Articles Tagged With ‘Campaign 2012’

SLO political cartoon videos

Mysterious cartoonist SLO Shank’s two latest videos portray discussions between San Luis Obispo mayoral candidates Jan Marx and Steve Barasch  and city attorney Christine Dietrick and Councilman John Ashbaugh. SLO Shank regularly posts his videos on YouTube.... (Continue reading)

Political sign thief caught on video

For weeks, signs promoting council candidates Kevin Rice and Dan Carpenter and mayoral candidate Steve Barasch have been disappearing from yards around the city of San Luis Obispo. Earlier today, a local man captured a video of a woman attempting... (Continue reading)

Roads, who do we believe?

OPINION By GARY NEMETH The Paso Robles City Council and Manager Jim App have told us for years that there is no road repair fund. Last week I was in a meeting with Councilman Fred Strong and seven other people.... (Continue reading)

Vote yes on Proposition 38

OPINION By MARK BUCHMAN Proposition 38 sends money directly to local schools and local folks get a say in how it is spent – plain and simple. Money cannot be hijacked by legislators. It cannot be used to increase salaries.... (Continue reading)

Another option to Abel Maldonado and Lois Capps

OPINION BY MATT KOKKONEN Are there two tax cheats running for Congress now in California’s redesigned 24th District? Lois Capps failed to report rental income for 10 years, only to pay up after getting caught and failed to report $500,000... (Continue reading)

City attorney fines Ashbaugh for campaign misconduct

San Luis Obpispo City Attorney Christine Dietrick fined Councilman John Ashbaugh $252 Friday for accepting an illegal campaign contribution from County Supervisor Adam Hill. Ashbaugh admitted to receiving two bottles of wine from Hill in addition to a $200 check,... (Continue reading)

Mayoral candidate facing criminal charges

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE A longtime Paso Robles business owner making a write-in bid for mayor has an extensive criminal history, was arrested five times in September alone, and faces felony charges for making terrorist threats while brandishing... (Continue reading)

Ashbaugh continues questionable use of city email

Following the filing of a campaign misconduct complaint against incumbent San Luis Obispo City Councilman John Ashbaugh, the candidate for reelection once again made personal use of his public email account. The city attorney’s office announced Tuesday that it is... (Continue reading)

Anti-death penalty support mounting

Voter support for a ballot measure to repeal California’s death penalty has increased dramatically now just 3 percentage points behind those in favor of capital punishment, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll has found. [LATimes] The survey, conducted last... (Continue reading)

Brown’s tax plan faltering

With polls showing support slipping for Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax measure, Prop. 30, the state’s chief executive yesterday raised the threat of a $6 billion cut to California education in the event voters reject the temporary tax increases. (Ventura Star)... (Continue reading)