Tuesday, January 17, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 25

Weekly Poll
Do you support the SLO County Board of Supervisors electing John Peschong as chair over Adam Hill?

Yes, the new conservative majority has a right to flex its muscle.
No, the board broke a nonpartisan tradition of rotating the chair, and Hill was next in line.
It doesn't matter—the liberals are screwed either way.
I've stopped following this circus years ago.

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Getting by: Helping the Central Coast's working poor survive

Between the holiday good will and cold weather, winter is a time when the plight of the homeless population is on our collective consciousness—even in sunny San Luis Obispo. As the rainfall increases, warming shelters spring up across SLO County for the season. But inside apartments and houses across the Central Coast, a different kind of hardship can be found. From a lack of head-of-household jobs and insufficient affordable housing to roadblocks to medical care, barriers to financially stability abound. New Times sat down w... [ Read Article ]