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Elections could rattle region’s city halls

By   /  Monday, October 18th, 2010  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Elections could rattle region’s city halls

The battles for the 112th Congress and the governor’s office may be sucking up most of the oxygen this campaign season, but voters up and down the Tri-Counties will also pick new city councils on Nov. 2.   The region’s largest cities — Oxnard, Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley — all have contested council elections. Read More →

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Editorial: A race to watch

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: A race to watch

While the surging Tea Party threatens a battle for the soul of the Republican Party, Democrats on the Central Coast face a nasty fight of their own. In what was once the safest of seats, termed-out Assemblyman Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara, seems unlikely to support his one-time protege, Das Williams. Williams, a Santa Barbara city Read More →

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Eight vie to chart future of Harbor District

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2010  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Eight vie to chart future of Harbor District

Whatever the outcome in November, this is a history-making election for the Port of Hueneme. The Oxnard Harbor District, the public agency that owns and operates the deep-water commercial port, is in the midst of its most competitive campaign in decades. Two of the three incumbents who are up for re-election are retiring, throwing the Read More →

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Editorial: For SLO’s prosperity, vote no on Measure H

By   /  Monday, September 27th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: For SLO’s prosperity, vote no on Measure H

In recent years, a relative bright spot for the San Luis Obispo economy has been a spurt of development along Broad Street and Tank Farm Road in the area south of the city center. Although this area is quite a distance from the Cal Poly campus, it has become a bit of a hub for Read More →

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Editorial: Jail tax a necessary pain

By   /  Monday, September 27th, 2010  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Jail tax a necessary pain

In Santa Barbara County, an unusually broad coalition is backing Measure S, a public safety initiative that would at last give the Santa Maria Valley a viable way to lock up criminals. There is no doubt that Measure S has a hefty price tag. It would increase the sales tax by half a cent for Read More →