Articles Tagged With ‘Free Speech’

Supervisors battle property advocates on ag ordinance

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is trying to finalize revisions to a contentious “ag cluster” ordinance before Debbie Arnold replaces Jim Patterson in January. [Tribune] Proposed changes to the ordinance make it more difficult for rural landowners... (Continue reading)

Holy Harangue! Pastors preaching politics

Testing the mettle of the federal government, some church leaders preached politics from the pulpit during the run-up to the election and are challenging authorities to pull their tax-exempt status. (San Francisco Chronicle) Federal tax rules mandate that religious groups... (Continue reading)

Woman disrobes during city council meeting

During her public comment at a San Francisco City Council meeting Monday about banning public nudity a woman disrobed and was led out of the meeting.[SFChronicle] For about two hours, speakers argued over whether Castro’s “naked guys” were a few... (Continue reading)

Loaded mayoral candidate partakes in Paso Robles debate: Video

One of six candidates for Paso Robles City Council who participated in a Wednesday evening forum at the Paso Robles Inn appeared intoxicated when he arrived about 15 minutes late wearing a T-shirt and flip-flops. Mayoral candidate Jeff Rougeot smelled... (Continue reading)

Lawmaker suggests shooting officials

Asserting that California government officials are not good tax stewards, a Republican candidate has suggested they “should be shot” for their failings. [Sacramento Bee] One-term Assemblyman Mike Morrell is locked in a battle with Democrat Russ Warner for the 40th... (Continue reading)

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)

Gary Lee, king of Paso Robles’ porn world

By DANIEL BLACKBURN PART ONE: Naughty girls next door Gary Lee knows there are a lot of wild women in north San Luis Obispo County, and he’s got the pictures to prove it. Thousands of photographs. High-definition video. Many of... (Continue reading)

Is lying to lawmen illegal?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Can a conversation with law enforcement be hazardous to your freedom? It all depends on an interpretation of your honesty. Police officials in Atascadero said field officers have been arresting people for lying to them. The admission... (Continue reading)

Wanted: Justice Department memo analyzing strikes against suspected terrorists

In the world of secret information about powerful people, there are two sets of documents in especially high demand right now. First are Mitt Romney’s undisclosed tax returns. You already know about those. The other is a classified legal memorandum,... (Continue reading)

Chick-Fil-A battle reaches Cal Poly

In support of GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s proclamation that today is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, several church groups plan to bus parishioners to Cal Poly to support the restaurant’s anti-gay marriage stance by purchasing meals at Chick-fil-A. The fast food... (Continue reading)