The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County has announced more forums on issues and races in the Nov. 2 elections.
Candidates for the 33rd State Assembly District — which includes San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties — are set for a forum from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cuesta College Student Center, room 401, on Monday.
They’re also set to debate on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the multipurpose room at Arroyo Grande High School.
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Republican Katcho Achadjian, Libertarian Paul Polson and Democrat Hilda Zacarias are running to replace former Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, who left his seat to join the state Senate.
County sheriff candidates Joe Cortez and Ian Parkinson are set to debate from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Embassy Suites hotel in San Luis Obispo.
And from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, the league will host a forum on state ballot propositions at the First Presbyterian Church in San Luis Obispo.
Another forum on the state measures is set for noon to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Faith Life Community Church, 725 Tefft St. in Nipomo.
For more information, visit www.lwvslo.org or call 782-4040.
— Bob Cuddy
San Luis Obispo
The No on Measure H Committee says it has sent a cease-and-desist letter accusing proponents of the San Luis Obispo ballot measure seeking to block the Prado Road extension to Broad Street of stealing their campaign logo.
The no-on-H group says it designed an original logo for its campaign that uses a yellow street sign and the words “no dead end.”
Campaign spokesman John Spatafore stated in a news release that opponents of the Prado extension took the logo, made some slight wording changes to it and are using it on campaign materials including a website.
In the news release, Spatafore calls the yes-on-H logo plagiarism and an attempt to deceive voters.
June McIvor, a partner in the law firm Sinsheimer Juhnke Lebens and McIvor, opposes the measure and issued the letter calling for the logo to be removed from all uses.
— AnnMarie Cornejo
The Oceano Elks Lodge is hosting an all-you-can-eat Crab Feast fundraiser for sheriff candidate Joe Cortez on Oct. 9 at 5 p.m.
The event starts at 5 p.m. at the lodge at 410 Airpark Drive in Oceano. Tickets are $50 each or two for $90.
Cortez, a retired Pismo Beach police chief, is running against San Luis Obispo police Capt. Ian Parkinson for county sheriff in the Nov. 2 general election.
For tickets, call 801-2508 or visit http://cortez4slosheriff.com.
— Cynthia Lambert