Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’

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Emails reveal Aispuro “wiped out” by Gibson

Emails between San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson and his administrative assistant call into question claims he made the day he announced his extramarital affair with his assistant. On Nov. 16, Gibson told the Tribune that his affair with... (Continue reading)

Rational gun safety talk advocated

A new California congressman said Monday that he hopes last week’s school carnage in Connecticut will generate meaningful discussion about gun safety measures and “give us the courage to engage in the conversation.” (Sacramento Bee) Democratic Rep.-elect Ami Bera told... (Continue reading)

Gun-packing issue heads for high court

A heated debate on the “rights” of Americans to be armed in public may be drawing closer to scrutiny from the U.S. Supreme Court. (San Francisco Chronicle) The argument, which has been wending its way through lower courts, takes on... (Continue reading)

Atascadero council nixes Clay in filling vacant seat

The Atascadero City Council rejected the bid of outgoing councilman Jerry Clay to return to office and instead appointed former Planning Commissioner Heather Moreno to fill the seat vacated by newly elected mayor Tom O’Malley. [Tribune] The council voted 3-1... (Continue reading)

Jerry Clay seeking another stint on Atascadero council

Atascadero Councilman Jerry Clay, 78, who chose not to run for reelection in November, is now eying the seat to be left vacant in January when Councilman Tom O’Malley takes his position as mayor. With two years left on his... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo’s staff, reactionary and manipulative

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT It may seem a paradox that angry homeowners are leaving the “happiest place in America” in droves and that they’re being replaced by transient renters, with the result that over the past 20 years the homeowner/renter... (Continue reading)

Plans afoot for nonprofit campaign transparency

Two California senators are seeking to require more disclosure of nonprofit campaign contributions in the aftermath of a political campaign marked by secret, out-of-state infusions of huge amounts of cash. (Sacramento Bee) Democratic Sens. Ted Lieu and Leland Lee said... (Continue reading)

Holy Harangue! Pastors preaching politics

Testing the mettle of the federal government, some church leaders preached politics from the pulpit during the run-up to the election and are challenging authorities to pull their tax-exempt status. (San Francisco Chronicle) Federal tax rules mandate that religious groups... (Continue reading)

Peterson swamps Molnar to win Grover Beach mayor seat

Debbie Peterson, a Grover Beach councilwoman, easily swept to victory in the race for mayor with a 75 to 24 percent lead over Phyllis Molnar. Peterson is expected to make changes in the South County Sanitation District’s leadership following regulators... (Continue reading)

Capps wins reelection to Congress

Democratic Rep. Lois Capps defeated Republican Abel Maldonado in the race to represent the Central Coast in Congress, according to incomplete returns. Following redistricting, the seat became one of a few in California that the Republican Party hoped to wrestle... (Continue reading)

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