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  • The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors did not vote Tuesday to "tweak the county's marijuana ordinance," to disallow selling application rights, despite claims by the Tribune and a marijuana consultant. While it takes at least four votes to change a county ordinance, there were only three supervisors in attendance at Tuesday's board meeting.

  • On Feb. 10, the Tribune ran San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill's letter touting depression as his excuse for misbehavior. Depression and deception both start with the letter "D," Mr. Hill, but depressed people are not compelled to deceive.

  • San Luis Obispo's city staff is recommending that SLO allow up to three brick and mortar marijuana dispensaries under new pot regulations that are currently being drafted. [Cal Coast Times] If the regulations are passed, the city of SLO could become the first jurisdiction in San Luis Obispo County to permit recreational marijuana dispensaries.

  • With two San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor seats up for grabs, the five candidates running are raking in cash, collecting endorsements and fervently campaigning. [Cal Coast Times] Campaign finance reports for the second half of 2017 show San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Lynn Compton outpacing her opponent Jimmy Paulding in fundraising for the District 4 race.

  • Monday marked the first day of Fresno's new bus rapid transit system, called FAX Q, which stands for "quick" and "quiet." The buses, running on natural gas and painted in a distinctive light blue, will run along Kings Canyon to downtown, then up Blackstone to Woodward Park and back.

  • Bad news, wildflower watchers: There probably isn't going to be a "superbloom" at the Carrizo Plain National Monument this year. The federal Bureau of Land Management's Central California District wrote that "there's been a hiccup" in this year's rainy season, and the paltry levels of precipitation have been "nowhere near enough for wildflowers."

  • San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested two juveniles in Los Osos on Friday afternoon for firing a BB gun in a "grossly negligent manner." [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 7 p.m., a 911 caller reported seeing someone shoot a rifle from a parked vehicle near the intersection of Clark Valley and Los Osos Valley roads into a vacant field.

  • J.H., Petitioner, v. The SUPERIOR COURT of San Luis Obispo County, Respondent; San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services, Real Party in Interest.

  • I wish San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill the very best, and I hope he is sincere in his admissions of aberrance and promises to seek help and regain our respect, but I remain skeptical. Efforts to recall Supervisor Hill will remain on hold until we can determine whether or not he actually is sincere.

  • San Luis Obispo County's Superior Court Judges have finally answered a question I've long pondered. Why were so many lawyers the driving force behind the American Revolution? John and Samuel Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee, Edward Rutledge, William and Robert Livingston, John Jay, and many more led their neighbors to fight for self-government.

  • San Luis Obispo County has agreed to pay $9.95 million to a Los Osos Wastewater Project contractor who filed a law suit demanding payment for uncompensated construction work. The settlement agreement is slated to go before the SLO County Board of Supervisors for final approval on Tuesday.

  • The Tribune's coverage of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill's recent obscene outburst against a constituent, and Hill's reaction that he will be getting help for depression, were both welcome news. For the Tribune -Hill's primary public enabler-to ask him to get help or resign was remarkable.

  • Canine influenza, or dog flu, is a highly contagious virus that is garnering more attention in the news lately with a recent outbreak in the San Francisco Bay area, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reports. According to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, there have been 72 reports of canine flu in California in the past 1.5 months.

  • The family of the Atascadero man who died in San Luis Obispo County Jail after being strapped in a restraint chair for more than 46 hours has contributed $25,000 to the challenger in the county sheriff race and another $25,000 to the candidate attempting to unseat the county's district attorney. Andrew Holland, a mentally ill man, died in January 2017 at the age of 36 after jail guards left him strapped in the restraint chair, also known as the "Devil's Chair."

  • Golden State Water Co. customers packed Shepard Hall at the Santa Maria Public Library Tuesday night to voice their collective dismay with a proposal to raise their rates by nearly 20 percent starting next year.

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