Thursday, September 28, 2023     Volume: 31, Issue: 46

Weekly Poll
Do you think the Carrizo Plain should stay a national monument?

Absolutely. The Carrizo is one of the last undeveloped areas of the San Joaquin Valley, a protected habitat for endangered species, and a natural wonder for the public.
Yes, but I don't think it's as clear cut as some think. The Trump Administration should take a look at its status.
The feds should consider reducing the size of the monument.
No. The Carrizo should be privatized. Allow the market to tap into its natural resources.

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Each week, 37,000 copies of New Times are distributed throughout San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County at over 950 pickup points. We keep a sharp eye out for new locations and monitor every pick-up point like a mama bird keeping watch on her brood. When demographics and population patterns shift, so do we. But we don't do it alone. We work closely with Verified Audit Circulation, one of the nation's premiere newspaper auditing services. You'll find New Times maintains controlled placement in outdoor racks and boxes, at hotels and motels, retail stores, banks, shopping centers, restaurants, and nightclubs.

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