Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’

SLO County prosecutor running for district attorney

San Luis Obispo County prosecutor Dan Dow announced Tuesday that he is running for district attorney. [KSBY] Dow, who has been a deputy district attorney for the last six years, announced his bid for the office a day after District... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay council stalls Lueker’s exit

The Morro Bay City Council canceled a closed session meeting on the possible termination of City Manager Andrea Lueker just prior to the beginning of the hearing Tuesday. [Tribune] Mayor Jamie Irons said proper noticing of the meeting occurred, but... (Continue reading)

Big ag’s $50 million Obamacare contract

Western Growers Association, a group staunchly opposed to the Affordable Care Act, won a $50 million contract to manage Obamacare in California. [Calbuzz] Pinnacle Claims Management Inc., a subsidiary of Western Growers Service Corps, won the lucrative three-year contract earlier... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly Republicans petition against CSU club policy

The Cal Poly College Republicans are petitioning to reverse a California State University system policy that mandates open enrollment in campus clubs. [Mustang News] In 2011, former CSU Chancellor Charles Reed issued Executive Order 1068, requiring membership in university-affiliated clubs... (Continue reading)

Attention Morro Bay voters

OPINION By BILL PEIRCE Last week Susan Slayton hired an “interim, contract attorney” to replace Rob Schultz. As we had learned, Rob has been put on paid administrative leave and told to finish some projects he’s been working on. Rob... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay council hiring string of lawyers

The Morro Bay City Council is hiring a string of lawyers to temporarily fill the void of outgoing City Attorney Rob Schultz. [Tribune] The council is currently in the process of firing Schultz, although it has not provided a reason... (Continue reading)

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor indicted

A former Santa Clara County Supervisor was indicted Monday by a criminal grand jury on charges he impersonated a political rival during a campaign. [MercuryNews] George Shirakawa, 51, is accused of sending out flyers that falsely portrayed San Jose City... (Continue reading)

Leading GOP donor to speak at Cal Poly

Millionaire Republican donor Charles Munger Jr. will speak Friday morning at a Cal Poly political forum. Munger, who contributed more than $36 million to various campaigns in the 2012 election cycle, will discus citizen participation in politics at 11:30 a.m.... (Continue reading)

Nipomo businesswoman running for supervisor

Nipomo resident and co-owner of an agricultural supply business, Lynn Compton, will run for the recently filled District 4 San Luis Obispo County Supervisor seat. Compton, who has operated Valley Farm Supply for the past 15 years, applied for the... (Continue reading)

Obama’s hunt for leaks, sources worries reporters

An “open government” promised by President Obama not only has failed to materialize, a veteran Washington editor asserts, but has become instead one the of the most secretive and intrusive administrations in history. Leonard Downie, who spent 40 years at... (Continue reading)