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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)

SLO mail-in ballots contain error

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The envelopes delivered with San Luis Obispo County vote-by-mail ballots incorrectly instruct voters, “Mail early. Postmarks do not count.” After a change in state law, vote-by-mail ballots will now be counted if they are postmarked on election day and reach... (Continue reading)

Many California counties keeping campaign finances offline

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Less than half of California’s counties provide the public with online access to campaign finance records. [LA Times] In 2012, the California Legislature amended the Political Reform Act of 1974, allowing local jurisdictions to eliminate paper filing requirements for campaign... (Continue reading)

Election blast from the past

Sheriff cars at Adam Hill's house Hill claimes are there because of a protective order.

Taking a look back at San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s previous election races, shows allegations of bullying or harming a candidate’s family is nothing new. Several people who have donated money to District 3 candidate Dan Carpenter claim... (Continue reading)

SLO County sends out record number of ballots

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San Luis Obispo County is placing about 100,000 ballots in the mail on Monday, a record number for the county. About two thirds of county voters are currently registered to vote by mail. County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong said the total... (Continue reading)

SLO won’t give voters $20 to spend on candidates

SLO Councilman Dan Carpenter

After Councilman Dan Carpenter changed his position, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to put a halt to a plan to create a democracy voucher system. The council previously endorsed the proposed scheme in which the city... (Continue reading)

Carpenter listens to the public, changes position

San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER On Tuesday March 15, the majority of the San Luis Obispo City Council including myself, gave direction to staff to return with a discussion of policy, legal and operational issues on the idea to create a... (Continue reading)

SLO may give voters $20 to spend on candidates

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On a 3-2 vote, the San Luis Obispo City Council endorsed the idea of distributing city funds to voters who could then donate the money to council candidates. Under the proposed scheme, city voters would receive $20 “democracy vouchers,” which... (Continue reading)

Supervisor candidate drops out, endorses Peschong

Anthony Kalvans

A 22-year-old San Miguel CSD director recently dropped out of the race for District 1 San Luis Obispo County Supervisor. He is now endorsing Republican strategist John Peschong for the supervisorial seat. Anthony Kalvans has served on the San Miguel... (Continue reading)



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