Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’




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Debbie Peterson for District 3 Supervisor

OPINION by OTIS PAGE As an aging genetic Republican and an individual of distinct conservative values, I am reluctant to admit that I have come to admire others of different persuasions, especially in a political context. Debbie Peterson is a... (Continue reading)

In an ideal world, both sides agree on Scalia’s replacement

OPINION by ROGER FREBERG I think if you lived in a hole or an island without power you may not have heard of the death of Antonin Scalia. The reactions have been immediate and passionate, ranging from sadness due to... (Continue reading)

Who benefits from a water district?

More than two years ago, CalCoastNews published the first of a three-part series, “Eyes on Your Water,” examining the people, the politics, and the provable prevarications behind the proposed Paso Robles Basin water district. The series, written by Senior Correspondent... (Continue reading)

Partisanship and participation: A reply to Matt Kokkonen

OPINION by MICHAEL LATNER On Jan. 30, candidate for the 24th Congressional District Matt Kokkonen published an editorial in CalCoastNews, in response to his not being initially invited to a Congressional debate held at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. ... (Continue reading)

Republican candidate nixed from Cal Poly debate

OPINION by MATT KOKKONEN Cal Poly has denied a declared Republican Congressional Candidate participation at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Congressional debate on Feb. 4. Political science professor Michael Latner is refusing to allow me, Republican Matt Kokkonen, to participate... (Continue reading)

DA writes personal check to pay SLO County legal bill

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow wrote a personal check to pay a highly contested $2,874 county legal bill. Dow used his own money to pay the bill after the county board of supervisors refused to let him... (Continue reading)

Who are the real illegals?

OPINION by JIM GRIFFIN There’s been a massive amount of talk and blathering lately about so-called “illegal” immigrants, undocumented aliens, “anchor babies” and so on thanks to Donald Trump and the rest of the ultra right wing chorus of ignorant,... (Continue reading)

DA spars with Supervisor Bruce Gibson

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A dispute over a small legal bill morphed into a public spectacle Tuesday as a months-long feud between San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow and several top county officials reignited at a board of supervisors... (Continue reading)

Insurance carrier claims hostility in Arroyo Grande

By KAREN VELIE The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA) is claiming that comments critical of the Arroyo Grande city manager could be deemed hostile and lead to financial risks for the city, according to a Dec. 21 letter to... (Continue reading)

Which California representatives talk the most?

Congresswoman Lois Capps spoke more often than 47 of California’s 53 House representatives in 2015, but she did not address her colleagues even half as many times as one California congressman. [LA Times] Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) spoke on the House... (Continue reading)



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