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California’s Fair Political Practices Commission fined San Luis Obispo businessmen James and Thomas Copeland and banker David Booker $80,000 at its Oct. 14 meeting for violating the state Political Reform Act. The Copelands and Booker are accused of staging a secret and illegal campaign in 2006 to block rancher Ernie Dalidio’s development plans. The five-member Read More →
In a spread that garnered national publicity in Parade Magazine on Oct. 3, San Luis Obispo was crowned “Happy Town, USA,” where, among other things, author Dan Buettner found it to be the No. 1 place in America for emotional health. But just a few days later, California’s Fair Political Practices Commission tore the cover Read More →
San Luis Obispo businessmen James and Thomas Copeland and banker David Booker were the anonymous backers of “No on J,” the campaign to stop rancher Ernie Dalidio from developing 131 acres outside the city, according to a report from state campaign regulators. The three face fines of up to $80,000. The California Fair Political Practices Read More →