Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’




Athletes pack pro-plastic political message

High school football players delivered a political message along with barbecue chicken dinners last weekend at an Atascadero fundraiser, surprising some parents, risking their boosters' non-profit status, and igniting a brisk debate about plastic bags and exploitation of students. Student athletes... (Continue reading)

SLO County redistricting plans violate laws

OPINION by WILLIAM PELFREY The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors’ plan to split Templeton into three supervisory districts is not only impractical, but it appears to break laws set to keep lawmakers from setting boundaries for their own... (Continue reading)

O’Malley decides not to run for county supervisor

Atascadero Mayor Tom O’Malley will not be running for county supervisor in 2012. O’Malley made the announcement Tuesday during an interview on a Paso Robles radio station. He indicated that family issues would keep him from challenging 5th District supervisor... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisors pull redistricting vote from consent agenda

CORRECTION: A tentative vote was made to support Option B separate from the consent calendar. ORIGINAL STORY: A battle between San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors and an outspoken group of Templeton residents resulted in an agreement to pull... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County Supervisors’ redistricting fiasco

OPINION By STEW JENKINS Media coverage of the Board of Supervisors re-drawing their own election districts for the coming decade has missed the crucial defect in the process. Templeton is right to complain that its division deprives that community of... (Continue reading)

Come home Sam—We need you

  OPINION By DAVE CONGALTON I begin by making a statement that I have offered repeatedly on the radio these last few weeks. I have been part of this community for nearly 25 years and I’ve never seen San Luis... (Continue reading)

SLO County political consultant accused of plagiarism

Controversial San Luis Obispo County political consultant Cory Black, who helped Ian Parkinson win the local top cop position, is being accused of plagiarism. Andrew Russo of Paramount Communications said Black plagiarized the content of his website, reproducing his words in... (Continue reading)

Time to wake up the giant

OPINION By DR. DON REGAN What is the matter with a country whose political process at every level is so distorted and upside down that it is persistently countermanding and suffocating the very best and necessary interests of itself, for... (Continue reading)

The truth about COLAB

OPINION BY ANDY CALDWELL COLAB has recently been attacked in the media by County Supervisor Adam Hill, because in our opinion, we threaten to expose and oppose policies that are not beneficial to county residents. We firmly and categorically deny... (Continue reading)

House Speaker Boehner fundraises in SLO County

Republican House Speaker John Boehner capped a two day visit to San Luis Obispo County with a fundraiser for Congressman Kevin McCarthy hosted by Kevin McCarthy for Congress Majority Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee. Dubbed an “Afternoon with... (Continue reading)