Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’




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Democratic congressional candidates stand against California gas tax

With California’s gas tax becoming a hot issue in congressional races and constituencies in swing districts appearing to support a repeal, certain Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives are taking stands against the fuel tax. [Cal Coast Times] Three... (Continue reading)

Jim Reed challenges Steve Martin for Paso Robles mayor

Paso Robles Councilman Jim Reed is running against incumbent Mayor Steve Martin in the November election. Reed, who is currently completing his first term on the council, is opting to give up his present seat as he challenges Martin. Reed... (Continue reading)

DA notifies SLO County lawyers of employee’s false testimony

Defense attorneys around San Luis Obispo County have now received notification that a longtime district attorney’s office staffer who previously testified in court as an expert witness with a college degree, never graduated. [Cal Coast Times] Tracy Nix, an 18-year... (Continue reading)

Did Grover Beach waive rules for 1 public official’s candidacy?

Grover Beach residents will have three candidates to choose from for mayor this year, including a city council member who was permitted to forgo some election requirements. [Cal Coast Times] The mayor candidates are: Jeff Lee has served on the... (Continue reading)

Three candidates vying for Morro Bay mayor

A city councilman, a prominent local business owner and a leader of the opposition to Morro Bay’s controversial wastewater project are each vying to become mayor of the coastal San Luis Obispo County city. [Cal Coast Times] With his third... (Continue reading)

Is the IWMA’s proposed Styrofoam ban ordinance illegal?

By KAREN VELIE While arguments rage over a proposed countywide ordinance to ban Styrofoam food containers, a retired San Luis Obispo County deputy county counsel contends the Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) does not have authority to pass ordinances. [Cal... (Continue reading)

SLO needs a mayor, not a diva

Opinion by Will Powers, Ph.D Many keen local observers have noted the widespread rumblings of discontent among San Luis Obispo citizens frustrated with what they see as the misguided direction the city has taken over recent years. The frustration seems... (Continue reading)

Jimmy Paulding throws his hat into the Arroyo Grande Council race

Weeks after narrowly suffering a defeat in the San Luis Obispo County District 4 supervisor race, Jimmy Paulding has thrown his hat into the Arroyo Grande City Council race, adding to a growing field of candidates. [Cal Coast Times] An... (Continue reading)

A rude Italian awakening for reporter Josh Friedman

By KAREN VELIE Some of the world’s most powerful people are attending the mysterious Bilderberg conference this week in Turin, Italy. The conference provides a secretive forum for about 120-140 world leaders in politics, finance, media and industry to discuss... (Continue reading)

Paid political consultant shutters SLO County Supervisor’s meeting

Nick Andre, the head of the SLO County Progressives and a paid campaign manager for several local candidates, led a group of 14 people into Tuesdays San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting who then refused to sit down... (Continue reading)



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