Articles Tagged With ‘Taxes’




Tax preparer accused of identity theft

Police are searching for a tax preparer who is suspected of stealing an Arroyo Grande resident’s identity in order to collect bogus tax refunds. [TimesPressRecorder] The suspect, the former owner of Exact Tax in Grover Beach, filed amended returns for... (Continue reading)

Dalidio accused of funding farmers’ association

An e-mail distributed by the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce incorrectly claims that rancher Ernie Dalidi funded a recent controversial San Luis Obispo County Farmers’ Market Association’s advertising campaign. This has created a political firestorm over who is behind... (Continue reading)

Regulators close Weyrich’s Carlton Hotel restaurant

Government regulators shut down the restaurant at The Carlton Hotel on Feb. 2 because of unpaid taxes, CalCoastNews has learned. According to an Atascadero city official, regulators from the Board of Equalization pulled the restaurant’s seller's permit because of un-paid taxes.... (Continue reading)

Every war is a war against a child

BY DAWN ORTIZ-LEGG “Every war is a war against children.”  The elegant simplicity and hard truth of that statement is what made Howard Zinn a remarkable man. He embodied dissent in nearly every aspect of his life – as historian,... (Continue reading)

Top two sheriff officials double and triple dipping

Though highly unusual, the methods San Luis Obispo County’s two top sheriff officials have adopted to double and even triple their incomes are entirely legal. In an interesting twist, San Luis Obispo County Under Sheriff Steve Bolts is taking home between... (Continue reading)

Governor seeks to shift taxes to middle class

Sacramento observers believe Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is embracing a tax reform system for California that includes a major shift in the tax burden from the rich to the middle class. [Oakland Tribune] The strategy comes on the heels of a... (Continue reading)

Bodyguard $$$ for Arnold triples

The budget for bodyguards who protect Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other top officials has tripled since the Governator took office in 2003. State records show spending on the California Highway Patrol’s Protective Services Division grew from $14.4 million under Gray... (Continue reading)

Retailers get nervous

Holiday sales nationally are not looking good, according to The Wall Street Journal. The first week of December was especially slow, with sales dropping 18 percent over the previous week. One retail observer is saying, “It looks like the middle... (Continue reading)

Chancellor immobilizes Cal Poly’s proposed fee increase

By KAREN VELIE California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed informed California Polytechnic State University President Warren Baker that he will not approve a student fee increase at this time, said Cal Poly Provost Bob Koob Tuesday. Students voted earlier this month... (Continue reading)

Paso water rate boost appears headed to voters

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Paso Robles city officials’ hopes for carefree financing of future water supplies may have gone down the drain Tuesday, and proponents of an elevated water tax now face a precarious ballot challenge. Representatives of a citizens group presented Assistant... (Continue reading)