Wednesday, October 26, 2016     Volume: 31, Issue: 13

Weekly Poll
Should the Arroyo Grande Cemetery start watering its grass again?

Yes. It looks ugly and that's disrespectful to the families who come there to mourn.
They should water it a little more, but stay mindful of the state's drought.
No they need to find an alternative like dryscaping.
Leave it as is. Saving water is more important than aesthetics.

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The following article was posted on May 28th, 2014, in the New Times - Volume 28, Issue 44 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [] - Volume 28, Issue 44

Has Oceano gone crazy?

By Terry Sweetland - Oceano

Am I going crazy, or is the government just out of control? The Oceano Community Services District just hired Paavo Ogren, who just left the County Department of Public Works. This is the same Paavo Ogren who was in charge when Oceano was flooded a few years ago. The same Paavo who ignored calls days before the flooding that the lagoon was filling up. Then, on top of that, the position he is taking was paying $87,000 a year, but he is getting $200,000 a year. What’s wrong with this picture? Are we such a wealthy community that we can afford to spend money like this? Oh, I forgot—it’s not their money they are spending, so it’s OK.