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San Luis Obispo residents facing tax fatigue

OPINION By SLO COUNCILMAN DAN CARPENTER On Nov. 4, San Luis Obispo voters will be voting on three local tax/bond measures. A new ½ percent city sales tax (Measure G), a $177 million San Luis Coastal Unified School District bond,... (Continue reading)

Republican headquarters closed to some candidates

Several candidates for Atascadero City Council are upset that staff at the new Republican Party headquarters on El Camino Real is currently only permitting incumbents to distribute campaign materials through the office. The staff at the Republican headquarters told Atascadero... (Continue reading)

SLO’s Measure G deserves a yes

OPINION By CLINT PEARCE, ANDREA PEASE and PIERRE RADEMAKER As the co-chairs of SLO Citizens for Measure G, we firmly believe that Measure G will benefit all San Luis Obispo residents and therefore deserves the community’s support. As a reminder,... (Continue reading)

Supervisor candidates clash over hobo bash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A planned fundraiser for San Luis Obispo County supervisor candidate Lynn Compton involving “hobo stew” has become the center of the latest controversy in the nasty campaign for the fourth district seat. The Compton campaign is planning... (Continue reading)

Contentious supervisor race impacts future candidates

By KAREN VELIE UPDATE: The Fair Political Practices Commission sent Lynn Compton a warning letter dated Sept. 2. The warning says Compton violated the Political Reform Act by not reporting the value of the use of vehicles adorned with advertising.... (Continue reading)

Measure G is not an extension of Measure Y

OPINION By SLO COUNCILMAN DAN CARPENTER On July 15, my colleagues on the San Luis Obispo City Council voted without my support to put Measure G – the half cent additional sales tax – on the November ballot. During the... (Continue reading)

Battle takes shape over SLO sales tax renewal

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo city sales tax initiative has a new name, and campaigns have kicked off both for and against the measure. Previously known as Measure Y, San Luis Obispo’s half-cent sales tax has taken on... (Continue reading)

Kashkari goes homeless in bid for governor’s mansion

The former U.S. Treasury official who administered the federal government’s bank bailout program recently spent a week living as a homeless man in Fresno. [LA Times] Multimillionaire Laguna Beach resident Neel Kashkari is the Republican candidate for the California governorship.... (Continue reading)

Cuesta places $275 million bond on ballot

The Cuesta College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to place a $275 million bond measure on the November ballot. If 55 percent of voters approve of the initiative, San Luis Obispo County property owners will receive annual assessments of... (Continue reading)

Lonnie Curtis talks Oceano politics

Recently fired general manager and current candidate for the Oceano Community Services Board of Directors, Lonnie Curtis, spoke with CalCoastNews Tuesday about his candidacy and the state of Oceano politics. Curtis did not hide his distaste for the current board... (Continue reading)



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