California voters just approved billions more in statewide bond debt, and several communities approved local bond measures. The bills will come due later, and services may have to be reduced, says columnist Andrea Seastrand.
California Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham has a strong record of fighting human trafficking, which amounts to modern-day slavery, says columnist Andrea Seastrand. His opponent, Bill Ostrander, minimizes the extent of the problem.
California can still fund fixes to its roads and pass Proposition 6, repealing the gas tax, writes San Luis Obispo, CA columnist Andrea Seastrand. We should start by repealing the high speed rail project.
Congressman Salud Carbajal, a Santa Barbara Democrat, has a weak voting record when it comes to legislation protecting the public, says columnist Andrea Seastrand. Law enforcement agencies support Republican candidate Justin Fareed.
The Democratic leadership of California has been good for the wealthy of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. As governor, John Cox would better represent working people and, with his veto power, would rein in spending.
Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham introduced a bill that would have required adults who knowingly solicit underage prostitutes to register as sex offenders. It's failure is another sign that California is too soft on crime, says columnist.
California water conservation restrictions are being enacted by Governor Jerry Brown and the CA Legislature because of the drought. But the laws are harsh and will bring limited benefits and huge costs, says columnist Andrea Seastrand.
San Luis Obispo Tribune conservative columnist Andrea Seastrand says that California's extremely liberal laws are actually hurting immigrants. She says Senate Bill 54, the Sanctuary State law, is the most flawed.
California voters should defeat Proposition 68, the Parks Bond. We already have enough debt, says conservative columnist Andrea Seastrand. She also urge a no vote on Prop 69, which would earmark SB 1 gas tax revenue for transportation needs.
A proposal in the California state Senate would rob cities of local control by forcing them to allow dense apartment complexes near transit stations. The state needs more housing, but that's not the way to get it, says columnist Andrea Seastrand.
A few weeks ago here in San Luis Obispo and across the nation, women took to the streets to protest and to encourage more women to run for political office. The Women’s March claims to represent “all women” and there certainly are a number of issues that can unite us across country.