The History Center in San Luis Obispo has been accused of bias for, among other reasons, flying a gay pride flag during the city’s annual pride celebration. It also participated in a project on LGBTQ history in SLO County. That’s its job.
Bronson Harmon of Modesto lost a Cal Poly wrestling scholarship after he was caught on camera making a homophobic slur during a protest march. Cal Poly was right to revoke his scholarship as free speech is not without consequence.
Cal Poly, SLO, is naming a new viticulture center after Justin Vineyards and Winery just two years after the company was reviled for clear-cutting oak trees in Paso Robles. Justin is donating $2.5 million to the university.
The city of Paso Robles now owns a tired, 1950s-era motel that may have to be preserved as a historic building. On top of that, the city faces a lawsuit over how it conducted property negotiations. We say tear the thing down.
Bubblegum Alley in downtown San Luis Obispo is gross, but it’s a fun landmark for tourists to visit. As SLO gets tall hotel developments like Hotel Serra and other projects, tourism attractions are important.
PulsePoint, a mobile app that alerts volunteers trained in CPR when there's someone nearby who needs help for a heart attack or cardiac emergency, should be in every community. Yet in SLO County, only the city of SLO has it now.
A recent trend in San Luis Obispo, CA, toward much bigger buildings, including a 75-foot office, housing and retail project recently introduced in place of the bowling alley, threatens to destroy downtown SLO's charm and should be rejected.
San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Lynn Compton should fight to have every ballot in the June 2018 primary election counted. But in a fight to secure her seat against challenger Jimmy Paulding, she wants a judge to throw out 35 ballots.
If a proposal to divide California into three states survives the November 2018 election, we'll need some new state capitals. San Luis Obispo County has several potential sites, including a soon-to-be closed nuclear power plant.
In San Luis Obispo County's primary election, the sheriff, district attorney and assessor easily survived challenges, but a conservative county supervisor seeking a second term holds on by a slim lead of 83 votes.
San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow is facing a challenge from a former Stanislaus County judge who legally changed his first name to "Judge." Dow says it's meant to trick voters, and it's become one of the top issues of the race.
Two veteran SLO County attorneys are hoping to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court. Ilan Funke-Bilu is a successful defense attorney, but we believe former prosecutor and current court commissioner Tim Covello is a better fit for the bench.
It's rare for a sitting judge to be challenged at the ballot box, but it's happening in SLO County. Veteran prosecutor Andy Cadena says he has far more criminal law experience, but we believe newly appointed Judge Hernaldo Baltodano is better suited to the bench.
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.