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

There is no obligation in California to identify yourself unless you are arrested for a crime (if you are operating a motor vehicle a different set of standards apply). Concerns for Officer Safety without valid probable cause or RAS do not trump a citizen's right to film in public areas. Handcuffing and IDing someone in those circumstances is actually a violation of law and a potential civil rights violation. Usually these sorts of cases do not get pursued because it is expensive to file suit and hire a lawyer. The public agencies have the advantage of being tax payer funded so unless there is a large hue and cry police often are able to violate the rights of citizens with impunity. We shall see what happens in this case.

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Posted by nate78222 on 02/18/2018 at 5:12 PM

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

Diana February is absolutely wrong about a citizen being required to identity themselves to a police officer when asked. There are circumstances when this is true, but it was NOT true in this case.

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Posted by Henry W on 02/19/2018 at 10:52 PM

Re: “District 4, take your pick: South County voters will choose between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding for county supervisor

Lynn Comptons paranoia is becoming unbearable. Ask her a tough question and she is certain to believe you are out to destroy her. There is no way you can fairly or competently represent your constituents if that is your attitude.

There is no question the Board of Supervisors has become more divided, messed up and dysfunctional since Compton joined the board.

35 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by rightword 2 on 03/15/2018 at 7:04 AM

Re: “District 4, take your pick: South County voters will choose between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding for county supervisor

Lynn Compton has been a huge disappointment. Her lack of relevant work experience equals her lack of compassion for the middle class and the needs of citizens in her district. Her quasi-libertarian/extremist attitudes combined with her over-bearing us-versus-them paranoia, add up to nothing more than rigid ideological approach , supreme selfishness and greed aimed at helping herself and a small band of behind-the-scene backers and close friends.

Jimmy Paulding, on the other hand,is exactly the kind of respectful, competent and fair-minded candidate San Luis Obispo County needs now more than ever. Meet the man and find out. He has the kind of work experience and background that is a perfect fit for the kind of serious infrastructure work that needs to be done in San Luis Obispo County. Unfortunately, that is the kind of leadership role that Compton has handed over to cynical lobbyists who treat her as a pawn and puppet in their self-dealing schemes. She is not a leader. She is a tool used by others to promote their own selfish interests. The evidence is in nearly every one of her board votes.

Put both candidates side-by-side, ask them both the hard questions, and it becomes quite clear that Paulding is the common sense candidate who will answer the questions honestly and do the most to help the citizens of San Luis Obispo County get along and prosper.

If you're looking for an independent, fair-minded and competent candidate for County Supervisor there is none better than Jimmy Paulding. Meet the man and find out for yourself. The right choice becomes obvious.

34 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by rightword 2 on 03/15/2018 at 5:49 AM

Re: “District 4, take your pick: South County voters will choose between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding for county supervisor

There is little doubt that Jimmy Paulding is scrupulously following campaign laws and will make all disclosures in a timely manner as legally required. When scrupulously following the law, there is no shame in using discretion, wise political strategy and smart timing to respect the legitimate, common sense wishes of those who contribute to ones campaign.

Those who meet Mr. Paulding quickly realize he is the most forthright, honest and competent candidate for Fourth District Supervisor and deserves the respect and support of Republicans, Democrats, libertarian and independent voters throughout the county.

Do the research. Meet the man. Your choice will be clear.

29 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by rightword 2 on 03/15/2018 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Home on the water: One family lives in Port San Luis Harbor but a rent increase is moving them out

I just wanted to raise some points to this comment. First, we do not pollute the bay. We have a compost toilet that puts out zero discharge, that is disposed of onshore , and by the time it is disposed is ready to be used in a garden. Our boat runs totally on solar for our living aboard needs(no gas or diesel generator). Also, we have been paying property taxes here (as well as in San Diego) because of living on our boat. So please get your facts straight. The county services are a joke. The showers are filthy and broken most of the time, the laundry rooms too. These are also open to the public, not an amenity just for liveaboards. I take offense at you saying we're abusing our kids. They are probably the most well adjusted, smart(They have 3.8 and 4.0 GPAs) , friendly kids you'll ever meet. We take care of all their needs and more. How dare you say that without knowing us, Anne Rider

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Posted by Anne Rider on 12/23/2017 at 6:01 AM

Re: “District 4, take your pick: South County voters will choose between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding for county supervisor

Compton will not face the public. Just last week she was at a Town Hall meeting with Ian Parkinson and hid in the front row when questions were directly related to her. She constantly plays the victim card when criticized for making egregious comments. Claiming that she has to wait for more science before accepting the Public Health issue at Oceano Dunes is morally corrupt. People and children are suffering and you can bet that if either one of her children faced a health threat no matter how significantly researched she would take the safe route and be preventative of that threat. She is nothing more than a mouth piece for the elite.

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Posted by Steve Lacki on 03/15/2018 at 12:19 PM

Re: “District 4, take your pick: South County voters will choose between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding for county supervisor

It's telling that only Jimmy Paulding has held community workshops in Oceano (and Nipomo) to listen to residents' concerns and discuss his vision for the future. The 2013 Oceano Revitalization Plan has stalled while Compton's been in office. Jimmy has the motivation and expertise to make good things happen for our neglected community.

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Posted by Cynthia Replogle on 03/15/2018 at 11:35 AM

Re: “District 4, take your pick: South County voters will choose between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding for county supervisor

Lynn Compton's total donations were an AVERAGE of $400.00 from 400 donors? An "average" and she claims Paulding is hiding something? Hmmm...

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Posted by Brad Snook on 03/15/2018 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Gurnee to challenge Harmon for SLO mayor

Don't we already have enough local politiicans with huge egos and rude, aggressive attitudes?

We need more politiicans with fresh, modern ideas and a propensity to unify our community rather than tear it apart.

It seems Mr. Gurnee needs to continually attack others in order to keep himself engaged. This is NOT a good sign. I'm concerned that electing Gurnee would be a step backwards at the worst possible time.

Gurnee's over-the-top and caustic obsession with Adam Hill is another red flag.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/17/2018 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Advocates raise alarms about county cannabis policy

I Think San Luis Obispo needs to figure this out and fast. Because other towns around us are going to pass us up with all this and we will loose out on a lot of tax money that could go to very good use. They are worried about the power plant closing and all the money the city will loose? Well this is an opportunity to make up for some of the lost revenue. Come on we tax alcohol and tobacco this IS NOT any different. As far as I am concerned Alcohol is worse then pot will ever be. Be smart San Luis you could make a lot of money very fast. I just honestly think the county needs to open their eye's.

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Posted by blujello 9 on 12/07/2017 at 8:05 AM

Re: “District 4, take your pick: South County voters will choose between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding for county supervisor

For people who are ethical and care about the overall well-being of San Luis Obispo County and its residents, contributing to Lynn Comptons campaign makes as much sense as flushing money down the toilet. But no doubt she will be asking for more as she always does!

Lynn Compton needs to spend more time with her family. Seriously!

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Posted by rightword 2 on 03/15/2018 at 12:51 PM
Posted by Jaye Smith on 03/15/2018 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Home on the water: One family lives in Port San Luis Harbor but a rent increase is moving them out

The first person to post to these comments is clearly an uninformed fool who does not know this family. You have some nerve to insinuate that his family pollutes the bay and that he is somehow abusing his kids. What an absolute ignorant comment to make. I have known C.C. Rider (yes, that's his real name) since high school. This guy lived and breath surfing and the beach lifestyle. His wife Anne is a smart, beautiful and amazing mother. They have both raised these kids with clarity, focus and manners. Yes, manners!!! I kid you not . . . you will not find kids who are more polite. They are ridiculously smart too. You'd be hard pressed to find other kids who are more knowledgeable about the beach, environment and marina lifestyle. Their GPA's speak for themselves. I have visited their Tiki home "on the water" many times and have pumped thousands of dollars into the Avila Beach Community during my numerous week-long visits. In the time they have lived there, I have seen the marina and surrounding community deteriorate - and that's coming from a tourist. I've seen customer service take a nose dive too. It's simply not as desirable as it use to be. I can absolutely understand CC not feeling welcomed like in years past. CC and Anne have chosen the lifestyle they want for their kids. Anyone who passes judgment on them for doing so should be ashamed of themselves. They are the type of people who would give you the shirt off their back. They are involved in their community and are amazing stewards of the environment and harbor. All four of them are beautiful people, both inside and out, and if they pull up anchor and sail further up the coast - it would be Port San Luis' loss and Morro Bay's gain.

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Posted by Larry Williams on 12/23/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “District 4, take your pick: South County voters will choose between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding for county supervisor

Jimmy Paulding is exactly what SLO County needs. Lynn Compton does nothing for the average person and ignores the middle class. It is clear just by listening to her own words, much less comments from locals, that her allegiance lies with big money. This is a small town election and your vote actually counts. Many of us have a hard time paying attention to politics, I get it, it is off putting, especially this past year, but please, spread the word about this election and go VOTE ON JUNE 5th.

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Posted by Barbie Clark on 03/19/2018 at 11:48 AM

Re: “District 4, take your pick: South County voters will choose between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding for county supervisor

I met Jimmy Paulding for the first time at an event at Elm St. Park last month. He was open and friendly and answered every question put to him. He had a thorough understanding of local issues and it became obvious he had read and given thought to actual data, reports and constituent input and was using that information to find reasonable ways to address them. He came across as honest, decent and genuine; a person willing to hear and respectfully consider all sides in making a decision in the long-term best interests of this county and his constituents. This is an approach is that is very much needed today.

I encourage anyone who thinks our board can do better to take a few minutes to meet him this Sunday from 11a-2p at Rancho Grande Park at James Way and check out his website. We need a man with his background, intelligence and temperament to help take this county in a more positive direction.

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Posted by Cindy Hansen on 03/16/2018 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Fracking initiative gets 20,000 signatures

Ms. Halley, while youre waiting for EPA approval, why not obey the law and stop reinjecting into our county water aquifer? And, If your company really has no expansion or next phase plans, as you say - why not withdraw your application for expansion?

I call bullpucky Stop the illegal reinjection.

Our Board of Supervisors and County Planning should take action now.

Lets be clear, Sentinel Peak Resources is illegally dumping oil field waste and water into an aquifer without approval, they are seeking approval for the aquifer exemption and expansion to grow the oil field, this will and greatly increase the amount of oil and water extracted and most importantly reinjected into the acquirer theyre currently outlawed from using.

My 2 cents.

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Posted by Doug Timewell on 05/03/2018 at 8:13 AM

Re: “District 4, take your pick: South County voters will choose between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding for county supervisor

With Lynn Compton's failures so apparent and the distrust and anger toward her being so profound and widespread, it is easy for Paulding supporters to focus on her derelictions, rather than taking the more positive approach of making sure voters are aware of Paulding's obvious strengths and superiority as a candidate and future supervisor.

Ironically, the more Compton screws up and screws over, the more attention she gets. Fortunately, the good word about Paulding is reaching voters anyway, despite the distractions.

Anotehr challenge will be allowing Compton to step away from politics and embarassments as gracefully as possible without feeling compelled to pile on public criticism in the course of enterng into retirement.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 03/17/2018 at 3:23 PM

Re: “District 4, take your pick: South County voters will choose between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding for county supervisor

Congratulations to Mr. Paulding! It is a testament to Jimmy Pauldings' remarkable campaign and inspiring message that the Fourth District supervisor's race has been deemed worthy of a New Times cover story so early in the race.

This is unprecedented and an example or why people are now talking with respect about the quote JIMMY PAULDING PHENOMENON unquote that has rallied eager support from so many Republicans, Democrats and independent voters throughout the South County and beyond.

SLO County has not seen anything like this in a local race in decades, if ever.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 03/17/2018 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Neighbors take Morro Bay, auto shop to court over permit

The shop was there first. Easy decision. The complainer ought to pay for the lawyer fees too.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ian Tanner on 01/19/2018 at 9:51 AM

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