Articles Tagged With ‘Campaign 2012’

CPRN2012 sets candidates’ forum

A political forum featuring candidates for city office in Paso Robles and sponsored by Change Paso Robles Now (CPRN2012) is slated Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Paso Robles Inn’s Grand Ball Room. The candidates’ forum will feature former member of... (Continue reading)

Spending soars on state ballot measures

The top 10 donors to California’s November ballot measures have already spent a total of more than $150 million on the various campaigns [California Watch]. Major donors include politically opposed siblings, a 91-year-old billionaire and a teachers union that has... (Continue reading)

SLO police again accused of hassling the homeless

EDITOR’S NOTE: See San Luis Obispo City Council candidate Matt Strzepec’s accounting of alleged police harassment of the homeless at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE A former San Luis Obispo City Council candidate has reentered the race... (Continue reading)

Maldonado takes the lead in new poll

Republican congressional candidate Abel Maldonado surged one point ahead of Democratic incumbent Lois Capps for the first time in the campaign in a poll released Monday. The poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, shows Maldonado leading Capps 45 to 44,... (Continue reading)

Vote no on Proposition 36

OPINION By LESLIE HALLS Proposition 36 would revise the current Three Strikes law and would allow current convicted felons serving 25-life under Three Strikes to petition for a reduced sentence. The Three Strikes law was passed in 1994 and shortly... (Continue reading)

Unchecked or questioned, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

OPINION By GARY NEMETH When the citizens (employers) of Paso Robles hire five individuals to act in the best interest of the citizens, and the citizens lose faith and trust in their ability, it is time to replace them. When... (Continue reading)

SLO council candidates weigh in on plastic bags

The League of Women voters asked candidates for San Luis Obispo mayor and city council in a forum Thursday whether they would move to repeal the new countywide plastic bag ban if appointed to the Integrated Waste Management Authority board.... (Continue reading)

Campaign finance records bolster IRS case against Maldonado

California election finance records show that Republican congressional candidate Abel Maldonado raised $35,000 the same day as a 2007 party held on his behalf, which Maldonado’s family business claimed as a business expense on its federal income tax return [McClatchy].... (Continue reading)

Supervisor threatens Pismo Beach Council

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill said that a county agency he does not sit on is planning to sue the city of Pismo Beach if it does not cough up funds to fight a lawsuit contending he improperly... (Continue reading)

Background says a lot about Pismo Beach candidates

OPINION By DAVID PECCI Before I look at a candidate’s viewpoints, I look at their backgrounds. I try to look for someone most similar to me and for the person who best represents the area. Erik Howell went to Harvard... (Continue reading)