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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Shredder

Re: “Snob polisher

I own a local business and "the characters" repeatedly use my bathroom. However, very few for drug purposes-the vast majority is because there is not enough public restrooms. The ONE public restroom in all of our beautiful Do;wntown, is so dark, dirty, that only the very desperate and/or homeless are willing to suffer through that awful experience. Downtown Paso on the other hand, has modern, clean, safe public restrooms. I know talking about global warming is more exciting, but really the City needs to provide for the basic needs of the local citizens first. Please install more public restrooms and upgrade the current ONE, so I have a place to refer folks to.

Posted by Sheila McCann on 06/16/2019 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Big NIMBY shuffle

Nuclear power is going to be too cheap to meter and computer printers will eliminate paper usage! Make SLO Great Again With Weed Bro!! #MSLOGAWWB

Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/14/2019 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Big NIMBY shuffle

We might be just one of 300,000, but I bet if 5% of us unify we can overthrow the city government and get rid of the weed mafia once and for all!
But seriously folks, I'm not against someone having one or two plants in their backyard, but I am against rape, human trafficking, and buying off local government.

Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/14/2019 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Snob polisher

Dude you are kind of being an asshole here. I guess that's why you make the big bucks.
Hey, I'm against the SLO mafia shakedown too "If you wan't clean streets you gotta pay schmuck. Next time we won't be so friendly." Just don't pick on the workers and business owners who are forced to pick up shit in the morning or the various other jobs that basic government services should be. I guess when the Heidi Harmon weed mafia opens their stores downtown and you come visit when you score, you can see for yourself. Come early though, we get rid of the shit right away.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/14/2019 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Snob polisher

Hey Shredder if you wanna know where to buy drugs just hangout next to the creek downtown behind the art museum there is usually a gaggle of dealers hanging out awaiting to fill your meth needs. I have personally seen serious hard core gangster types who look like they stepped out of a Snoop Dog video doing business right next to the stairs going down to the creek. But hey DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH RIGHT? Colorful drug dealers in trench coats who are visibly grinding their jaws from all of the speed they are on is just part an parcel of being in a California city. And downtown businesses now get the benefit of these characters "asking to use their bathrooms" WELL THEY JUST NEED TO PEE YOU SAY, as they take their sweet butt time cutting up lines or shooting up in your commode. Gee ain't SLO SOOOO Progressive.

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Posted by Concerned local on 06/14/2019 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Snob polisher

There's not much money left to "enjoy downtown" after paying for housing around here

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Posted by ra237 on 06/13/2019 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Big NIMBY shuffle

An Open Invitation for Shredder to CTMBY in Creston


This is my personal invitation for you to Come to My Back Yard (CTMBY) and meet the citizens of Creston.

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Come to our Creston Advisory Body (CAB) meeting held at the Creston Community Church,5170 O'Donovan Rd, Creston, CA 93432. The meetings starts at 7:00 pm.

At this CAB meeting, two proposed cannabis projects will be reviewed by the CAB board for community recommendation to the SLO Department of Building and Planning. The CAB is the only direct input we have on a cannabis project that impacts our community. Unfortunately, only Big Cannabis has had inputs to this point - the public has not had the same opportunities to shape the countys cannabis policies.

Its all about land use NOT cannabis use. You missed the essence of my May 26 letter to the Board of Supervisors and the process used by the Planning Commission and Department of Planning and Building.

In contrast to your editorial comments to my Board of Supervisor letter, your editorial missed the residential agriculture publics real issues with Big Cannabis. At this CAB meeting, you will actually see and hear Small Town America exercise its civic rights and provide our point-of-views on why we do not want Big Cannabis projects forced in our back yards. You might even gain insights to some of the facts from my letter that were discussed at the June 4, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting regarding...

1) Eliminate industrial cannabis manufacturing on Agricultural Zoned Land. Chemical extraction of THC using ethanol as solvent and/or liquid carbon dioxide at high pressures is an explosion and fire risk. This is not farm to table, this is industrial chemical manufacturing.

2) Include residential dwelling units in the sensitive receptor definition and site restrictions. Homes and families should have the same set back safety restrictions of 1000 feet as schools, day care facilities and elder care centers from a cannabis project.

3) Keep the cultivation of cannabis indoors, and limited to sealed greenhouses that do not vent to the atmosphere. The Nuisance Odors from cannabis can not be managed with outdoor cultivation, therefore, in proximity to residential agriculture neighborhoods, require indoor cultivation technologies to mitigate this air pollution. Implement a set of strict density limitations for the number of cannabis cultivation sites that may be near each other in a neighborhood area.

4) Require compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act by ending undue exemptions to cannabis projects. Any business that constructs new buildings must go through an environmental study and if warranted an environmental report per state law. Big cannabis should not be exempt from following CEQA state law. There are currently two SLO county lawsuits specific to this issue.

Big Cannabis brings negative impacts to our residential agriculture community, health, safety, homes and families. Not just in Creston, but across San Luis Obispo County. Thats why we dont want to be forced to have Big Cannabis in our back yards. For reference and fact based information, check out Once you learn the facts - you will NIMBY too.

New Times San Luis Obispo should have you cover this story at the CAB meting and allow the Creston community to meet you in person. Perhaps we could all learn your real name? Out here in the country we like to get to know someone by their name - its just neighborly.

So join us at the CAB meeting on Wednesday, June 19 and CTMBY here in Creston.

Jim Wortner
Creston Area Resident (aka Small Town America)

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Posted by jawortner 1 on 06/11/2019 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Big NIMBY shuffle

Drug Addiction and Alcoholism battling wow I never thought I would see the day it would be acceptable by the people. Just because everyone is doing it doesn't make it right.

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Posted by Moke Sisha on 06/08/2019 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Big NIMBY shuffle

Thomas, you had me until you had people living under bridges. Cannabis is just not that way. Reefer madness strikes again.

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Posted by Michael Wickler on 06/08/2019 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Big NIMBY shuffle

Yes, you are so right - the SLO Board of Supervisors are absolutely dead wrong listening to, and representing, the Residents of Creston - they should be listening to, and representing the Cannabis Growers from San Francisco.

Because the Cannabis Growers of San Francisco have the County's best interest at heart ... not those residents from Creston !

Silly residents of Creston - trying to preserve their current way of life ... what are they thinking ?

Get out of the way Creston - California needs another Humbolt County.

The answer to California's problems is clearly Cannabis ! Can't you see that Creston ?

We need more stoned people driving on our roads and living under our bridges.

I say change that silly Bald Eagle as our national symbol to a cannabis leaf !

And California quit wasting our time honoring our country's founding fathers and WW II veterans, etc., we should be honoring the cannabis cultivators !

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Posted by Thomas Edel on 06/07/2019 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Really SLO?

Just type "Cambria Water Shortages" at the New Times Archives search engine for the above articles. Nothing new in Cambria, especially no new water.

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Posted by Mary Webb on 05/31/2019 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Really SLO?

Really Shredder? Don't you read The New Times? MayBEE you've BEEn too buzzy.

Water shortage: Dried up and pissed off in Cambria | News | San ...…...

Sep 11, 2013 ... San Luis Obispo County's most contentious issuewaterreared its ugly head yet again, this time in Cambria, as irate residents, flustered...

Cambria switches off its water treatment facility | News | San Luis ...…...

Apr 5, 2017 ... No longer in a water emergency, the Cambria Community Services ... that indicates the community is in a water shortage in May or June when it ...
Water rumors: Poor communication and lack of rainfall cause ...…...

Dec 21, 2016 ... Because Cambria's water deficit was categorized as an emergency, the project was approved under an emergency coastal development permit ...
Water shortage: Dried up and pissed off in Cambria | News | San ...…...

Sep 11, 2013 ... San Luis Obispo County's most contentious issuewaterreared its ugly head yet again, this time in Cambria, as irate residents, flustered ...
Pro-scarcity | Commentaries | San Luis Obispo | New Times San ...…...

Jan 17, 2019 ... The Cambria Community Services District (CCSD) declared a stage 3 water shortage in 2014 alongside conservation measures and penalties ...
Cambria CSD sues company that built its water facility | News | San ...…...

Sep 27, 2018 ... The Cambria Community Services District claims that it has accrued $3.5 ... 30, 2014, the district declared a stage 3 water shortage emergency, ...
Cambria landowners file petition and complaint against SLO County ...…...

Sep 6, 2018 ... ... shortage of water emergency to justify the denial of water and sewer ... In 1986, the district created a waiting list for new water and sewer hookups. ... at 2.3 percent, Cambria's growth rate was reduced to zero percent in 2000 ...
Holding water: The Cambria Community Services District is moving ...…...

Sep 3, 2014 ... Cambria may be facing a severe water shortage, but there's no shortage of public ire as the community grapples with strict conservation ...
Water rationing starts in Cambria | News | San Luis Obispo | New ...…...

Feb 5, 2014 ... Cambria's water problems have recently intensified, prompting water use ... declared Stage 3 water shortage emergency condition at their Jan.
Cambria plan frees up water | News | San Luis Obispo | New Times ...…...

Who sells desal by the sea shore? | News | San Luis Obispo | New ...…...

Oct 27, 2010 ... The decades-old fight over water in Cambria is coming to a head. .... Facing a water shortage, the community of roughly 6,500 imposed a...
SLO County resident faces lawsuit, homelessness in wake of Santa ...…...

Nov 16, 2017 ... His properties are impossible to legally live on or develop due to Cambria's water shortage and building moratorium. While he said he's trying...

Cambria desal faces hurdles | News | San Luis Obispo | New Times ...…...

Aug 4, 2011 ... Some publicly question the direness of Cambria's water shortage and whether the push for a desal plant is really a push for increased...

Cambria's water facility will have limited output | Letters | San Luis ...…...

Oct 11, 2018 ... Wouldn't a regional effort toward more water availability make more sense ... plant to deal with shortages created by climate change droughts.

Issue Archives | Sep 12, 2013 - New Times San Luis Obispo…...

The CSD warned us IN 2014 that Sand Would Come out of our Water Taps and the Town of Cambria would virtually RUN OUT OF WATER. NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN CAMBRIA OTHER THAN RATEPAYERS LOSING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS on a project that doesn't work.

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Posted by Mary Webb on 05/31/2019 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Really SLO?

They probably went back to the clubhouse congratulating themselves on shouting that one guy down. Why should anyone listen to the environmentalists' opinions when they won't allow anyone to voice a different opinion?

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Posted by ra237 on 05/30/2019 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Grow up, people

I've been waiting for the Architectural Review Commission to do something about the clashing colors of the RVs and the tents in the homeless encampments around town.

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Posted by ra237 on 05/16/2019 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Us vs. them

Thank you

Posted by Cortney Anne Upthegrove on 05/15/2019 at 6:36 AM

Re: “Teddy (laid) bare

Andrew Jackson was awesome

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 05/09/2019 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Teddy (laid) bare

I love Andrew Jackson even more now

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 05/09/2019 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Teddy (laid) bare

The vast majority of SLO folks would not notice the statue at all, and the majority of those that do notice would only notice because part of the park would be closed for a while when they built the monument, and not notice ever again.

If you want to something good, take all of the money that would be spent on this statue and donate it to a worthy charity.

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Posted by Ian Tanner on 05/09/2019 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Teddy (laid) bare

Mayor Harmon scores more points with her politician friends by playing racial politics than by actually getting things done.

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Posted by ra237 on 05/09/2019 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Everybody jump ... to conclusions!

LOL Boomers and their weed drama

Posted by matarbongo2 on 04/27/2019 at 2:07 PM

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