Laws governing commercial hemp grows in California are way too confusing, as borne out by a case involving former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado. His family owns land where a suspected pot grow was discovered; the growers say it’s hemp.
San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon ripped into her opponent, T. Keith Gurnee, at a recent candidates night sponsored by SLO Progressives, video shows. She capped it by dropping her mic and walking out.
San Luis Obispo, California, Mayor Heidi Harmon, is accused of dropping a mic and storming out of a heated candidate forum. Others say she was heckled out of the meeting by political opponents. Video could give us the answer.
Tiny homes on wheels have been touted as a great form of affordable housing, but few places in California allow them. San Luis Obispo may change its policy and allow tiny homes to be installed in backyards.
San Luis Obispo County was sued because it charged jail inmates for tampons, but provided sanitary pads for free. The county has agreed to make tampons free, too, but the case isn’t over. The attorney for the inmates wants the change in writing.
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.