Articles Tagged With ‘Elected Official’

Lompoc mayor allegedly said he wants to shoot a councilman

While side-by-side at a street fair booth, the mayor of Lompoc allegedly arranged his fingers in the shape of gun, pointed his hand at a fellow councilman and said he wanted to shoot him in the head. The incident prompted... (Continue reading)

Is free speech a defense against corruption in California?

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that votes cast by elected officials constitute protected free speech. In the decision, the state’s high court sided with former city council members who allegedly voted for a garbage hauling contract in exchange for... (Continue reading)

Hill zeroes in on broadcaster Dick Mason

By DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill apparently has selected his next target for his unique brand of vitriol: veteran radio newsman Dick Mason. Mason is set to take over the morning news assignment at KVEC/920 on... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council, a bizarre reality show

By KAREN VELIE It was supposed to be a workshop about the San Luis Obispo City Council working together with an acceptable level of decorum. It turned into an eight-hour session with curses, yelling, threats to walk out and fist... (Continue reading)

Atascadero appoints new mayor

The Atascadero City Council unanimously voted to appoint Bob Kelley mayor of Atascadero on Tuesday. [SLOTribune] Last year, Atascadero voters elected to join San Luis Obispo County’s other six cities and begin electing mayors instead of allowing the council to... (Continue reading)

Bordonaro’s well-placed friends

(Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series about San Luis Obispo County Assessor and Republican politico Tom Bordonaro.) Amidst allegations that San Luis Obispo County Assessor Tom Bordonaro has reportedly used his office and his foundation to enrich his... (Continue reading)

State lawmakers travel data kept secret

California taxpayers spent $2 million on plane travel for their elected representatives during a recent 2 1/2 year-period, but the Legislature in Sacramento won’t disclose the destinations or produce proof that the trips were really official state business. The reason... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande Councilman Arnold arrested

Edward Arnold Jr., an Arroyo Grande City Council member, was arrested early Wednesday morning. A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson said Arnold was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, and inflicting corporal injury on... (Continue reading)