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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)

Push poll sullies supervisor race

By KAREN VELIE A mysterious group has been placing highly misleading phone calls to south San Luis Obispo County voters, trying to dissuade them from voting for Mike Byrd or Lynn Compton in the June supervisorial election. San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Democrats lose supermajority

After a little more than a year of a Democrat supermajority in both houses of the California Legislature, the legal troubles of two Democrats has cost the party its state Senate majority. [MercuryNews] State Sen. Ronald Calderon’s decision Sunday to... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay officials shut down business competitors of council members

By JOSH FRIEDMAN (Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about allegations of abuse of power and selective enforcement of laws in Morro Bay. Several videos, showing police and planning staff interacting with people who have business interests... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay mayor running for reelection

Morro Bay Mayor Jamie Irons announced Thursday that he is running for reelection. Irons became mayor in late 2012 after securing a majority of the vote in the June primary. Less than one year into his term, though, Irons faced... (Continue reading)

Water district supporters criticize POWR and PR-WIN

OPINION by JERRY REAUGH and SUE LUFT We urge the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors to approve the Legislative Platform Policy Statement on February 18, supporting special legislation that would advance the process to create an independent water... (Continue reading)

Do not force a water district on Paso Robles

OPINION By CAROL ROWLAND The formation of the proposed PR Basin Groundwater District would be by votes based on acreage. There are 4,906 landowners. It would only take an estimated 30 to 50 large landowners to establish it, 30 to... (Continue reading)

Paso water group wields major-league muscle

Eyes on your water: Second in a series of reports on the North County’s festering water politics. A list of the top 30 land owners over the Paso Robles aquifer is available below this story. By DANIEL BLACKBURN Some of... (Continue reading)

Did a Morro Bay councilman game the system?

Morro Bay City Councilman George Leage voted to provide money to an event that he was then paid to cater has caused some to question if he is financially benefiting from his elected position. [NewTimes] On Jan. 11, Leage along... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Adam Hill demands Forbes Magazine retraction

By KAREN VELIE Battling back against a storm of negative publicity following a Forbes Magazine commentary, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has demanded a retraction from the national publication. Hill accuses Forbes columnist Steven Hayward of making up... (Continue reading)



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