California voters have consistently backed the building of affordable housing, and they have been generous in paying for it. Since 1988, the state has passed seven housing bonds worth more than $9 billion to fund the construction of homes for seniors, the homeless, farmworkers and low-income families.
PG&E has asked a bankruptcy judge to approve more than $130 million in employee bonuses. The California utility has bigger priorities, like compensating wildfire victims and inspecting electrical lines.
San Luis Obispo CA was the first city in the nation to ban smoking at indoor public venues, bars and restaurants, but it’s been surpassed by other California cities who now have tougher outdoor restrictions.
San Luis Obispo, CA, Mayor Heidi Harmon used the F-word in a quote in Rolling Stone magazine, fueling debate over whether it’s OK for politicians to curse, and whether there’s a double standard for men and women.
San Luis Obispo County, CA, residents are worried about how PG&E’s bankruptcy will affect Diablo Canyon, the last operating nuclear power plant in California. Here are ways to safely shut down the facility.
Thank heavens for Berkeley. The famously liberal Bay Area city’s government may go over the top at times, but is not afraid to take tough and unpopular stands against public health and environmental threats. It adopted the nation’s first tax on sugary drinks, for example. It was an early adopter of curbside recycling and banned polystyrene (what you might think of as Styrofoam) 30 years ago, way before it was hip to do so.
Sen. Kamala Harris announced her candidacy for president on Monday. She’s portrayed herself as a champion for justice reform, but hasn’t always lived up to that reputation. Will that hurt her run for presidency?
A plan to install a statue of Theodore Roosevelt at a public park in San Luis Obispo, California, is raising questions, including one from Mayor Heidi Harmon: Do we need another monument to a white man?
The divided San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has a reputation for clashing, but lately, supervisors have been getting along. They’ve even agreed to rotate the position of board chairman from now on.
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.