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Sacramento County’s unopened ballots

The Sacramento County Elections office announced Thursday that a staffer found 407 uncounted ballots cast in the Nov. 6 election sitting unopened in a sealed bag on a shelf. [SacramentoBee] The employee found the ballots while going through red supply... (Continue reading)

Molnar ran for mayor while moving residence outside Grover Beach

Grover Beach Councilwoman Phyllis Molnar resigned from the city council Thursday following the announcement of a change in her residence to outside the city limits. Molnar unsuccessfully ran for mayor in the November 2012 election as a midterm councilwoman. She... (Continue reading)

Arnold appoints planning commissioner and aide

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor-elect Debbie Arnold has appointed her representative on the Planning Commission and her legislative aide. [Tribune] Arnold, who will be sworn in on January 7, named North County real estate broker Don Campbell to the Planning... (Continue reading)

Half of state’s voters cast mail ballots

More than half of California’s 13.2 million participating voters submitted mail ballots in the recent general election, according to Secretary of State Debra Bowen. (Sacramento Bee) She reported that 51 percent voted through the mails, the most ever in a... (Continue reading)

Jerry Clay seeking another stint on Atascadero council

Atascadero Councilman Jerry Clay, 78, who chose not to run for reelection in November, is now eying the seat to be left vacant in January when Councilman Tom O’Malley takes his position as mayor. With two years left on his... (Continue reading)

Plans afoot for nonprofit campaign transparency

Two California senators are seeking to require more disclosure of nonprofit campaign contributions in the aftermath of a political campaign marked by secret, out-of-state infusions of huge amounts of cash. (Sacramento Bee) Democratic Sens. Ted Lieu and Leland Lee said... (Continue reading)

Governor predicts tax will set example

More states will follow California’s lead in raising taxes for the wealthy, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley. (Sacramento Bee) Voters approved Brown’s Prop. 30 by a wide margin last week. It... (Continue reading)

Dems have Assembly super-majority

A “super-majority” favoring Democrats in the California legislature may be just around the corner, a final decision awaiting late counting of outstanding ballots in two close races. (San Jose Mercury News) Such a one-party rule advantage hasn’t occurred in this... (Continue reading)

Uncounted ballots could swing key elections

Ballots remaining uncounted could swing a couple of close elections in San Luis Obispo County. Election officials must still count 29,912 countywide ballots. The county clerk-recorder’s office says it plans to resume the counting process Friday. Of the nearly 30,000... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles mayoral candidate arrested on election night

On election night, Paso Robles mayoral candidate Jeff Rougeot spent the night in jail after a San Luis Obispo County superior court judge ordered him reprimanded because of a string of crimes he allegedly committed during a two month spree.... (Continue reading)



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