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Re: “Pismo revokes Alex Bar-B-Q project coastal development permit

Its a shame it was torn down. City of Pismo is doing the right thing. I would hate to be that contractor right now.

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Posted by Mark Marshall on 11/16/2018 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Pismo revokes Alex Bar-B-Q project coastal development permit

I like turtles

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Posted by Ticky Tocky on 11/15/2018 at 11:41 PM

Re: “Pismo revokes Alex Bar-B-Q project coastal development permit

Compass Health owns several restaurants, Including Custom House, Oyster Loft, Ventana Grill and Flagship.

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Posted by Shelley McConnell on 11/15/2018 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Pismo revokes Alex Bar-B-Q project coastal development permit

I'm confused. I'm pretty sure that Pismo Beach had to know that Compass Health isn't in the restaurant business. In order for a healthcare facility to be built at that site, in compliance with current California Building Code, it would need to be rebuilt from the ground up. That being said, there seems to have been a lack of honest forthcoming or intentional miscommunication between the Planning Commission and the contractor/Compass Health.

But the biggest loser here is residents of Shell Beach/Pismo Beach. How long are they going to have to look at that demolished ugliness before someone wins the pissing contest going on between the city and Compass Health? Squash it, find a way for Compass Health to make a "generous contribution" to the community's quality of life, and have everyone get on with their lives.

Charles Bird
Los Osos, CA

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Posted by Charles Bird on 11/15/2018 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Cambria landowners file petition and complaint against SLO County, CCSD

My husband and I have owned a lot since 2001. We would like to join this petition too. The situation in Cambria clearly constitutes A Regulatory Taking and most of the lot owners are paying taxes without representation. This has gone too far for too long. The moratorium was supposed to be temporary. It seems to me that 17 years is not temporary. There is no emergency for water and since the desalination plant was installed and has proven to function well, there should be no water moratorium. Property owners should be allowed to build and this grotesque property rights violation should be put to rest once and for all. The town of Cambria is in sorry need of vitality and new blood. The Cambria Community Service District needs money. This would be a win-win for all. Please reach out to me at

Posted by Joan Linton on 11/14/2018 at 12:44 PM

Re: “DA declines to charge former Paso police officer accused of sexual assault

Consensual sex leaves the same evidence behind as forcible sex. Proving rape in these circumstances becomes simply a matter of the complaining witness' ability to convince a jury (beyond a reasonable doubt) that forcible sex occurred, because any evidence can be reasonably explained away as evidence of sex, but NOT as evidence of a rape. In these cases, the credibility of the witness becomes paramount, and the trial is often as traumatic as the crime that required it -- especially if the complainant does not convince the jury.
A prosecutor will have amassed reams of information about the specifics of any case that will not be available to a commenting public. That is why we won't always understand a given decision, and why we must, ultimately, elect prosecutors who can be trusted.
We have achieved that here in Mr. Dow. We should all realize that our assessments are performed with the assistance of incomplete information, while the DA's office has total information.
Additionally, a rush to trial with a shaky case will eliminate the chance to try the accused should further evidence develop.
I, for one, am in favor of Mr. Dow's fiscal responsibility in passing on this case, even knowing there would be a flap. He could have just as easily brought the case and wasted a grip of time and money on a losing case in the name of political expediency.

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Posted by Paul Embry on 11/13/2018 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Cunningham wins second term in state Assembly

So Cunningham paid $13.18 for each vote, while Ostrander spent just $2.90 per vote. Good thing all the corps gave Cunningham so much money. Wonder who he'll be beholden to. Ostrander didn't take money from the corps. He would have been a far better choice. Not least of which because Cunningham is in favor of trophy hunting. Nothing makes that OK.

Posted by Jenna Lovejoy on 11/12/2018 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Harmon re-elected SLO mayor, Christianson and Stewart on City Council

GREAT JUST GREAT!!!!Heidi Harmon rubs shoulders with corrupt weed growers and land developers and she got voted in again.AWESOME!!!! SLO FUCKED

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Posted by Concerned local on 11/12/2018 at 4:17 PM

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