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Fareed skips debate for football game

Justin Fareed

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A young Republican congressional candidate skipped a debate hosted by the Santa Barbara County Young Republicans last month in order to attend his alma mater’s college football game. The move has prompted a dispute between the Young... (Continue reading)

Vote on Paso Robles water district scheduled

water money

Property owners and registered voters in the Paso Robles groundwater basin will vote early next year on whether or not to form a water regulatory district. On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors scheduled three separate vote-by-mail... (Continue reading)

SF sheriff voted out after killing of Cal Poly grad

Ross Mirkarimi

Four months following the murder of Cal Poly grad Kathryn Steinle, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi lost his bid for reelection in a landslide. [SF Gate] With all precincts reporting and most votes counted, former chief deputy sheriff Vicki Hennessy... (Continue reading)

SF sheriff faces challenge after killing of Cal Poly grad

Ross Mirkarimi

Following the killing of Cal Poly grad Kathryn Steinle, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is at risk of losing reelection on Tuesday. If Mirkarimi were to lose, he would become the city’s third incumbent sheriff to fail in a reelection... (Continue reading)

California cracks down on ‘dark money’


The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has adopted a regulation that will restrict “dark money” from flowing into state elections from elsewhere in the country. [Mother Jones] Dark money is a term that references donations to political campaigns in... (Continue reading)

Democrat to challenge Arnold in District 5 race

Eric Michielssen

A Pozo rancher has announced he will challenge San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold, also a Pozo farmer, for the District 5 seat on the board of supervisors. Eric Michielssen, currently an organic farmer, announced his candidacy during a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles mayor running for supervisor

Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin has announced he is seeking to fill the seat that San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Frank Mecham is vacating. Martin, a Democrat, is the second candidate to enter the race for the 1st District seat.... (Continue reading)

Katcho Achadjian to run for Congress

Republican assemblyman and former San Luis Obispo County supervisor, Katcho Achadjian, is joining the congressional race to replace Lois Capps. Achadjian said he was considering a run for Congress shortly after Capps announced earlier this month that she would retire.... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara supervisor enters congressional race

Democratic Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal announced Thursday that he will enter the race to replace retiring Congresswoman Lois Capps. Capps announced Wednesday that she will retire when her current term expires at the end of 2016. Later Wednesday,... (Continue reading)

Field of candidates taking shape in race to replace Capps

Three candidates have announced their intention to run in the congressional race to fill a seat that Rep. Lois Capps announced she would vacate at the end of her current term. Capps released a video Wednesday in which she says... (Continue reading)

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