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    Supervisors must adopt Paso water offset program

    The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has another opportunity Tuesday to do right by the Paso Robles groundwater basin and the many who depend on it.

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    Wal-Mart talks should be public

    Technically, it’s perfectly legal for Atascadero City Council members to meet two at a time with Wal-Mart reps . That way, there’s no quorum, so there’s no violation of the Brown Act. But why sneak around behind closed doors? What is being said in private that can’t ...

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    Scrutiny is needed for public employee travel costs

    When public employees travel on the taxpayers’ dime, we expect them to follow common-sense policies and practices.

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    Use of public funds merits investigation

    After a news report surfaced Jan. 21 questioning San Luis Obispo police Chief Steve Gesell’s travel expenses, a few people asked me whether The Tribune planned to weigh in. My answer: Yes.

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    State should keep serial ADA litigants in check

    Half-a-dozen local businesses have been hit with lawsuits filed by an Arizona man alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act — claims he’s made more than 200 times against other businesses in California.

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    Dog park’s organizers deserve treat

    We have a no-bones-about-it bouquet for the Five Cities Dog Park Association, which was instrumental in developing, managing and maintaining Arroyo Grande’s Elm Street Dog Park for nearly six years. During that time, the association funded park improvements and supplies and provided volunteers...

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    Don’t let the fireworks fizzle out

    It may not be every American child’s inalienable right to watch a grand fireworks display on the Fourth of July. But it is a tradition that’s always seemed on par with trick-or-treating on Halloween or exchanging valentines on Feb. 14.

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    Cuesta’s accreditation is good news

    Cuesta College’s accreditation has been reaffirmed for six years , and for that, the college deserves an “A.” The news is especially welcome after the fiasco of the previous review cycle, when Cuesta College was docked for various deficiencies and threatened with loss of ...

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    Supervisors’ water offset misstep should be revisited

    The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors took a giant step backward last week when it rejected, by a 3-2 vote, a plan for an ordinance that would have continued to restrict development of new vineyards and other crop expansions in the depleted Paso Robles groundwater basin.

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    County Supervisor chair switch is all about politics

    When county Supervisor Frank Mecham stepped down as chairman of the Board of Supervisors this week to cede the gavel to Debbie Arnold, the decision seemed to settle the argument over whether Arnold was overdue for a leadership position on the board.

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