It's the war of the mailers in SLO County's 4th District supervisor race. Jimmy Paulding attacks Supervisor Lynn Compton over offshore oil, and Compton slimes Paulding because his father gave him a house.
In San Luis Obispo County, a mentally ill jail inmate died in 2017 after being strapped naked in a restraint chair for 46 hours. Sheriff Ian Parkinson now faces an election challenge from a private investigator in a campaign that's been focused on jail reform.
San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill offers more than 30 book recommendations on politics, race, poverty, culture, mental illness, incarceration. You won't find any celebrities are TV hosts on his list.
San Luis Obispo County has a marijuana tax on the June 5, 2018, ballot that would cover the unincorporated areas. It would tax gross cannabis receipts by 4 percent to start, and could gradually increase to 10 percent.
In south San Luis Obispo County, Jimmy Paulding is challenging incumbent Lynn Compton for the District 4 seat on the Board of Supervisors. Compton has been weak on affordable housing and air quality. The Tribune endorses Paulding.
Candidates for San Luis Obispo County District 4 supervisor in the June primary election should focus on issues SLO County controls, like the budget, and spend less time campaigning on hyper-partisan issues like Prop. 13 and offshore oil.
The Tribune endorses Bruce Gibson for a fourth term representing District 2 on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. He is being challenged by Jeff Eckles and Patrick Sparks in the June 2018 election.
California State Parks has agreed to reduce dust pollution from its Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, but Nipomo Mesa residents are skeptical. SLO County Air Pollution Control must make sure the state lives up to the bargain.
The California Legislature is considering a bill that would made ethnic studies a requirement for high school graduation. A similar bill that would have required all California State University students to take an ethnic studies course has died.
A community college teacher and former San Luis Obispo city councilman says the last thing we need to do is arm teachers. What teachers, counselors and other professionals need is training in how to diffuse violent situations.
Milo Yiannopoulos returns to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, on April 26, 2018. Cal Poly College Republicans should stop trying to ‘trigger’ snowflakes and bring in speakers with something substantive to say.
Cal Poly SLO President Jeffrey Armstrong has suspended all Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Greek organizations following discovery of another racist frat photo at the California university. It's the right move, but will it be enough?
It can no longer be business as usual for fraternities at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Following a frat event where white students dressed in gang clothes and one showed up in blackface, the university needs to rethink whether fraternities belong at Cal Poly.
Cal Poly SLO in California, has been trying various strategies to attract a more racially diverse student body. A frat party where one member wore blackface and others dressed in gang costumes does exactly the opposite.
Two California Assembly members have proposed banning children under 12 from playing tackle football. There's been a backlash from football families, but is football worth the risk of lifelong brain injury?
After 13 years in business, the Natural Cafe in downtown San Luis Obispo abruptly closed on March 27, 2018. Employees were among the last to know. That's common in the restaurant industry, and is perfectly legal. It still stinks.
PG&E and California are preparing for another severe fire season, working to prevent catastrophic wildfires and finding ways to save lives. PG&E will shut down power lines in peak danger times. And a bill aims to keep people from being trapped by their garage doors.
Noise from the Quiky Car Wash on Broad Street is disturbing neighbors in San Luis Obispo, California. The city should step in and find a way to resolve the problem that puts residents' peace and health first.