Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’

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SLO city council candidates state their cases at forum

Candidates for San Luis Obispo city council gathered at the Madonna Inn Wednesday to debate issues troubling the city. Mayor Jan Marx  took on challengers Steve Barasch and Donald Hedrick, and council members John Ashbaugh and Dan Carpenter debated each... (Continue reading)

Public pension reform bill inked

Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday called the state’s public pension system “a big ship” which is slowly being turned in the right direction by reform legislation he’s set to sign. (Sacramento Bee) But faced with complaints that the pension reduction bill... (Continue reading)

AWOL Abel Maldonado a no show again

By KAREN VELIE Congressional candidate Abel Maldonado’s biggest obstacle may not be his Democratic challenger, but instead members of the GOP who have dubbed him AWOL Abel. There have been at least 10 occasions when Maldonado has backed out on... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Democratic Picnic, event photos

Central Coast Democrats celebrated Labor Day at their annual picnic in San Luis Obispo. This year politicians kicked off their campaigns with a focus on creating jobs. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar. If you would like to buy... (Continue reading)

Democratic Party withholds SLO mayor endorsement

The San Luis Obispo Democratic Party voted not to endorse Mayor Jan Marx in her bid for another term on the city council. The local Democratic Party’s election committee has endorsed Marx in past elections. However, issues over a contentious... (Continue reading)

Central Coast lawmakers say no to gifts

Of the 23 lawmakers in Sacramento who took a righteous stand against accepting gifts by placing signs on their doors, only three adhered to the self-imposed ban. [LATimes] The rest admitted in required state disclosures that they took some gifts... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee’s bid for the governor’s office?

Sam Blakeslee said he was putting political aspirations aside  and planned to work at a nonprofit focused on promoting common-sense solutions to big policy problems vexing Sacramento. [LATimes] However, an early strategic plan for the California Reform Institute shows a... (Continue reading)

Pols ponder private pension plan

A controversial measure establishing this country’s first state-run retirement system for private-sector employees ran into a buzz saw of opposition Wednesday in its first test in the California Assembly. (San Francisco Chronicle) Financial service, insurance and business groups weighed in... (Continue reading)

North County Tea Party gaining strength

By DANIEL BLACKBURN There’s a big party brewing, but it’s not about dancing and cocktails — the issue at hand for members of the rapidly-growing North County Tea Party is nothing less than salvation of these United States. With its... (Continue reading)

Prominent architect challenges Marx for mayor seat

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo businessman Steve Barasch announced Tuesday he plans to run for mayor in November against incumbent Jan Marx. The founder and president of Barasch Architects and Associates, Barasch has been outspoken about the city’s fiscal... (Continue reading)

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