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    Al Moriarty should have apologized

    Two words — “I’m sorry” — would have meant much more than the empty promises of restitution that Al Moriarty made in the courtroom Wednesday. With many of the victims of his Ponzi scheme looking on, Moriarty, 81, was sentenced to five years for seven felony fraud...

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    Rethinking Arroyo Grande’s tree policy is wise

    Much as we love trees — they improve air quality; buffer us from traffic, noise, sun and wind; and add color and beauty to our lives — we don’t believe in arbitrarily protecting a tree at the expense of human health and safety.

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    Cuesta, SL Coastal bonds are worthy investments

    Let’s start with the math: If both the Cuesta and San Luis Coastal School bonds pass, that will cost the owner of a home assessed at $500,000 around $350 in annual property taxes. That works out to $29 per month, or roughly $1 per day.

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    When will governor OK water bill?

    What are you waiting for, governor? The Paso Robles groundwater basin legislation has been sitting on your desk for a week or so, and still no signature.

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    Diablo safety report calls for discussion

    Not only does PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant seismic report released Wednesday contain no red flags, but it also concludes that the danger posed by an earthquake on the Hosgri Fault has been significantly overestimated.

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    All 3 local half-cent tax measures worth support

    Three separate sales tax measures are on the November ballot: In Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo, voters will decide whether to extend an existing half-cent sales tax increase, and in Atascadero, citizens will vote on whether to enact a brand new tax.

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    Take out the trash with ban on Styrofoam

    We toss a recyclable bouquet to the San Luis Obispo City Council for directing staff to draft an ordinance banning food containers made of expanded polystyrene (EPS), which apparently is the proper term for that white spongy stuff that’s great for storing take-out food and drink, but is...

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    Support Morro Bay’s Measure J

    Morro Bay’s Measure J would simplify the city’s electoral process by replacing the cumbersome system — the city holds a primary election for mayor and council and, if necessary, a runoff —with the one-and-done election that all other local cities follow.

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    De Groot and her home deserve leeway from state

    No matter their medical needs, De Groot, 86, has opened her home to these children who often had nowhere else to go. Now, her highly regarded operation is in jeopardy. As widely reported over the past couple of weeks, inspectors with the state Department of Public Health have handed her a 94-page...

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    Why is Arroyo Grande wasting time on inquiry into 'incident' involving two staff members?

    The city already has racked up a $1,254 bill for an investigation by its deputy city attorney. Now, the council is thinking of spending even more money to hire an outside investigator to re-examine the “incident.” Apparently, the deputy city attorney — who is employed by an outside...

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