Articles Tagged With ‘Campaign 2014’




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Did Grover Beach mayor purposely conceal campaign donations?

John Shoals

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals committed 52 violations of state campaign finance laws during his 2014 mayoral campaign, according to a complaint filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The complaint alleges Shoals’ failure to... (Continue reading)

Former Atascadero mayoral candidate arrested

Charles Scovell

Following a nearly four-hour standoff on Friday, police arrested a former Atascadero mayoral candidate. Charles Scovell, 37, ran for mayor in 2014. In response to a call that a man was hitting a women with a beer bottle, police went... (Continue reading)

Mitchum sues Capps over TV ad

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The recent Republican challenger to Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps has filed suit against her, alleging that the Democratic Rep. defamed him in a television ad that altered the outcome of last year’s election. Capps defeated Chris... (Continue reading)

Robert Cuddy does not speak in facts

OPINION By LEANN AKINS Perspective is a difficult thing to argue against, and that is precisely what Robert Cuddy’s opinion piece “January 1 didn’t erase 2014’s wounds in Arroyo Grande” attempts to do. Perspective depends on a person’s opinion, which... (Continue reading)

Ferrara slams… well, almost everyone

Stringing together a heated litany of complaints and accusations, Arroyo Grande’s dethroned mayor Tony Ferrara launched a lengthy and emotional attack Thursday against the city’s police department and those who worked for his defeat. Ferrara was bounced from his job... (Continue reading)

Last place candidate appointed to Paso Robles council

Planning Commissioner Steve Gregory has joined the Paso Robles City Council despite finishing last in a five-way race for two council seats. On Tuesday night, Councilman Steve Martin took the oath of office for mayor, vacating his seat on the... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande council’s questionable political conduct

OPINION By OTIS PAGE With the election and seating of Jim Hill as Mayor of Arroyo Grande, it is important for citizens to place in perspective that among the accomplishments of the past Tony Ferrara Council there were major failures.... (Continue reading)

New SLO County council members sworn in

Two newly elected mayors took their oaths of office in San Luis Obispo County Monday, as did a new San Luis Obispo councilman who holds the swing vote on a controversial development plan. Swearing in ceremonies for mayors and council... (Continue reading)

Emails expose alleged misconduct by Arroyo Grande officials
 


Editor’s note: A video of Arroyo Grande Council Member Kristen Barneich noting her reasons for voting against an independent investigation into the July 3 incident is at the bottom of this story. By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Several public... (Continue reading)

Mayor Tony Ferrara resigns before term ends

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN In an unusual move, Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara announced at Tuesday’s council meeting he intends to resign Friday at 5 p.m., three days before his term ends. The early resignation means that Mayor... (Continue reading)



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