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Sign wars heat up in supervisor election campaigns

By KAREN VELIE Update: John Brunsfield, a retired attorney, said he purchased and put out signs that say “Lynn Compton is a fraud.” Brunsfield said he is not affiliated with any campaign and put the signs out after receiving slate... (Continue reading)

Is Arroyo Grande violating its own water conservation laws?

By KAREN VELIE Amid mandatory water conservation efforts, Arroyo Grande city staff has dumped 30,000 to 50,000 gallons of potable water down the gutter while telling the code enforcement officer to ignore the situation. After deciding to paint one of... (Continue reading)

Contentious supervisor race impacts future candidates

By KAREN VELIE UPDATE: The Fair Political Practices Commission sent Lynn Compton a warning letter dated Sept. 2. The warning says Compton violated the Political Reform Act by not reporting the value of the use of vehicles adorned with advertising.... (Continue reading)

In the season of campaign sign rustlers

EXCLUSIVE By KAREN VELIE You know it really is election season when signs appear and disappear throughout San Luis Obispo County as candidates battle for exposure. And every year candidate signs worth thousands of dollars are stolen. Even so, this... (Continue reading)

Battle for SLO supervisor seat prompts illegal signs

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A sitting San Luis Obispo County supervisor seeking to keep her seat has dozens of campaign signs placed on county and state property in violation of the law. Typically, candidates get permission from supporters to place signs... (Continue reading)

Salinas crop circle, marketers not aliens

The unique crop circle discovered in a Salinas farm last week was created by marketers not aliens. On Sunday at an electronics show in Las Vegas, Jen-Hsun Huang, the CEO of computer graphics company NVIDIA, announced his company created the... (Continue reading)

Google wants to read your emails

Google attorneys argued Thursday that the company needs to systematically read every email sent through its mail system. [Fox] In court documents, Google argues that “all users of email must necessarily expect that their emails will be subject to automated... (Continue reading)

Atascadero levies new bed tax

Atascadero city officials are hoping for a boost in tourism after approving a new tax assessment on hotel patrons, with accruing funds earmarked specifically for marketing and promotion. (The Tribune) The two-percent tariff will become part of hotel bills starting... (Continue reading)

Fresh & Easy under fire for overcharging

If you discover the Fresh & Easy grocery store in San Luis Obispo charges more for an item than advertised, you could just get the product for free. [NBC] A San Diego County Judge ordered the owner of Fresh &... (Continue reading)

Islamic group practicing Jihad on San Francisco buses

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is advertising Jihad on the sides of San Francisco buses. [Huffington Post] CAIR is attempting to reclaim the meaning of the controversial term in its My Jihad campaign that uses billboards on city buses to... (Continue reading)



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