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Supervisor candidates tussle in Nipomo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Caren Ray is warning voters about big money donors, Lynn Compton is making no bones about being Republican and Mike Byrd is facing a charge of unethical behavior for offering an opinion during a debate. Those revelations... (Continue reading)

Battle for SLO supervisor seat prompts illegal signs

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A sitting San Luis Obispo County supervisor seeking to keep her seat has dozens of campaign signs placed on county and state property in violation of the law. Typically, candidates get permission from supporters to place signs... (Continue reading)

Candidates finalized for June primary

The filing period has closed, and the list of candidates for the June 3 primary election is complete. No new names surfaced in the last week despite election officials extending some of the deadlines. Two supervisorial seats are up for... (Continue reading)

State judge tosses SLO ballot measure, restores binding arbitration

A California administrative law judge has overturned the results of a 2011 city of San Luis Obipso election that eliminated binding arbitration for police officers and firefighters. Last week, California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) Judge Valerie Pike Racho voided... (Continue reading)

SLO financial planner running for city council

San Luis Obispo financial planner Gordon Mullin announced Wednesday that he will run for city council in 2014. Mullin owns a financial planning firm and has hosted a radio show on financial matters. He is the first candidate to publicly... (Continue reading)

Sandra Fluke mulling California Congressional run

Women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke is considering running for Congress in California to replace Rep. Henry Waxman, who is retiring at the conclusion of his term this year. [Washington Post] Fluke garnered national attention after recommending taxpayer-subsidized birth control during... (Continue reading)

SLO County superintendent to retire

San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools Julian Crocker announced Tuesday that he will step down in January 2015 when his term ends. [Tribune] Crocker, 72, will have served as superintendent for 16 years when he retires. He said now... (Continue reading)

Recalled Los Osos board member wins election in Iowa

Former Los Osos Community Services District board member Stan Gustafson, whom voters recalled in 2005, won a special election Tuesday for an Iowa House of Representatives seat. [Des Moines Register] Los Osos voters recalled Gustafson in September 2005 after contractors... (Continue reading)

SLO County clerk-recorder to retire

San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald announced Tuesday that she will retire at the end of her term in January 2015. [Tribune] Rodewald has worked for the county for 33 years and spent the last 20 as clerk-recorder. She... (Continue reading)

Assistant DA Tim Covello to run for district attorney

San Luis Obispo County prosecutor Tim Covello is running for the office of district attorney. Covello has prosecuted several high profile cases since joining the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office in 1993, including the Dystiny Myers murder case... (Continue reading)



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