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Do you buy art?

Buy? Man, you can’t put a price tag on art.
My home is filled with many fine paintings and antiquities.
I support what I can, but I’m on a limited budget.
Um … I’m actually still dodging my kid’s requests to pony up for a finger painting on the fridge.

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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 [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 28, Issue 44

Has Oceano gone crazy?

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.