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Mothers for Peace seeking delay of Diablo Canyon lease

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

                  Statement by Mothers for Peace Today, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) asked the California State Lands Commission to delay approval of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s application for a... (Continue reading)

Resnicks apologize, plan to donate land to SLO County

Stewart and Lynda Resnick

Statement from Lynda and Stewart Resnick As the owners of Justin Vineyards & Winery, we try to instill in our local team a neighborly spirit, environmental responsibility and entrepreneurial independence, but when we learned of the terrible situation at our... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon should shut down now

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Opinion by Jane Swanson and Linda Seeley San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) learned this morning of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) proposal to withdraw its application for license renewal for the two reactors at Diablo Canyon nuclear... (Continue reading)

The mayor’s thoughts on Arroyo Grande’s budget process

Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill

OPINION by MAYOR JIM HILL The end of June is budget preparation time at public agencies, and I found myself having to oppose Arroyo Grande’s mid-cycle budget adjustments. In order to reduce the overall time spent, Arroyo Grande operates on... (Continue reading)

Renaming our U.S. naval vessels

T. Keith Gurnee

By T. KEITH GURNEE With the recent aggressive sorties flown by Russian jets just 120 feet over the USS Cook in the Baltic Sea against all treaty protocols just a few months ago, it looks like our reaction has been... (Continue reading)

SLO High School principal censors student film, video

Paintbrushes by Cora

OPINION by LAURA ALBERS San Luis Obispo High School Principal Leslie O’Connor refuses to allow a film to be shown, despite over 400 signatures on a petition and over 2,250 views of the film on YouTube. Every year, SLOHS graduating... (Continue reading)

Debbie Peterson’s priorities for District 3

Debbie Peterson 11

OPINION by DEBBIE PETERSON San Luis Obispo County faces complex challenges.  It will take all of us to make  good decisions on development, water, affordable housing, homelessness, oil trains, oil company expansion in Price Canyon, repair to the Avila pier,... (Continue reading)

Eric Michielssen: “I’m not an ideologue?”

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE The New Oxford American Dictionary defines ideologue as “an adherent of an ideology, especially one who is uncompromising and dogmatic.” In his recent Viewpoint article published by the Tribune, District 5 supervisorial candidate Eric Michielsson... (Continue reading)

Dan Carpenter on the issues facing SLO County

San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER Voters throughout the 3rd District of San Luis Obispo County have already begun voting in the June 7 primary. Many will wait until election day to vote at the polls exercising their right and responsibility to... (Continue reading)

Tom Fulks: the merchant of fear

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Is anybody out there as tired as I am of the venomous rants of Tom Fulks? In his latest nastygram published in the San Luis Obispo Tribune attacking Supervisor Debbie Arnold, Fulks begs the question;... (Continue reading)



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