Thursday, April 17, 2014     Volume: 28, Issue: 38
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Weekly Poll
Are you comfortable with prayer in public meetings?

Yes, atheists have too much control over what's allowed.
No, keep church and state separate.
Let anyone from any religion pray in public and that will make it fair.
I'm more uncomfortable with the fact that local politicians think they need divine assistance.

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Numbers don't lie

Retired since 2006, former Arroyo Grande/Grover Beach Fire Department fire Chief Terry Fibich (“Support the benefit assessment measure,” April 10) attempts to “clear up some misconceptions” associated with recently extended the Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) assessment vote. He suggests the 2010 formation of the FCFA was formed not “just” to save money. Fibich personally sold “the city councils and commun... [ Read More ]

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Now that I have worked in libraries for more than 10 years, I thought I would share my thoughts that not being a library patron anymore makes me slightly envious. Sure, I have walked into public libraries for the last seven years on the Central Coast and used these libraries just as you would have for books, movies, music, and other resources. That said, I have not had that “aha” moment of seeing new materials on the ... [ Read More ]

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