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Election tensions surface in SLO County

Election 2016

On an Election Day in which tensions boiled over in some parts of the United States, a few minor disruptions to voting took place in San Luis Obispo County. In Southern California, a deadly gun battle broke out near a... (Continue reading)

Federal, state and local election results

trump-hill

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following a turbulent 2016 election cycle, Republican billionaire Donald Trump has been hired, and San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has not been fired. Trump, a political novice, defeated former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to... (Continue reading)

Election Night: Local parties to crash

Election 2016

An unusually heated election cycle, both nationally and in San Luis Obispo County’s District 3, is drawing to a close. Likewise, the slugfest of the Cunningham-Ortiz-Legg State Assembly race is wrapping up. Who will have reason to party tonight? And who... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s city fundraising races take shape

Aaron Gomez

San Luis Obispo businessman Aaron Gomez and SLO architect Andy Pease are the countywide leaders in fundraising among candidates for city office. Gomez and Pease lead a pack of six candidates who are vying for two open seats on the... (Continue reading)

Atascadero council race takes shape

Roberta Fonzi

One incumbent and four challengers are competing for a total of two Atascadero City Council seats in the November election. Councilwoman Roberta Fonzi is running for reelection, while Councilman Bob Kelley has opted not to seek another term in office.... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council field expands to six

Aaron Gomez

A total of six candidates are now expected to run for two open San Luis Obispo City Council seats. Two council seats are up for grabs because Councilman John Ashbaugh is termed out and Councilman Dan Carpenter is running for... (Continue reading)

Heidi Harmon challenges Marx in SLO mayoral race

Heidi Harmon

Environmental activist Heidi Harmon is planning on challenging fellow Democrat San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx in the November election. Marx has held the mayoral seat since 2010. Harmon describes herself as an experienced community organizer, climate change activist and... (Continue reading)

Controversial candidate enters Santa Maria mayor race

Will Smith

A former Santa Maria teacher and school board member, who came under fire in both roles, has entered the city’s mayoral race. Will Smith is currently the only challenger to incumbent Mayor Alice Patino. [KEYT] While working as a teacher,... (Continue reading)

Caren Ray to launch political comeback

Caren Ray

Former San Luis Obispo County supervisor Caren Ray is attempting to launch a political comeback. Ray announced Wednesday that she is vying to reclaim a seat on the Arroyo Grande City Council. Ray, a Santa Maria High School teacher, served... (Continue reading)

Election Day: Local races to track

Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian

Three of the five San Luis Obispo County supervisor seats are up for grabs Tuesday, albeit two of the races could head to November runoffs. Likewise, two candidates will emerge from a crowded field in the race to replace longtime... (Continue reading)



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