A measure to ban fracking and greatly limit oil production in San Luis Obispo County is headed for the Nov. 6, 2018, ballot. Backers say 'Big Oil' will outspend them, but they plan a strong grassroots campaign.
Morro Bay City Councilman Robert Davis is criticized for saying the city is back on track with its proposed water reclamation project. It's an unaffordable plan that city residents should oppose, says a former longtime resident.
San Luis Obispo attorney Stew Jenkins disagrees with the unspoken rule that qualified sitting judges shouldn't be challenged at the ballot box. Judicial elections are in California's Constitution, he says.
The city of Morro Bay needs a new sewer/water reclamation facility. After years of wrangling over where it should, a site has been selected and the project is moving toward "critical decision points," says City Councilman Robert Davis.
4th District candidate Jimmy Paulding is attempting to unseat incumbent SLO County Supervisor Lynn Compton in southern San Luis Obispo County, California. A writer trails some Paulding supporters for a day to see how the campaign is going.
Bicyclists in San Luis Obispo are countering complaints that the proposed Anholm Bikeway will ruin the neighborhood. "We want to improve the city we love by making its streets safer for all residents," they say.
If the blackface incident at Cal Poly, SLO, is one of the worst examples of racism today, we ought to celebrate, says Poly alum Chirag Asarvala. "We need to stop confusing excusable ignorance for malicious bigotry," he writes.
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.
Nine high school seniors from Paso Robles, California, came to the U.S. as children, learned a new language and culture, and are now ready to attend four-year universities. But because they're here under the DACA program, these Dreamers face uncertain futures.
San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill revealed in February 2018 that he suffers from depression. He says he'll continue to speak out against injustices, such as the jailhouse death of Andrew Holland and the racist incidents at Cal Poly, SLO.
Cal Poly SLO President Jeffrey Armstrong has been a champion of diversity, says a former CSU trustee. Under Armstrong's leadership, the white student population dropped to 55 percent in 2017-18, compared to 63 percent in 2011, says Roberta Achtenberg.
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, graduate Ben Arrona says university President Jeffrey Armstrong isn't responsible for campus racism, but he believes the administration has a moral obligation to "right years of wrong" at the California campus.
San Luis Obispo City Councilwoman Carlyn Christianson rebuts complaints about proposed new housing rules that would allow denser projects and tinier homes in a city where many are priced out of the market.
A white fraternity member appearing in blackface is just the latest racist incident at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, says R.A.C.E. Matters, a grassroot organizations in SLO County. It tells Cal Poly to stop issuing statements of concern and start acting.
The city of San Luis Obispo is considering zoning changes that would "stack and pack" people into residential neighborhoods, says retired Cal Poly architecture professor Allan Cooper. It's time to fight the "monied interests," he says.
The family of Andrew Holland, the SLO County jail inmate who died after 46 hours in a restraint chair, says changes in policy aren't enough. The county also must change the "culture of indifference" toward the mentally ill at the County Jail.
Naba Ahmed, the editor-in-chief of Cal Poly's Mustang News, says the university has been ineffective in dealing with racism. She calls on university President Jeffrey Armstrong to expel student who appeared in blackface at a fraternity event.
If the NRA really wants to help prevent mass shootings, it should use its clout to lobby for mental health programming, says a mental health advocate in San Luis Obispo, California. Grant funding would help, too.
The wildflowers are in bloom in San Luis Obispo County - especially along Highway 58 near the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The especially wet winter has led to an explosion of wildflowers along the Central Coast. The 2017 season is expected to