Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’

California wineries courting gays

Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries are courting gay customers by coming out with labels in support of same sex marriage. [LA Weekly] The producers of Same Sex Meritage, a Sonoma grown red table wine that is sold in stores in... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill explains the path to civility

UPDATE: Shortly after Hill sent out his response, Paso Robles Councilman Fred Strong responded with an email available at the bottom of this article. By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill said Sunday that the path to... (Continue reading)

Obama protester is former San Luis Obispo County employee

First Lady Michelle Obama confronted a protester Tuesday night during a Democratic Party fundraiser at a private home in Washington, D.C. The protester, lesbian activist Ellen Sturtz, is a former San Luis Obispo County employee who served as the local... (Continue reading)

State bag ban thwarted

A ban on plastic grocery bags like that now in place in this county failed to move forward in the California Senate Thursday and is buried for the current session. (Sacramento Bee) Similar to local prohibitions, the state bill, authored... (Continue reading)

Brown divorce papers reveal discrepancies

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF EDITOR’S NOTE: See two declarations by Edward Ingles, Jayne Brown’s ex-boyfriend, at the bottom of this story.  CalCoastNews is not endorsing any of the three candidates for San Luis Obispo City Council. Six years after Paul Brown... (Continue reading)

Survey seeks to uncover impact of Gibson’s affair

Select voters in District 2 of San Luis Obispo County have been contacted recently by telephone and asked to participate in a survey about current county supervisor Bruce Gibson. Specifically, the survey attempts to measure the impact of Gibson’s recent... (Continue reading)

Conservative politics targeted by IRS

Political groups with the words “tea party” or “patriot” in applications for tax-exempt status were “inappropriately flagged” for closer examination by IRS agents during the 2012 election cycle, an official of the agency has admitted. (Washington Post) The admission was... (Continue reading)

SLO councilman asks candidate to resign from planning post

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo city councilman is asking a council candidate to resign from her seat on a land use planning task force because of a concern that her campaign is interfering with matters of city policy.... (Continue reading)

LA mayor eyeing governor’s mansion

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that he would like to run for governor. [KTTV] “One day I’d like to run for governor, but there’s not a vacancy the last time I looked,” Villaraigosa said on KTTV’s Good Day... (Continue reading)

Hill tries to divert spotlight away from his fiancée

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF An Arroyo Grande marketing company that worked on the successful re-election bid of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has launched a new website attacking those who question Hill and his fiancée’s actions. “Some friends have... (Continue reading)