Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’




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Republican candidate nixed from Cal Poly debate

Matt Kokkonen

OPINION by MATT KOKKONEN Cal Poly has denied a declared Republican Congressional Candidate participation at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Congressional debate on Feb. 4. Political science professor Michael Latner is refusing to allow me, Republican Matt Kokkonen, to participate... (Continue reading)

DA writes personal check to pay SLO County legal bill

District Attorney Dan Dow

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow wrote a personal check to pay a highly contested $2,874 county legal bill. Dow used his own money to pay the bill after the county board of supervisors refused to let him... (Continue reading)

Who are the real illegals?

Jim Griffin

OPINION by JIM GRIFFIN There’s been a massive amount of talk and blathering lately about so-called “illegal” immigrants, undocumented aliens, “anchor babies” and so on thanks to Donald Trump and the rest of the ultra right wing chorus of ignorant,... (Continue reading)

DA spars with Supervisor Bruce Gibson

District Attorney Dan Dow

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A dispute over a small legal bill morphed into a public spectacle Tuesday as a months-long feud between San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow and several top county officials reignited at a board of supervisors... (Continue reading)

Insurance carrier claims hostility in Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande City Council

By KAREN VELIE The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA) is claiming that comments critical of the Arroyo Grande city manager could be deemed hostile and lead to financial risks for the city, according to a Dec. 21 letter to... (Continue reading)

Which California representatives talk the most?

Rep. Lois Capps

Congresswoman Lois Capps spoke more often than 47 of California’s 53 House representatives in 2015, but she did not address her colleagues even half as many times as one California congressman. [LA Times] Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) spoke on the House... (Continue reading)

SLO judge appointed to California appellate court

CaliforniaCourts

California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed San Luis Obispo Judge Martin Tangeman to a state appellate court. Tangeman, a 62-year-old resident of Cambria, was awarded the role of associate justice of the Second District Court of Appeal, according to a... (Continue reading)

The power of music and art, SLO style

local art

OPINION by COLIN JONES Human beings certainly have the power to change and transform themselves but most of us don’t, even as another new year nears. Like a certain sailor once said, “I am what I am.” But getting older,... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande battle over interchange gets ugly

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Even though former Arroyo Grande mayor Tony Ferrara and former city manager Steve Adams have been forced out of leadership positions in Arroyo Grande, the new city manager appears to be taking direction from an employee... (Continue reading)

The threat to national security is real

national-security

OPINION by OTIS PAGE Given the controversy introduced by Donald Trump on the Muslim question, what should be done? The threat to our national security is real. First, in the interest of national security, any Muslim immigrant should swear absolute... (Continue reading)



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