Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’




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Resilient Communities and our Supervisors

OPINION By TOM DAWSON On June 21, 2013, the Central Coast Resilient Communities Symposium was held in Santa Barbara. Local officials, key government staff and selected business and non-profit executives in the Ventura, Santa Barbara, and... (Continue reading)

California county pursuing secession from the state

The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to pursue secession from the state of California. [Huffington Post] To the pleasure of a crowd of more than 100 people fed up with California’s legislative direction,... (Continue reading)

Californians Republicans lead in local politics

California Republicans hold about half the state’s mayor and council seats, while at the same time largely irrelevant in state politics. [LATimes] Over the past two decades, California’s Democratic party has cemented a state level... (Continue reading)

Impasse by federal lawmakers could result in a shutdown

A group of Senate Republicans that had been trying to work out a potential compromise with the White House on the federal debt and annual deficits suspended its efforts on Thursday, saying it had reached... (Continue reading)

Signs of a Failing Empire

OPINION By JIM GRIFFIN If you study history, there are certain clear signs that a society, a socio-economic and political system, is reaching the limits of its progressive power, potential, potency, and legitimacy. I’m sure... (Continue reading)

Oil, business groups predict energy crisis

A new business group claims that California’s efforts to deal with climate change is setting the stage for another energy crisis. Californians for Affordable and Reliable Energy (CARE) is a coalition of manufacturers and oil... (Continue reading)

Schools can’t ask parents for supplies

Teachers in San Luis Obispo County schools will be paying more out of their own pockets for classroom supplies following passage of a new state law prohibiting schools from charging parents any kind of fee.... (Continue reading)

Gibson’s campaign will focus on foes

Bruce Gibson said Monday he is seeking reelection to a third term as San Luis Obispo County’s District 2 supervisor, and launched a savage assault on his perceived enemies — COLAB, Tea Party “ideologues,” “paranoid... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande broker vying for Teixeira’s former seat

Arroyo Grande real estate broker Michael Byrd has announced that he is seeking the gubernatorial appointment to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. [KCOY] Byrd became the first applicant to formally announce his... (Continue reading)

Missing APCD board members spotted

Two San Luis Obispo County supervisors who claimed that they were unable to attend an Air Pollution Control District Board meeting Wednesday morning were spotted at a gathering that afternoon in Pismo Beach. Supervisors Bruce... (Continue reading)



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