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Civility starts at home

Julie Tacker

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In his most recent regular Tribune column, political campaign consultant Tom Fulks asks, “Who would take issue with civility?” He points a finger at COLAB and the “the usual assortment of gripers who routinely abuse the... (Continue reading)

Higginbotham leaves Supervisor race amid alleged bullying

Shelly Higginbotham

Pismo Beach Mayor Shelly Higginbotham announced Friday that she would no longer be a candidate for the San Luis Obispo County District 3 supervisor seat currently held by Adam Hill. Higginbotham said she is stepping down to focus on her... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay hires department head in closed process

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Morro Bay City Manager Dave Buckingham hired a new deputy city manager without any public advertising of the position, forgoing the usual process of allowing multiple people to apply. Buckingham said he pursued Sam Taylor, the former assistant city administrator... (Continue reading)

Government needs to focus on infrastructure

Jim Griffin

OPINION By JIM GRIFFIN For decades now, money for infrastructure repairs and re-building and for a wide variety of public services has been steadily slashed and eroded. The average American bridge is about 50 years old with many having already... (Continue reading)

Lois Capps endorses Salud Carbajal

Rep. Lois Capps announced Sunday she is endorsing Salud Carbajal to fill her congressional seat. [Tribune] Capps announced in April that she will retire when her current term expires at the end of 2016. Carbajal, a Marine Corp veteran, has... (Continue reading)

Ted Cruz will speak in Nipomo

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U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, will speak at the Edwards Barn in Nipomo on June 22. Cruz, a first-term senator from Texas, will speak from 9 to 10 a.m. The event is hosted by the San Luis... (Continue reading)

Criticize the mayor, get sued

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Inglewood CA doesn’t have much to commend it. To the various reasons not to live there–like high crime rates and bankrupt schools—the city government has added this threat: if you criticize the mayor or other officials,... (Continue reading)

Open letter to Tom Fulks

Tom Fulks

OPINION By LESLIE RAMSEY I knew you over thirty years ago when you were a reporter for the Five Cities Times-Press-Recorder. You did a good job following local politics and wrote pretty balanced stories, even about those people with whom... (Continue reading)

Shelly Higginbotham running for District 3 supervisor

Pismo Beach Mayor Shelly Higginbotham announced Monday her candidacy for the San Luis Obispo County supervisor seat currently held by Adam Hill. Higginbotham joins San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter, former Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson and Hill in a... (Continue reading)

Democrats losing membership in SLO County

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE As the Republican Party loses ground in California and risks losing statewide competitiveness, it is the Democratic Party that is suffering the greater erosion in San Luis Obispo County. Since 2009, the Democratic Party... (Continue reading)



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