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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Gearhart gets a shot at a reduced prison sentence


Posted by Jake Jorgensen on 09/18/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Judge rejects developer's demand for $500,000 from SLO residents

This is great news!

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Posted by Jenna Lovejoy on 09/14/2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Judge rejects developer's demand for $500,000 from SLO residents

The developer sought the identification and personal financial information of all supporters of Friends of 71 Palomar by alleging we opposed the low income units included in the project. No such objection has ever been made, we are seeking a full and valid EIR as to the Historic House, urban forest, and biological assets including raptors.

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Posted by Lydia Mourenza on 09/14/2017 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Gearhart gets a shot at a reduced prison sentence

Bull shot he ripped off a lot of folks knowingly!!

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Posted by Randy Rutkowski on 09/13/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Law firm ranks SLO's 25 most dangerous intersections

These sound like the busiest intersections. I wonder if they really are the most dangerous when you adjust for traffic volume (e.g., accidents per 1000 vehicles per day). Can the author of the article get some more data?

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Posted by Stephen Aiena on 09/01/2017 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Time to grow up: Paso Robles confronts a pressing need to expand emergency services to keep up with demand

It's unfortunate the city lost great leaders in the process and spent money on the outside consultant only to tell them the same thing the Emergency Chiefs had been expressing for the past years. Shame on members on the council who may have been holding on to "the way things were " almost 20 years ago. Shame on other city officials for not focusing on their community's safety first!
Glad to see there was something good to come out of the departure of Paso's ES Chief. He had to get this noticed one way or the other.

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Posted by MMJ on 08/31/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “LA developer demands $500,000 from SLO residents

This is a SLAPP suit, nothing more.

That LA developer and his attorney can just stay down there, and quit bothering the good neighbors of San Luis Obispo with their threats and heavy-handed tactics.

(Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation)

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Posted by Jenna Lovejoy on 08/14/2017 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Los Osos CSD closes in on land for dog park

Most residents in Los Osos today would agree "location" is one crucial factor when considering 'placement' of our utilities, after spending millions $$ attempting to build a sewer plant in the wrong place. Therefore this issue should be recognized as a foremost important consideration and include 'ample' buffers between the proposed dog park and other uses adjoining the proposed site to avoid or minimize conflicts, lawsuits from all the residents living along the east fence line due to noises or stench from dog urine etc.

If, and when we consult the entire community by a vote about reducing the size of our already undersized people park to socialize our dogs, we may want to reconsider said location.

It's not just about socialization of our dogs. It's socialization for the entire community, not just we dog owners.

That's how communities are built, as one writer put it.

Posted by Rose Robertson on 08/13/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Local veterans react to Trump's transgender military ban

While all people of all genders should obviously be treated equally and have the same opportunities, probably a safe bet that there are other areas to pursue this than to serve in the US military and thereby facilitate and or be complicit in war crimes and crimes against humanity in wars based on lies...

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Posted by Chris Knudson on 08/06/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Paso Market Place proposed for downtown unsettles neighbors, awaits City Council approval

Parking is always a problem in Paso - this needs to be addressed first and foremost!

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Posted by Nancy Helton Findlay on 08/02/2017 at 7:40 AM

Re: “SLO 'unlawfully altered' special election ballot, county DA says

If the City Council really wanted an impartial analysis of the Petition/measure they would not have had the City Attorney undertake that. Where was the City Council and City Attorney for the year this was in the works? Why didn't they reach out to the Petitioners earlier on? It is the City Attorney that is responsible for the unnecessary cost of this election which will likely be contested if it fails based upon her unlawful action.

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Posted by Lydia Mourenza on 07/27/2017 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Homebuilders Association to oppose county's affordable housing policy

I'm curious as to why the HBA would advocate for the repeal of SLO County's affordable housing policy. HBA Exec. Director Jeff Eckles says hes concerned about the impact the $3150 in lieu fee has upon the affordability of homes built by large project developers & home builders. Clearly single family homes in the Central Coast are in short supply and expensive. The average cost of a home, new or old in California, is now $550,000. However, its not clear how the in lieu fee puts new homes out of reach of the buyer, penalizes the developer or lacks permanence. Over the 30 year life of a typical home loan, the in lieu fee comes to $105 per year. I'm guessing that's a lot less than the average home owner spends on alcohol every year.

Apparently the HBA has a sympathetic audience at the County Board of Supervisors. Supervisors Peschong, Compton and Arnold rejected a proposal by Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill to create a $5 million revolving fund for affordable housing. Are Peshong, Compton and Arnold in the pocket of the HBA due to generous campaign contributions? Peshong, Compton and Arnold have already shown their willingness to do the bidding of big business in this county. See the BOS' recent decision to spend $6 million in County funds to pay for the North County SGA whose main beneficiaries of this decision are the big grape growers and wineries.

It's a mystery to me why the County Board of Supervisors and the HBA would oppose common sense funding of affordable housing. Many of the men and women in this county who work in construction can't afford the homes they help to build. This doesn't even count the thousands of other people in good paying middle income jobs who cant afford a home. Just out of pure selfishness, it would seem to be in the best interests of the HBA to encourage more affordable housing projects. That would mean more projects for HBA member developers and construction companies, and more housing for the workers those companies so desperately need to build their projects. Why wouldn't the BOS, supposedly working in the best interests of the citizens of SLO County, want to create more affordable housing? Why would they consider repealing the existing affordable housing ordinance when there's already a crisis in affordable housing in this county?

SLO County residents who believe affordable housing is a must, need to mark their calendars. This coming November, The BOS will be considering a repeal of the existing affordable housing ordinance. Supporters of affordable housing should be at that meeting in force to show the BOS that they need to pay more attention to the needs of the little guys, rather than the agendas of the big developers and construction companies.

Bill Alexander

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Posted by William Alexander on 07/27/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Paso Market Place proposed for downtown unsettles neighbors, awaits City Council approval

Great idea. Markets bring people and people are what make the community. I saw this in Oakland at the Rockridge Market Hall. Wines, restaurants, cheese, produce, meats,'s worked well for the last 15 years. Scaled to meet the needs of the neighbors. Make sure you work with the neighbors to accommodate their basic concerns, but move forward on this.

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Posted by Mike Cussen on 07/22/2017 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Paso Market Place proposed for downtown unsettles neighbors, awaits City Council approval

That corner looks blighted. A responsible, sophisticated person who wants to improve and invest in downtown Paso Robles should be welcomed. Especially if it's a good project. Drive those folks away, and the residents end up with unviable hodgepodge.

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Posted by Adian Lenz on 07/22/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Fight erupts over CalCoastNews name

Often, the actions engaged in after a verdict like this, in an effort to delay, discombobulate or prevent the seizing of assets end up causing the debtor substantially more trouble than the original verdict.

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Posted by SloSLO on 07/20/2017 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Dogs chased mailman prior to deadly Grover Beach attack

Pit-bulls aren't killers because they have the wrong owners,rather they attract the wrong owners because they are killers. Responsible pit-owners is a myth, right from the start aquiring the most dangerous dog and living near children is IRRESPONSIBLE

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Posted by Peter Grenier on 07/14/2017 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Behind the spark

Nicely written story but some facts are missing and wrong. From what I understand, she did NOT LET them access the road thru her property. They were utilizing Batdorf's easement which they have been doing for the past 15 to 20 years. And to my knowledge, these men have never hunted anywhere back there other than Batdorf's property. Also the person in the unregistered jeep was Jesse Arthurs, who accesses the property thru Shetler's locked gates and is known to hunt around that area.

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Posted by Elliott James on 07/13/2017 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Morro Bay gets an interim city manager

Very interesting

Posted by Elliott James on 07/13/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Cayucos contemplates options for high school students

This has been ongoing from the getgo. There aren't enough students graduating eighth grade to made any significant fiduciary complications! Much ado about nothing! Leave well enough alone already!

Posted by Melissa Mason on 07/09/2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Cunningham proposes bill to keep pot off school grounds

May work on paper, but needs a serious reality check. If kids want it, they will find it, they don't need a dispensary same as when I was a kid and dispensaries did not exist. Politicians with efforts such as this are not connected with people, just their party. Spend the money on parenting classes for people, not ridiculous regulation we al know is only effective when wearing rose colored glasses.
Stop wasting our tax dollars!

Posted by BDwater on 07/07/2017 at 7:34 AM

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