Articles Tagged With ‘Economy’

State earners’ income steady

The average household income among Californians rose only slightly last year, but the rates of both poverty-level income earners and those without medical insurance were nearly tops in the nation. That’s the finding of a new report from the U.S.... (Continue reading)

Man lights himself on fire in Arroyo Grande

A man doused himself in gasoline and lit himself on fire near the corner of Olohan Alley and Short Street in Arroyo Grande on Monday. A witness told police the man, fully engulfed in flames, ran across the Swinging Bridge.... (Continue reading)

More and more people call the streets home

OPINION By NOOZHAWK COLUMNIST KEN WILLIAMS Still again, harsh voices are raised against those who find the streets home. For some, there is an underlying assumption that the poor are, at best, a nuisance, and at worst, a threat. Certain... (Continue reading)

County schools drowning in deficits

Five San Luis Obispo County school districts have made the state’s list of most fiscally endangered, and California Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson said those districts, and more than 180 others in this state, face bankruptcy — a record number.... (Continue reading)

SLO County unemployment drops amid job growth

San Luis Obispo County is ranked sixth out of 58 California counties for lower numbers of unemployed workers, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. In California, Marin County is ranked number one with an... (Continue reading)

Gangs, what gangs? Not in Paso Robles

OPINION By GARY NEMETH Reviewing budget recommendations made by Paso Robles City Manager Jim App, and approved by this Council, do you believe they have our health, safety and welfare in mind? Are they listening to anyone except App when... (Continue reading)

State’s job outlook brightens

New jobs in California added over the next two years should decrease the state’s unemployment rate to 10 percent, according to an optimistic economic forecast by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. [Los Angeles Times] Predictions are for 500,000... (Continue reading)

Central Coast leads California in falling incomes

Residents of the Central Coast of California have been hit the hardest in the great recession with median incomes plummeting 18 percent since 2007, according to a report released today by the Public Policy Institute of California. The report defines... (Continue reading)

How will we help our seniors in the future?

OPINION by JUDYTHE GUARNERA Last Friday  I attended the Senior Symposium 2025, along with 140 others. It was sponsored by Wilshire Community Services, SLO County Community Foundation, the Villages, CHW Hospitals and Sierra Vista Medical Center. The goal was to... (Continue reading)

‘Boomerang’ youth returning home

Parents: Don’t see enough of your adult children? Be patient; a national trend suggests they soon may be asking to move back home. [SanFranciscoChronicle] During a three-year period ending in 2010, the numbers of American adult children living with their... (Continue reading)