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Re: “Grover Beach Council remains neutral on Measure G

Miram had it right when she made the compassionate statement to deny the Rail Terminal Project of Phillips 66 and she's right again.

The supporters of fracking play to the cheap seats again and say its jobs...its a quality of life issue. Why would you want to play roulette with health and safety. Once the ground water is breached or over. Then think of the impact on the economy.

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Posted by sirlaurance on 09/20/2018 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Fish out of water: A fishermen's-eye view of the local commercial fishing industry

Just came from a 3 day Pacific Fisheries Management training program, I learned alot about stock assesments and optimum yealds. I learned Oregon and Washington is doing a good job representing their fishermen but in california they say they want to help the fishermen but we are not getting open acess to fish, so biger boats with big quotas from Oregon,and Washington are taking our fish. Our fishermen need to unite and work with our representatives in California to rebuild our fleet and ports.

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Posted by David Kirk on 09/20/2018 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Fish out of water: A fishermen's-eye view of the local commercial fishing industry

This article covers a lot of issues and I agree with all of them. Dave Stevens in the comment above brings to light other points and from my knowledge is also very accurate. Thank you New Times for printing this well written article. Also thank you Mike and Justin for your knowledge of the fisheries

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Posted by Mark Hamerdinger on 09/20/2018 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Fish out of water: A fishermen's-eye view of the local commercial fishing industry

What a great article. I remember when the hardened environmentalists decided that the sea otter around the central coast were actually a different species then those found in Washington and Alaska where are you find them by the thousands. The otters had an extra stripe down there back so they were able to call them a new and potentially extinct species. Otthers are very territorial so fishing & game decided that they need to be moved south. I asked a young lady other day how she thought they were able to transfer the is otters down to the Santa Barbara islands.? I ask her if she thought they just swim up to the boat and hopped on? Actually, they terrorized those little animals chasing them in the skiffs sometimes for days and then when theyre completely exhausted, they put them in a dark fish holed and haul them 150 miles away to another world Of course many of them died, but you never read about that. Just saying.....

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Posted by Dave Stevens on 09/20/2018 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Grover Beach Council remains neutral on Measure G

Thank you Mariam Shah for speaking her truth and voting her conscience. Hoping that other Council members will choose to endorse Measure G as individuals. Go to to see the list of endorsers and also find ways to support this citizen's based effort to protect our precious groundwater resources and reduce greenhouse gases and climate change--while protecting current jobs in the oil industry.

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Posted by Charles Varni on 09/20/2018 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Los Osos Library expansion gets a second shot

The options are a new building, expanding the old building, or renovating a building that already exists. The new and renovation plans will wait until the Habitat Conservation Plan is done, perhaps as long as 5 years. Renovating an existing building will bring us a new library within 1 - 2 years. The idea that we don't need a new library was brought forth, but shot down.

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Posted by Lynette M. Tornatzky on 09/20/2018 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Cambria begins negotiations to separate from its GM

"Big money, big money", only a lot more than anyone ever won on Wheel of Fortune.

Posted by Bob Jones on 09/19/2018 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Injured student athlete files a complaint against Lucia Mar

Simple solution. Eliminate the liability by not exposing the district to risk, eliminate sports.

Posted by Bob Jones on 09/19/2018 at 10:03 PM

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

We have been waiting for nearly 20 years also. How do we join in this petition?

Posted by John K on 09/18/2018 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Socialist organization wants to address housing, homeless issues in SLO

It's funny. You never hear people complain about the cost of the US having the worlds largest military budget (bigger than the next 9 or 10 countries put together), or hear them complaining about the cost of cutting taxes for the extremely wealthy. But the moment you bring up something like free college or making a system that prevents people from going bankrupt from medical bills, all of a sudden, it's "how are we going to pay for it?"

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Posted by Paul Facio on 09/14/2018 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Socialist organization wants to address housing, homeless issues in SLO

Well these are all great ideas until you run out of other peoples' money to pay for all these things.

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Posted by Leslie Halls on 09/13/2018 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Dignity Health merger proposal draws community concerns

Building a network of two of the countys finest hospitals is a win-win. Not only will it be cost effective for patients, but, it will further serve the community with combined staffing efforts and efficient overhead management. I've never yet had a problem with Catholic Services networked hospitals. Rather, I have experienced the altruism of their dedication to providing services FOR ALL, rich and poor, young and old, have and have nots. Wait and see how awesome it will be

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Posted by Melissa E. Mason on 09/13/2018 at 3:45 PM

Re: “YouTuber mulls legal action after Morro Bay police chief run-in

I was just wrongly arrested by these tyrants. Will address it Tuesday at city council

Posted by Joe Stetz on 09/09/2018 at 3:40 PM

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

We fought the county for years to get a covenant (on the cusp of being illegal) removed off our deed in SLO county. Almost 4 years of battling the county government and 5 lost sales due to loan companies would not borrow to potential buyers with the covenant in place, it finally was removed. There are a few thousand property owners in SLO county that also have this covenant placed on their property without knowledge of the selling consequences. Continue the battle!

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Posted by Lynn Floth on 09/09/2018 at 8:48 AM

Re: “SLO County joins opioid suit

Posted by E Huber on 09/08/2018 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Decision on AG aquifer exemption coming this fall

YES on G has the endorsement of many in our community, add your name or business at:…


Atascadero Democratic Club

Bend the Arc SLO

Center for Biological Diversity

Christian Jones, President, Environmental Concerns Organization

Climate Hawks Vote

Courage Campaign

Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families

Earth Ethics, Inc.

EcoLogistics, San Luis Obispo

Emily Roberson, Director, Native Plant Conservation Campaign

Endangered Species Coalition

Environment in the Public Interest

Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO)

Food and Water Watch

Fossil Free Macalester


Oil Change International

Paso Robles Democratic Club

Physicians for Social Responsibility Philadelphia

Power Shift Network

Progressive Democrats of America

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace

The San Luis Obispo County Democratic Party (SLOCDP) & the California Democratic Party (official endorsement)

Sierra Club Santa Lucia Chapter

SLO Climate Coalition Task Force

SLO Progressives

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

Sprout Up SLO

The Surfrider Foundation

Womens March San Luis Obispo


Acropolis Lighting

All Good Products

Allan Real Estate Investments, Arroyo Grande

Apropos Clothing Stores

Arroyo Town and Country Square, LLC

Branch Mill Organic Farm

ClearWater Tech, San Luis Obispo

Gardens by Gabriel

GE FORGE, Grover Beach

Marcia Burtt Gallery

Natural Healing Center, Grover Beach

Pacific Energy Company

Plantera Primal Stoneware Ceramics, Oceano

studio2G Architects, LLP

Templeton Valley Farms

Terries Succulents, Arroyo Grande

Toucan Wines, Arroyo Grande

WRH Research, LLC


Aaron Gomez, San Luis Obispo City Council Member

Abe Lincoln, candidate for San Luis Obispo City Council

Bill Ostrander, Democratic candidate for California's 35th Assembly District, including San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties.

Dawn Addis, candidate for Morro Bay City Council

Yes on Measure G supports our positive water future. Clean and safe drinking and agricultural water are critical to SLO Countys prosperity. Together, we create the future we want - Join me by voting YES on Measure G in the upcoming election. Dawn Addis

Heidi Harmon, Mayor of San Luis Obispo Mayor

Join me to help protect our precious water, our land, our air quality, and build a future with renewable energy support the Coalition to Protect San Luis Obispo County - informed voters empower positive change Heidi Harmon

Jan Howell Marx, Esq. Attorney and former Mayor of San Luis Obispo

Measure G is crucial for the protection our County's most precious resource, water, and most productive economic drivers, agriculture and tourism. I urge you to vote YES on Measure G Jan Howell Marx

Jen Ford, Co-Founder/Organizer at Womens March San Luis Obispo

Marcia Guthrie, Pismo Beach City Council Member


Ann Lucas, Professor Allan Hancock College

Anthony Buffa, Professor of Physics (Emeritus) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Antonio Garcia, Professor of Geology Physics Department, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Dr. Cynthia Lewis, Marine Biologist, Educator

David Mitchell, Professor of Physics Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Dennis Judd, Retired History Instructor - Cuesta College

Heather Dine, Educator and Business Owner

Janice Mundee, Educator

Jennifer Klay, Professor of Physics Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Jessamyn Pattison, Public School Educator

Kathleen Cairns, Educator

Lizza Demsetz, Senior Lecturer of Physics Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Michael Bondello, Professor of Biology Allan Hancock College

Dr. Patrick Len

Richard Frankel, Professor of Physics (Emeritus) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Tara Dolan, Science Teacher


Alexis Sheffield, Student

Amanda Guard, Vice President at The Surfrider Foundation Cal Poly Club

Mikaela Mills, Student


Dr. Deirdre D'Orazio

Dr. George Hansen, MD

Dr. Matthew Kim, DDS

Susan Brigham, Retired RN

COMMUNITY MEMBERS (too many to list here - over 20,000 SLO Voters signed to place Measure G on the ballot - that's about 25% of the vote in our county - bring a friend and VOTE YES on G)

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Posted by Doug Timewell on 09/08/2018 at 10:21 AM

Re: “SLO prepares for the end of California's cash bail system following the passage of SB 10

What this new bill shows me is FAILURE! It was originally suppose to make the inmates financial playground even. However the bill is not about that. It is more about how many people you can get put in jail whether they are innocent or guilty. Until all the parties understand what the difference between mental health issues and mental anguish
WE the people of this county are in MAJOR TROUBLE!
Dan Dow says his office will have trouble with this new bill??? Dan Dow already has issues with his office. I heard that DA Kelly Manderino supposedly specializes in Domestic violence??? I disagree. If she actually did her homework on her cases. She would know who the abuser really is! The Da's office doesn't help people who NEED help instead they incriminate them. The public defenders office they incriminate innocent people too! The courts incriminate innocent people. It's time the PEOPLE of this county stand up and fight for your rights! It is ILLEGAL to enter anyone's home WITHOUT A WARRANT! You have to HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE NOT HEARSAY!

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Posted by Therese Hanysz on 09/08/2018 at 3:02 AM

Re: “SLO jail inmate who hanged himself needed mental health evaluation

I know what is really going on in the jail. This man was to be released in Oct. People think real hard why would you take your life when you only had a month left before release??? He had mental health issues according to who? Their psychiatrist or phsycologist??? They can NOT tell the difference between a person with mental health issues or a person who is going through mental anguish from abuse!!! The title 15 rules are being violated! Ada disability rights are being violated! I hear what is going on in there every day! It is disgusting what they do and don't do to those inmates! You don't abuse them! You can't deny them their rights to be healthy or clean! The jail does not have their priorities straight. To use "inmate funding" to install new TVs. however the electric shavers don't get sterilized between inmates? The inmates are subjected to communicable diseases! Sharing razors is against the title 15 rule. There is so much more I can write!

Posted by Therese Hanysz on 09/08/2018 at 2:46 AM

Re: “Social disservices

I'm curious as to why we (the public), have not been informed of anything more, for about 10 yrs., regarding the CWS in SLO county, and the fact that they are still stealing, abusing, trafficking, killing our ,(again the public) children, and destroying lives for money.
I would be most grateful, if you will please inform the public, of how many many more children they have stolen from loving families, forced them to take pills for depression (geez, go figure), put them into various questionable places and killed their spirits.
And more.
A follow up to your article from August 24th, 2006. 4:00am, would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks

Posted by Holly Bowser-Gagnon on 09/07/2018 at 7:14 AM

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

Good for them! It is about time! We were lot owners too on the CCSD wait list #15. We gave up and sold.

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Posted by Ann McCabe Parrack on 09/07/2018 at 6:46 AM

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