Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’

Grover Beach council appoints Glenn Marshall

The Grover Beach City Council appointed San Luis Obispo County engineer and former city planning commissioner Glenn Marshall to the council Monday to fill the seat vacated by Phyllis Molnar. The council saved approximately $30,000 by making the appointment instead... (Continue reading)

Molnar ran for mayor while moving residence outside Grover Beach

Grover Beach Councilwoman Phyllis Molnar resigned from the city council Thursday following the announcement of a change in her residence to outside the city limits. Molnar unsuccessfully ran for mayor in the November 2012 election as a midterm councilwoman. She... (Continue reading)

Rice announces candidacy for SLO City Council

STATEMENT By ELECT KEVIN RICE COMMITTEE San Luis Obispo – Kevin Rice, proponent of open and democratic government, has announced he is seeking to fill the upcoming SLO City Council vacancy concurrent with Andrew Carter’s resignation. A twenty-year resident and... (Continue reading)

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)