California does not force people to evacuate for fires or other disasters, but it should consider joining other states that hold residents civilly liable if they refuse to leave and later wind up being rescued.
The older these kids get, the faster the milestones seem to come: the start of the year in high school, the prospect of a driver’s test looming just down the road and a long-awaited foray into the teen dating scene.
A prospective juror wore a Confederate flag with the words “If this flag offends you, you need a history lesson” on it to court in York County, SC. A lawyer wanted her struck from service but a judge ruled she could stay, and a legal expert said that the flag itself doesn’t disqualify someone wearing it from jury service.
Caren Ray is the ultimate choice for Arroyo Grande City Council! First appointed to the council in 2010, she won her next term in 2012 and only left the council in 2013 when Gov. Jerry Brown appointed her to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.
When Heidi Harmon announced her candidacy for mayor of San Luis Obispo on Dave Congalton’s radio show, locals called in to ask questions about issues ranging from the city’s implementation of the mandatory rental housing inspection program to the shaping of downtown. Heidi expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of support. She said it has become clear to her that many residents feel they haven’t been heard by the current city leaders, and her goal is to represent the voices of the citizens.
Matthew Hoy is entitled to his opinion about California’s new gun laws (Viewpoint “Finally, some pushback against Sacramento’s ‘war’ on guns,” Aug. 20), but his apparently ideological-based conviction that these laws “will not stop a singe instance of ‘gun violence’ ” still rubs me the wrong way.
The photograph makes The Woman in the Silver Mercedes look like a lunatic: wide-eyed, grinning with mouth agape, hands raised with palms facing outward, both middle fingers extended toward a group of angry cyclists. And it’s a photo that, without a doubt, she’s now sorry she ever posed for.
After PG&E caused so many problems, one of which was the huge gas leak explosion in Northern California destroying many homes and businesses, why must we pay for their irresponsible mistakes time after time?
The first paragraph of The Washington Post editorial “A porous ethical wall: Why Clinton’s emails matter” (in The Tribune on Aug. 16) states Donald Trump is “obviously unqualified.” Is it necessary to be a part of government to be qualified?
We need a permanent oak tree ordinance consistent with San Luis Obispo County’s adopted Climate Action Plan. It would implement CAP’s community forestry program, which is identified as a greenhouse gas reduction measure.
The Wilks brothers have been buying up land in the West and reportedly have closed access to local residents for hunting and recreation. Now, they’ve apparently purchased 172,000 acres of timberland in Southern Idaho.