Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’




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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)

The impending demise of the new Progressives

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE The stunning rise of the local new Progressive movement looks like it may be matched only by its pending rapid decline. Its cause? An emerging public perception of the movement’s hypocrisy, it’s single-minded ideology, and its... (Continue reading)

California Democrats deadlock on top races, snub Feinstein

The California Democratic Party concluded its state convention over the weekend without endorsing longtime U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, nor a single candidate in the top four races on the ticket. According to party rules, a candidate must receive 60 percent... (Continue reading)

David Boyer enters race for SLO County assessor seat

Former deputy assessor David Boyer announced last week that he is running against San Luis Obispo County Assessor Tom Bordonaro for the county assessor seat. [Cal Coast Times] Boyer, 43, worked as a deputy assessor for five years before recently... (Continue reading)

Schumer shot himself in the foot

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Having been a Democrat for most of my life, I can’t believe what the Democrats did to themselves last week. In orchestrating a deliberate shutdown of our federal government, Senate Minority Leader Chuck “Shutdown“ Schumer... (Continue reading)

Gibson could face two challengers, Eckles and MacElvaine

The race for the San Luis Obispo County District 2 supervisor seat heats up as Jeff Eckles announces he will challenge Supervisor Bruce Gibson in the June election while former District 2 supervisor and coastal commissioner Steve MacElvaine considers joining... (Continue reading)

Judge Mike Cummins challenges DA Dan Dow

By KAREN VELIE Judge Mike Cummins, a former prosecutor and superior court judge, is challenging San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow in the June primary election for the top prosecutor seat. [Cal Coast Times] Cummins, 62, served as... (Continue reading)

SLO Planning commissioner ousted after voicing concerns

Months after casting the lone dissenting vote against the planned Avila Ranch development, a member of the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission was asked to resign by two SLO City Council members. [Cal Coast Times] Scott Mann, a project manager... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill’s misogyny has no bounds

OPINION by OTIS PAGE Adam Hill revealed his insulting character and obnoxious belligerence in castigating outstanding San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton in his opinion piece last week in the New Times titled “The... (Continue reading)

Acceptance and Adam Hill

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE Now that the victors of last November have all been sworn in, some of us are having difficulty accepting the results. Just look at President Donald Trump and San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill. Reality... (Continue reading)



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