San Luis Obispo County, California, workers went on strike last week for the first time in county history. Many locals are fed up with the low wages and high housing costs that have plagued the area for decades.
Paso Robles deserves to know why its school superintendent, Chris Williams, is leaving the district so abruptly, with finances in such disarray that $2.8 million in budget cuts are needed in the next two years.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune’s annual “12 Days of Giving” list offers suggestions for spreading Christmas cheer on the Central Coast and beyond, including ways to help victims of the recent California wildfires.
Cal Poly SLO professes to protect free speech, but the California university came down harder on peaceful anti-war students protesting Raytheon than it did on purveyors of hate and bigotry like Milo Yiannopoulos.
Development of onshore wind farms in California has lagged as counties have put restrictions in place. Offshore farms are a possibility, but opposition is surfacing, and that could interfere with the state’s ability to meet clean energy goals.
Walmart has abandoned plans to build a store in Atascadero, California, and residents are suggesting alternate uses for the site. On the list: Dave & Busters, an aquatics center, a bowling alley and miniature golf.
President Donald Trump should apologize in person for blaming California wildfires on gross mismanagement of forests. The president should also visit the state following the shooting at a Thousand Oaks bar.
San Luis Obispo, California, progressives won big Tuesday with the re-election of Mayor Heidi Harmon. Other highlights include the election of Maria Elena Garcia in Paso Robles, and Caren Ray in Arroyo Grande.
A combined list of ballot recommendations from SLO Tribune and Sacramento Bee Editorial Boards. Recommendations on statewide offices and ballot measures; the SLO County ban on fracking and new oil development; and city elections in San Luis Obispo County.
Repeal of the gas tax is the big item, but California voters also will decide on bonds for housing, water projects and children’s hospitals in the November election. Here are the recommendations from the SLO Tribune.
San Luis Obispo County Assessor Tom Bordonaro is the face of the campaign to defeat Measure G, which seeks to ban fracking and prohibit new oil wells. Bordonaro says he’s exercising his First Amendment rights.
The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California, endorses Democrat Salud Carbajal for Congress. For a second time, Carbajal is being challenged by Republican Justin Fareed for the 24th District congressional seat.
Read the San Luis Obispo Tribune’s endorsements for the November 2018 election. The newspaper backs candidates for city council and mayor in Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso, Pismo and SLO.
To avoid being mired in more debate over a controversial sewer, Morro Bay should elect candidates committed to moving the project forward. That’s John Headding for mayor and Jesse Barron, Dawn Addis and Jan Goldman for council.
A mailer in support of Proposition 6 on the California ballot is designed to look like an official correction notice from an elections office. San Luis Obispo County Clerk Tommy Gong says it’s “pushing the envelope” and warns voters to beware.