Opinion

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Know the facts before you vote

OPINION By CASANDRA APPLETON As election season nears, and more people are announcing their candidacy, I’m deeply concerned that several of the candidates who are running for various political offices may have “questionable” ethics. I say this because a simple... (Continue reading)

Assault on fellow citizens, by what right?

OPINION By AARON ARMSTRONG Are you offended by the truth? Some of us are and choose to exercise our First Amendment constitutional rights in response. Unfortunately, another type of offense just took place in Atascadero on July 7 by another person... (Continue reading)

Alexander Gonzales’ attorney speaks out

OPINION By DARRYL GENIS I have been retained to represent Alexander Gonzales who attended Paso Robles and Liberty High Schools where he was active in FFA, wrestling and welding. He played AYSO soccer for several years. He has been working... (Continue reading)

Lessons learned trudging the campaign trail

By MIKE BYRD Our South County has changed. Our sense of independence may have died with Paul Teixeira. This was, inarguably, the most partisan campaign ever in the South County. Historically, voters have avoided electing candidates who were actively partisan.... (Continue reading)

Open letter to Senator Monning,

OPINION by LARRY and SUE MCGOURTY We are firmly against the formation of an “involuntary inclusion” Paso Robles Water District of any sort. First, it has not been demonstrated that an all-encompassing water district is either necessary or desirable. There... (Continue reading)

Atascadero Little Leaguers have character

OPINION By MIKE BRENNLER Having two grandsons who play in the Atascadero Little League, it has been a busy season for my wife and I. A minimum of three games a week and an abundance of Gatorade and sun block.... (Continue reading)

Open letter to the second district

OPINION By TOM DAWSON My wife and I have been attending the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meetings weekly for the last year and a half (yes, we do need to get a life) because we have noticed... (Continue reading)

Is it unethical for Mike Byrd to take positions on issues?

OPINION By KEVIN RICE Caren Ray has indicated belief that she cannot openly take positions on certain issues which may in the future come before the San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors. Simultaneously, she has criticized Mike Byrd for openly... (Continue reading)

Gibson picks and chooses public comment

Opinion By JULIE TACKER San Luis Obispo County District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson has difficulty listening to public comment. It’s been documented time and time again that as chairman of the board he has shortened speaker’s time, when customarily they... (Continue reading)

Rice’s opinion on Capps

By CCN STAFF After posting Kevin’ Rice’s opinion piece, CCN received several responses about the opinion  and questions about outside opinions. CCN’s policy has been to post opinions of the public regardless of whether or not staff agrees with the... (Continue reading)



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