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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 →

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