Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’




McCarthy in line to be speaker of the house

House Speaker John Boehner announced Friday that he is resigning, making Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Californian, the leading candidate to claim the most powerful job in Congress. [LA Times] McCarthy’s district includes Bakersfield and most of Kern and Tulare... (Continue reading)

Organize and mobilize for a better future

OPINION By JIM GRIFFIN We’re now well into the beginning stages of the 2016 presidential election cycle and the “debates” are beginning. Attack ads are already appearing, scandals are unfolding and skeletons in closets exposed. Right wing fanatics seeing who... (Continue reading)

Caltrans needs to go on a staffing diet

OPINION By SENATOR JOHN MOORLACH This year, the majority Democratic Party found new ways to spend the $6 billion to $9 billion in additional tax revenue, passing the largest state budget in California history. Funding to fix our roads and... (Continue reading)

Civility starts at home

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In his most recent regular Tribune column, political campaign consultant Tom Fulks asks, “Who would take issue with civility?” He points a finger at COLAB and the “the usual assortment of gripers who routinely abuse the... (Continue reading)

Higginbotham leaves Supervisor race amid alleged bullying

Pismo Beach Mayor Shelly Higginbotham announced Friday that she would no longer be a candidate for the San Luis Obispo County District 3 supervisor seat currently held by Adam Hill. Higginbotham said she is stepping down to focus on her... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay hires department head in closed process

Morro Bay City Manager Dave Buckingham hired a new deputy city manager without any public advertising of the position, forgoing the usual process of allowing multiple people to apply. Buckingham said he pursued Sam Taylor, the former assistant city administrator... (Continue reading)

Government needs to focus on infrastructure

OPINION By JIM GRIFFIN For decades now, money for infrastructure repairs and re-building and for a wide variety of public services has been steadily slashed and eroded. The average American bridge is about 50 years old with many having already... (Continue reading)

Lois Capps endorses Salud Carbajal

Rep. Lois Capps announced Sunday she is endorsing Salud Carbajal to fill her congressional seat. [Tribune] Capps announced in April that she will retire when her current term expires at the end of 2016. Carbajal, a Marine Corp veteran, has... (Continue reading)

Ted Cruz will speak in Nipomo

U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, will speak at the Edwards Barn in Nipomo on June 22. Cruz, a first-term senator from Texas, will speak from 9 to 10 a.m. The event is hosted by the San Luis... (Continue reading)

Criticize the mayor, get sued

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Inglewood CA doesn’t have much to commend it. To the various reasons not to live there–like high crime rates and bankrupt schools—the city government has added this threat: if you criticize the mayor or other officials,... (Continue reading)