Articles Tagged With ‘ballot measures’

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Porn studios employ California blackout to counter condom initiative

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California porn connoisseurs are stumbling into digital barriers which could be impeding them from getting their daily fix. In response to a state ballot measure that calls for requiring adult film performers to wear condoms during sexual intercourse, several pornography... (Continue reading)

SLO County law enforcers take stand against early release bill

District Attorney Dan Dow

Proposition 57, California’s parole for non-violent criminals initiative, would actually put thousands of violent prisoners back on the streets well before their sentences have been served, San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said at a news conference Wednesday.... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles council trying to ward off marijuana businesses

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With marijuana legalization likely to pass on the November ballot, Paso Robles officials are trying to preempt a pot rush in the North County city. The city council finalized an ordinance Tuesday that will, by in large, prohibit marijuana businesses... (Continue reading)

California’s overflowing ballot box

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE “It’s a scientific fact that if you stay in California you lose one point of your IQ every year,” Truman Capote. Based on Capote’s metric, we must be living in a state full of halfwits. As... (Continue reading)

California pot growers split over marijuana legalization


Due to concerns over potential competition and burdensome regulation, many California marijuana growers plan to vote against the November ballot measure on pot legalization. The initiative is still expected to pass. [Reuters] The California Growers Association trade group took a... (Continue reading)

Vote no on Measure J

Gordon Mullin

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Measure J is yet another proposed tax increase on November’s ballot. It’s been requested by our local governments and is intended to fund roads and transportation infrastructure. I’m voting no. Here’s why. First, some background. The... (Continue reading)

Battle against SLO’s rental inspection ordinance advances

San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter

By KAREN VELIE Councilman Dan Carpenter and two local attorneys unveiled a plan Monday to strike San Luis Obispo’s controversial rental inspection program through the initiative process. The proposed measure by Carpenter, Stew Jenkins and Dan Knight, says that the... (Continue reading)

Are Morro Bay officials attempting to chip away at Measure D?

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OPINION by LINDA STEDJEE A Morro Bay law popularly known as “Measure D” is once again under serious assault by city government. Measure D can be modified or removed from the municipal code only by a vote of the people.... (Continue reading)

Who is spending what on California ballot measures?


A total of 17 statewide initiatives are on the November ballot, marking the most measures on a single ballot in California since March 2000. As of early August, donors have contributed almost $200 million to ballot measure campaigns. [LA Times]... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors put sales tax on the ballot

UPDATE: Video of the confrontation between supervisors Adam Hill and Lynn Compton at the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor meeting on July 19 at the bottom of the article. ORIGINAL: Following a brief argument between supervisors Adam Hill... (Continue reading)

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