, and I was ready to feed the pigeons! We tossed out the grain or oats my grand-dad brought, and some of the pigeons approached cautiously, wary of us humans. They would scurry up, snatch some snacks, and hurry away to a safe distance. I was thrilled, and so was grand-dad (he found something to entertain me). The third day we arrived with the same plan, and the pigeons seemed much more accepting, eager to greet us, in fact. They became more numerous, aggressive, and competitive for their new snacks. So much fun. I was very popular with the pigeons! They loved me. The fourth day was, again, a repeat, but this time a little overwhelming. Some pigeons were gathered before we arrived, and once we pulled out the food bag they all seemed to rush in close. Grand-dad was not enjoying it so much. He subtly began to kick his feet at the ones crowding him, and he was muttering that they were "so dirty". I was still enthralled, but understood his concerns. By the fifth day a fair sized flock of birds were in the vicinity when we arrived. The park bench and sidewalk was noticeably covered in bird droppings, which was not apparent before. The park had always been clean, but now grand-dad could not find a clean spot on the bench. So, we stood, instead of sitting, and threw out our pigeon snacks. They snatched it up, and our standard bag only lasted a minute. It did not seem fun any more. The pigeons were aggressive, the place stunk, grand-dad was not enjoying it, and it was taking considerably more food to keep them all satisfied. It originally made me feel good to feed the pigeons, and I thought they liked me. But it soon became apparent to me, even as a young child, the pigeons had no affinity for me, they were dirty, and they made my park less desirable. We both agreed to stop feeding the pigeons."

    calcoastdan commented in:
    Another homeless man arrested for arson in SLO on 2016-07-27 08:02:24
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  • "The rape supposedly happened in 2015. We don't know if the rape was reported to the police at that time or months later. The Center stated that they learned about the rape for the first time when the civil suit was filed yesterday. The AG Police Department is still doing their investigation. So, there may or may not be a rape kit."

    Citizen commented in:
    Lawsuit claims elderly woman raped at Arroyo Grande care facility on 2016-07-27 03:06:10
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  • "Ask a sailor. They have to have multiple sources of power because they are all off the grid. I have battery charging from the motor (which I rarely use), a solar panel, and from shore power (which I never use). Off the grid is hard. Don't forget, however, that all your goods and services (gas, water, batteries, clothing, food, etc.) took energy to create. Even though you are off the grid, YOU still consume vast quantities of power."

    TaxMeAgain commented in:
    Horrible reality of nuclear power on 2016-07-26 22:10:27
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  • "Doctor I only have on word for you after reading your opinion piece twice. Priorities. There are a lot of very serious problems with our nations news gathering and reporting agencies but frankly you have not hit on a single one."

    Rambunctious commented in:
    Is journalism dead in SLO County? on 2016-07-26 21:02:37
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  • "$10 per ounce of poorly grown outdoor Sativa loaded with seeds and compressed into bricks, yeah. The quality difference between that and what is on the market now is like the difference between Lucky Lager and an expensive Belgian Ale."

    mkaney commented in:
    California Valley sprouting pot farms on 2016-07-26 19:01:09
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  • "Well, ultimately they dealt with him without kililng him. And they do this sort of thing with patients in psych wards on a daily basis in America, even when the patients are armed with sharp objects . Sometimes a taser works, sometimes they don't, big deal. You back off an find a new approach."

    mkaney commented in:
    Suicidal inmate sends three deputies to the hospital on 2016-07-26 18:51:05
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  • "TaxMeAgain if you wish to submit your own opinion piece to counter what you see in this opinion piece, feel free to submit your piece to the emails on the right of the page. This way you can put your name to it, just like Jim Griffin did, instead of anonymously calling people out, calling them liars or trying to shame people."

    Moderator commented in:
    Diablo Canyon is closing, but its negative footprint will linger on 2016-07-26 16:21:01
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