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.
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