Cal Poly honors interned Japanese-American students

A small, but important, and certainly long overdue, ceremony took place last week at Cal Poly as President Warren Baker awarded 31 honorary degrees to Japanese-American students who were forcefully relocated from the West Coast in 1942. [LA Japanese Daily... (Continue reading)

Tribune endorses Blakeslee in special election

The Tribune endorsed Sam Blakeslee Sunday for the special June 22 election, calling the Republican assemblyman, “the best bet when it comes to representing the interests of San Luis Obispo County in the state Senate.” [Tribune] Blakeslee is running against... (Continue reading)

Senator wants guns on Amtrak trains

A Republican U.S. senator, trying to force Amtrak to allow train passengers to carry guns on board–or face shutdown, has obtained the support of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). [Raw Story] The GAO ruled last week that an amendment inserted... (Continue reading)

Vote to protect our coastline on June 22

By MARILYN ARMSTRONG Governor Schwarzenegger last month called for a special election to fill the California State Senate seat vacated by Republican Abel Maldonado. Schwarzenegger set a date of June 22, now just 10 days away. Efforts by Democrats to... (Continue reading)

Vehicle license fee for state parks qualifies for ballot

Voters will now decide in November whether to add an $18 surcharge on the vehicle license fee to fund California state parks and wildlife refuges. [San Francisco Chronicle] Supporters submitted over 750,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office. The... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission approves Los Osos sewer system

The California Coastal Commission gave unanimous approval Friday to the Los Osos sewer project, clearing a last hurdle and bringing construction a major step closer. [Tribune] Thirteen Los Osos residents attempted a rhetorical Hail Mary at the Friday afternoon meeting... (Continue reading)

PG&E seeks $4.2 billion rate hike

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday night in San Luis Obispo, seeking public comment about a proposed rate hike of $4.2 billion from PG&E. The meeting, one in a statewide series being conducted by... (Continue reading)

Balloon Fest, event photos

Wondering what schools are doing today to prepare students to be competitive in the new global economy? On Saturday, June 5, 2010 the Endeavour Institute which sponsors local Endeavour Academies at Paso Robles High School and Orcutt Academy, hosted a... (Continue reading)

Whitman spends $76 per vote to win primary

Meg Whitman clinched the Republican nomination for California governor Tuesday night, but the victory came with a pretty steep price tag. [California Watch] Whitman, the former eBay CEO, spent $76 per voter to claim the nomination from insurance commissioner Steve... (Continue reading)

Absentee ballots expected to be counted by Friday

Tuesday’s election may be over, but there are still 18, 198 absentee ballots to be counted as of Wednesday afternoon. County officials hope to have all the votes tallied by Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, Santa Barbara County officials have yet to... (Continue reading)