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  • "Jimmy Paulding is a breath of fresh air among local politicians. The central coast will benefit greatly as Mr. Paulding rises up the political ladder to greater and greater prominence and success. He is the proverbial local boy who has made good. We should do all we can to support that. Jimmy Paulding is a good man. Anyone who has spent quality time with him knows that."

    GreatGuy commented in:
    Jimmy Paulding wins SLO County supervisor seat, board majority undecided on 2022-07-06 09:06:51
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  • "Mexico has integrity in their voting system too, so what's the problem here? Additionally we have Bruce Gibson championing the most qualified candidates and obviously the pubic agrees. We can't assume that there are liars and thieves among us just because the big government wants to get bigger and provide more jobs, in fact they provide most of the jobs with great benefits and a growing stay home policy. Why would we want to change that, vote accordingly?"

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    SLO County’s clerk-recorder counts on herself on 2022-07-06 07:33:59
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  • "Brook Townsend worked for these people! She had somehow, convinced an elderly women to sign some papers, not knowing , after her death, she would inherit her property . I discovered this and pointed it out to the women, she quickly changed her will. She was shocked and has since passed on....Brook is a crook for sure! This poor old women trusted and loved Brook but once again I stopped it from happening. This lady was grand, can't say the same For Brook Townsend, oh well, that's real estate I guess!"

    notmyname commented in:
    Morro Bay real estate agency and broker accused of fraud, lose licenses on 2022-07-05 17:16:34
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  • "The questions continues to linger, do you trust someone else to manage your money? For construction, agriculture, real-estate and even the sale of gasoline, the answer has been no and it is never 100% the other person's fault. As for your tax dollars, most don't really care based on how our elections go. The fix is make enough money to painlessly throw some away, just like the drug dealers. Very Sad."

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    Morro Bay real estate agency and broker accused of fraud, lose licenses on 2022-07-05 15:13:09
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  • "That would be the civil grand jury. Sadly, it has no subpoena power or enforcement tools. It just does an investigation (typically by well-meaning amateurs, and possibly with help from a DA Investigator, which is rare), and creates a report that the county is not legally required to respond or react to. Depending on the CAO, the report can be taken seriously or dismissed in total. There is no penalty, other than the court of public opinion to disregard or disparage the jury. Only CCN will hold the county to the fire. So the county disparages CCN. The current CAO is part of the problem. The administration is entrenched and many department heads are palace guards of the CAO. They in turn have put their own palace guards in place. This is why there is no recourse or solutions available to the private citizen. I have never seen such entrenched disfunction in the 40 years of living in this county. Rita Neal knows where all the bodies are buried, ergo never a blink from the BOS or CAO when she asks for a raise for her or her staff, all of whom are paid way more than the attorneys in the DA's office. Also never a blink when they hire outside counsel for pretty much everything."

    south commented in:
    Jimmy Paulding wins SLO County supervisor seat, board majority undecided on 2022-07-05 09:42:39
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  • "When looking at the map for District 2, I wonder if there will every be a winner? North to Ragged Point, South to the top of the Cuesta Grade traverses a diversity of interests and infrastructure needs. Sadly our budget goes to needs of the Central Coast Adult Disneyland we call Tourism, at an expense to the local residents, known a differed maintenance."

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    A winner in the SLO County District 2 race unlikely before November on 2022-07-05 08:53:00
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  • "I have a concern that he can champion: Since County Council represents Staff, fielding their judgement which ultimately funds staff pay raises, where is the County Council for the other side, the general public? Can we fund a legal council that affords representation for the public benefit such as infrastructure and impacts on private property? If this can be done by the same, where is the appeal process that is funded by the general budget? I believe there needs to be an awakening for the protection of personal responsibility, not legal council for the sole purpose of justifying costly governance."

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    Jimmy Paulding wins SLO County supervisor seat, board majority undecided on 2022-07-05 08:32:15
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  • "So, in essence you are proud of electing an under-achieving "professional". Cano's office finished the vote count in 54th place out of 58 counties. After discarding the deflection of blaming the voters in the Tribune for write-ins or blaming Newsome for unilaterally quadrupling the write-in volume (which the SLO office should have been prepared to count all 180k ballots sent out), the resultant root cause analysis will show Cano was unprepared and understaffed. She would have known about that in advance, but failed to share that with any news outlet that would print that info. The interventions will start with calling Tommy Gong to find out why Contra Costa County that has 3 times the population of SLO was able to finish counting ballots two weeks before Cano's group. Then, someone should call all the top performing Clerk/Recorders for their "best practices" to incorporate into this fall's SLO election. If these best practices aren't employed then you are looking at the definition of insanity in November by doing the same thing and expecting a better result. The optics of Cano's husband touching a box of ballots shows a total lack of personal self awareness by both Cano and her husband. If it had been a close race this would have been an issue. The Dominion machine point is a distractive joke. If Dominion had glitches in 2020 they would have secretly patched their software or retired the machines just to make it harder for the pillow guy to make his case."

    LeroyMoo commented in:
    SLO County’s clerk-recorder counts on herself on 2022-07-04 10:37:35
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  • "All homeless have free smartphones with unlimited Texting , Calling and Data .... All the homeless do is stop at the sidewalk popup phone stands and they receive a free smartphone ...So not impossible for them to coordinate multiple fires at once or in stages for their entertainment.Not only homeless do this but other groups , some of the groups have the fire personnel show up at staged emergencies so they can steal supplies off the emergency vehicles while fire personnel are attending to the staged fake emergency ..If a person conversates with any fire employees anywhere, in whatever area you live in the fire employees will confirm what I have just stated above . It is occurring all over the USA"

    IDBOUND commented in:
    Arson suspected in multiple fires in Paso Robles on 2022-07-03 22:44:46
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  • "He is 14 years old, a juvenile whose records will be sealed. Although charged with a felony, it will be plea bargained down to a few misdemeanors and he'll go to juvie for a while or a group home. His life is far from ruined. Maybe he will get some help with his anger issues. A change of environment can work wonders. An intervention at this stage could be the best thing that happens to this kid. The alternative is, he gets away with this and goes on to do even worse things. Meanwhile, his victim has a broken jaw and will probably suffer after-effects for years if his teeth were loosened. That is far worse than anything that will happen to his assailant."

    womanwhohasbeenthere commented in:
    Child’s jaw broken during melee at park in Paso Robles on 2022-07-03 19:08:46
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  • "Kids fight. I fought in Jr. High, high school, in the service, as a “Doorman” at clubs. I never started one. It’s foolish, but people do that. I remember coming home one day to my dad in the garage working on something. I was in high school. Bloody lip, shirt ripped, hair full of grass. “Dad, I just kicked a kids butt” my dad looked at me and said “Pretty proud of yourself?” I smiled and said “Heck Yah” he said “How do you think his dad feels?” And he looked at me. I was completely humiliated by what I thought would be a glorious bonding. I mentioned I fought in those other venues but, it was always in the defense of others. Since Abel and Cain were documented, people didn’t get along."

    Ben Daho commented in:
    Child’s jaw broken during melee at park in Paso Robles on 2022-07-03 10:44:12
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