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Supervisor candidates tussle in Nipomo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Caren Ray is warning voters about big money donors, Lynn Compton is making no bones about being Republican and Mike Byrd is facing a charge of unethical behavior for offering an opinion during a debate. Those revelations... (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)

Marx seeking sales tax renewal end-run around law

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx is seeking to use an appellate court ruling to forego the two-thirds council vote requirement to place a tax increase on the November ballot. In 1986, California voters passed Proposition 62,... (Continue reading)

Yee’s arrests changes California Secretary of State race

Following the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee, Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla picked up the bulk of Yee’s supporters and now trails Republican Pete Peterson by 11 percent, according to a new field poll. Previously, Peterson led the pack and... (Continue reading)

Governor candidate wants to abolish CPS, start over

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly said Tuesday that he would abolish California’s Child Protective Services system because social workers often remove children from families without sufficient reason. He would then start over from the “ground up.” [SacramentoBee] “If I were... (Continue reading)

Supervisor candidate Clift scores major union endorsements

Muril Clift, candidate for the District 2 San Luis Obispo County supervisor seat, won the endorsements of three major unions and an agricultural group during the past two weeks. Clift’s endorsements by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors violate campaign disclosure laws

By KAREN VELIE Two members of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors violated the Political Reform Act this year, according to the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Developer Gary Grossman donated $1,000 to Adam Hill  the same week... (Continue reading)

Push poll sullies supervisor race

By KAREN VELIE A mysterious group has been placing highly misleading phone calls to south San Luis Obispo County voters, trying to dissuade them from voting for Mike Byrd or Lynn Compton in the June supervisorial election. San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Senator Leland Yee arrested for corruption

California secretary of state candidate State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested on federal corruption charges during an FBI sting on Wednesday. [LATimes] According to the indictment, Yee is accused of sidestepping campaign donation rules in exchange for political favors, and... (Continue reading)

Compton leads in San Luis Obispo County supervisorial fundraising

By KAREN VELIE After sporting the largest number of contributors during the latest reporting period, San Luis Obispo County supervisorial candidate Lynn Compton has jumped further ahead of her South County rivals Caren Ray and Mike Byrd, according to their... (Continue reading)



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