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Santa Maria mortuaries fill as coronavirus infections spike on Central Coast

Santa Maria mortuaries fill, await vaccine as coronavirus infections spike on Central Coast

Andy Caldwell sinks to new low, spreads lies about Capitol Hill attack

By Joe Payne Local rightwing media host, lobbyist, and failed candidate for Congress, Andy Caldwell, sunk to even lower lows on his radio show on Jan. 6, 2021, the day far-right domestic terrorists goaded by President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol Building in an attempt to overthrow American democracy. After our criminal presidentContinue reading “Andy Caldwell sinks to new low, spreads lies about Capitol Hill attack”

Victory for Tianna Arata as judge kicks SLO County DA Dan Dow off the case

A San Luis Obispo County judge ruled on Friday, Dec. 11, that SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow was hopelessly biased against Black Lives Matter organizer Tianna Arata and co-defendants and would not be able to try their case through his office. The decision from Superior Court Judge Matthew Guerrero pointed to politically-motivated appearances onContinue reading “Victory for Tianna Arata as judge kicks SLO County DA Dan Dow off the case”

UPDATED: “Welcome to MAGA Country motherf*cker” Viral video shows Trump supporters choking man involved in car wreck during Santa Maria MAGA Drag

By Joe Payne — Nov. 9, 2020: Santa Maria, California *See update video below, including direct accounts from those involved in the incident. A video of a Santa Maria man held in a chokehold by Trump supporters has gone viral across the internet. The motorist was being “detained” by members of a “Stop the Steal”Continue reading “UPDATED: “Welcome to MAGA Country motherf*cker” Viral video shows Trump supporters choking man involved in car wreck during Santa Maria MAGA Drag”

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