Opinion

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The fight to clean up Arroyo Grande

OPINION By LEANN AKINS I attended the special meeting in Arroyo Grande on the evening of Nov. 19 to learn the much awaited and anticipated fate of City Manager Steve Adams. While the council has placed him on paid administrative... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority should reconsider hiring Lieberman

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In light of the change in political winds in the South County it would be prudent for the Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) to suspend its hiring process for a new fire chief. In spite of... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande wins with Jim

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Who is Jim Hill? While most Arroyo Grande voters voted for write-in candidate Jim Hill as a protest to the status quo, you may be pleasantly surprised to know a little more about Jim. Jim has... (Continue reading)

Hill challenges Shoals

OPINION By JIM HILL The recent election represents an opportunity for residents of Grover Beach, Oceano and Arroyo Grande to change some policies at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District that have not been in residents’ interest. In... (Continue reading)

This is an insult to veterans

OPINION By TOM SALMON Each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month. On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor’s adopted a resolution proclaiming November “Thank a Veteran Month” in our county. Counties all... (Continue reading)

Will the real demagogues please stand up?

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Usually, those unusually insipid things we read so regularly in our local daily newspaper come and go from our thoughts like the pat of a subway groper. Until Joe. Look, I’ll say from the start that... (Continue reading)

Quiet title action supports constitutional rights

OPINION By ALLEN DUCKWORTH The opinion expressed by Robert Brown in his Nov. 3, article entitled “Basin Adjudication Does Not Solve Our Groundwater Problems” seems to express a bit of desperation. Mr. Brown is correct that both Laurie Gage’s articles... (Continue reading)

RVs for veterans program reaches milestone

OPINION By BECKY JORGESON We donated our 30th RV to a homeless veteran here on the Central Coast on Saturday. Many thanks to all donors who opened your hearts to our veterans who can’t be helped through other avenues. Because... (Continue reading)

Painting the town neon yellow

OPINION by COLLEEN MARTIN I have worked on local campaigns for twenty years. I have never experienced anything like the Arroyo Grande write-in Jim Hill campaign. The write-in campaign brought together campaigners from all walks of life. None of the... (Continue reading)

Basin adjudication does not solve our groundwater problems

OPINION By ROBERT BROWN Laurie Gage’s fact-based analysis which exposed the fallacy that adjudicated basins are better managed obviously struck a nerve with the litigants who have filed the quiet title lawsuit. While they are oblivious to the fact that... (Continue reading)



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