Articles Tagged With ‘Free Speech’

Rush not rushing from SLO County

Radio talk show personality Rush Limbaugh may be belly deep in problems and facing nationwide criticism for his comments about women, but he is still the man in San Luis Obispo County. Executives from both county radio stations carrying Limbaugh’s... (Continue reading)

Blindly support Paso Robles or else

OPINION By WALTER HEER The indicant in the news between the  Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce and Gary Nemeth caught my attention. I don’t know what really happened, but can tell my experience. First of all, I’m not inclined to... (Continue reading)

Homeless speak out against police crackdown

By SYDNEY RAY About  a dozen homeless residents spoke out at the San Luis Obispo City Council meeting last Tuesday against a recent crackdown by police who have ticketed people sleeping overnight in their vehicles. Homeless residents such as Karen... (Continue reading)

Does Ann Coulter make you hot?

OPINION By ROGER FREBERG Conservative author and activist Ann Coulter will speak at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo on Feb. 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Chumash Auditorium in the University Union. The event is free and... (Continue reading)

Stop the Los Osos sewer

OPINION By GARY FREIBERG Electronic civil disobedience is being used to try to get the attention of decision makers for the financial plight of the almost 5,000 households in Los Osos/Baywood Park who face significant impact from the proposed $300... (Continue reading)

Defense of free speech includes defense of seriously unsavory characters

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Why is it that the First Amendment Coalition, like other organizations that defend freedom of speech, is so often aligned in support of seriously unsavory characters? Just last week FAC filed an amicus brief in the... (Continue reading)

Why local media opposes SOPA, and why you should care

OPINION By BILL MACFADYEN When I first heard talk of SOPA, of course I thought of Mexican food. But the more I’ve learned about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) working its way through Congress, the more of a bad... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill gets lectured on the First Amendment

The public comment period during this week’s San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting turned into a lecture on the First Amendment for 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill. [New Times] Hill shut down comments from Los Osos activist Linde... (Continue reading)

Atascadero City Council shuts off dialog with public

OPINION By DAVID BROADWATER From now on, when Atascaderans give public comments during Community Forum at City Council meetings, they can no longer receive the customary and occasional responses from council and staff members allowed by California’s open meeting law.... (Continue reading)

Pozo woman gets no (GUN)LOVE from DMV

A Pozo woman is taking aim at the California Department of Motor Vehicles after officials denied her request for a personalized license plate that would say GUNLOVE. Elizabeth Beeman, a card-carrying member of the NRA, learned of the DMV’s decision... (Continue reading)