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Morro Bay man wins constitutional rights lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE A Morro Bay man won his lawsuit to have several “Joe McCarthy era” sections of the California Election Code declared  unconstitutional last week, according to a San Luis Obispo County Superior Court ruling. John Barta filed the... (Continue reading)

State gun seizure law approved

A unique gun-seizure program in California will get additional funding following passage of a San Francisco Democrat’s bill Thursday by the full Assembly. (Sacramento Bee) The program, called the Armed and Prohibited Persons Act, authorizes the expenditure of $24 million... (Continue reading)

Oceano dust rule in court

A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge heard arguments for and against the controversial dust rule that requires state parks to reduce particulate matter blowing from the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area or face fines of $1,000 per... (Continue reading)

Achadjian to lead effort to change rape law

Central Coast Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian plans to introduce a bill that would expand the definition of rape to include impersonating the victim’s boyfriend, fiancé or significant other. [LA Times] Last week, a California state appeals court overturned the rape conviction... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County supervisor accused of threatening state

EDITORS NOTE: See Adam Hill’s email calling a state parks official contemptuous, misleading and dishonest at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s “scathing emails” have now caught the attention of California... (Continue reading)

California Attorney General files lawsuit against local air district

EDITOR’S NOTE: See a brief of the California Attorney General’s lawsuit at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit in mid-October against the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control... (Continue reading)

Mortgage assist funds reallocated

Millions of dollars from a settlement pool intended to help California homeowner victims of mortgage abuses has been diverted to the state’s general fund by Gov. Jerry Brown to help balance his budget. (San Francisco Chronicle) California is one of... (Continue reading)

State parks hoarded $54 million, claimed budget shortfall

The director of California’s state parks resigned and a deputy was fired Friday following the discovery the  department had stashed away nearly $54 million in surplus money while parks were threatened with closures because of budget cuts. While the under-reported... (Continue reading)

Crack down on SLO County identity theft rings

The San Luis Obispo County operators of two high-tech bank scam operations that ripped off hundreds of Chase Bank customers over the last three years are winding their way through the court system as the result of a crackdown by... (Continue reading)

If hard-won court victory against Prop 8 is tossed out because of “standing” defect, you can thank Jerry Brown

OPINION BY PETER SCHEER — If I were Ted Olson, the former US solicitor general who is leading the legal battle against Prop 8, I would be unhappy with Jerry Brown right now. Olson’s hard-won victory before federal district court... (Continue reading)