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Do whining college students respect free speech?

Peter Scheer

BY PETER SCHEER There’s nothing like the massacre of 129 Parisian civilians at the hands of jihadi sociopaths, utterly convinced that their barbarism manifests the will of God, to provide some perspective on the recent whinings of students at a... (Continue reading)

Is San Luis Obispo County censoring the public?

By KAREN VELIE An Atascadero man who attempted to voice his opinion in an email to a San Luis Obispo County planning commissioner had his correspondence commandeered by planning department staff who determined it to be a “personal attack.” San... (Continue reading)

Why vote against public participation?

OPINION By KEVIN RICE Why did Assembly Member Katcho Achadjian vote against citizen speech at public meetings? On Wednesday, AB 194 (Nora Campos, D-San Jose) cleared both State Congress houses and now moves toward Governor Brown’s desk, but not with... (Continue reading)

Public input unwelcome in Arroyo Grande

COMMENTARY by DANIEL BLACKBURN Up until today, I’d never met a newspaper that didn’t love a good, old fashioned investigation by some official agency. Now that the Arroyo Grande City Council plans to meet publicly to discuss once more a... (Continue reading)

Did slavery and pregnancy drive professor to accost teen?

Supporters of a University of California Santa Barbara associate professor of feminist studies contend her pregnancy and a legacy of slavery drove her to accost a teen and steal the young woman’s protest sign. [FOX] On March 4, members of... (Continue reading)

Here’s a vote for public comment

OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN As a general rule, there’s nothing in New Times’ Shredder column that’s worth reading, much less commenting on. Also, as a general rule, I don’t resort to name-calling in my writing. But to outlaws like me,... (Continue reading)

Atascadero woman attacks Obama protesters

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Claiming she was defending President Barack Obama from an unwarranted attack, an Atascadero woman pepper sprayed a group of peaceful protestors on Monday afternoon. Atascadero police then charged the woman with two counts of battery. During the... (Continue reading)

Is it unethical for Mike Byrd to take positions on issues?

OPINION By KEVIN RICE Caren Ray has indicated belief that she cannot openly take positions on certain issues which may in the future come before the San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors. Simultaneously, she has criticized Mike Byrd for openly... (Continue reading)

Bruce Gibson orders a gag order on fracking opponents

OPINION By JEANNE BLACKWELL Anxiously and proudly the students against fracking, Cuesta College and Cal Poly coalition, attended their first San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting in the middle of midterms and finals. The students delivered 750 signatures... (Continue reading)

Trampling the First Amendment in Cayucos

By Stacey Warde, editor of the Rogue Voice In the early days of the Rogue Voice, when it was still merely a monthly newsprint journal, we published a story about what prisoners do when they get horny. Tito David Valdez,... (Continue reading)

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