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Jerry Brown: Flip-flop No. 1

It didn’t take long. California Gov.-elect Jerry Brown told a Wednesday morning press conference that he will not be moving to Sacramento, contradicting an earlier pledge and creating his first official flip-flop. [Capitol Alert] “I will live in Oakland, but... (Continue reading)

John Summer exits Visitors & Conference Bureau

John Summer, the former local television news anchor, has decided to step down as executive director of the county’s Visitors & Conference Bureau (VCB) after less than a year on the job. [Tribune] Summer’s decision, effective Nov. 1. comes just... (Continue reading)

GALA Halloween party, event photos

What do you wear to a Halloween party benefiting the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of San Luis Obispo with a stated dress code of “fabulous costumes?” As guests arrived to the incredibly decorated Novo restaurant, it became clear that what... (Continue reading)

Maldonado appears unAbel to win

Former Central Coast state Senator and current California lieutenant governor Abel Maldonado appears headed for defeat in his bid to keep the second most powerful political position in the state. [San Francisco Chronicle] Maldonado’s opponent, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom... (Continue reading)

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Democrat Jerry Brown made history Tuesday night, becoming the oldest candidate to be elected governor of California after serving two terms decades ago as the state’s youngest chief executive. Brown, 72, who spent less than $25 million on his campaign,... (Continue reading)

Dumb criminal of the week

Our dumb criminal of the week award goes to a man who turned himself in for an outstanding warrant with a body in the trunk of his car in suburban Denver. [KRDO] Robert L. Johnson, 40, went to jail on... (Continue reading)

Duh! Welfare cards banned at massage parlors, pot clubs

California welfare recipients will no longer be able to use their state-issued debit cards at medical marijuana shops, psychics, massage parlors and other businesses. [Los Angeles Times] The governor’s office sent a letter to county welfare directors on Monday announcing... (Continue reading)

Robert Fowler files $127 million personal bankruptcy

Developer Robert Fowler, a partner in the failed R.W. Hertel and Sons, filed for personal bankruptcy listing $127.6 million in debt, on Sept. 26. Fowler said $105.6 million are personal guarantees he made on business loans, according to his bankruptcy filing.... (Continue reading)

Collaboration Forum, photos

Speakers at this year’s 16th annual San Luis Obispo County Nonprofit Collaboration Forum focused on ways to incorporate volunteers and social marketing into collaborative efforts, last Thursday. Key note speaker Stephan Gunsaulus, director of Marketing and Communication at Cuesta College,... (Continue reading)

Passage of Proposition 21 is crucial

OPINION BY MARY GOLDEN Opponents of Proposition 21 are trying to mislead citizens of California. The initiative, designed to protect funding for our state parks system, was put on the ballot by citizens fed up with Sacramento, not politicians, and the... (Continue reading)