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What should the mayor of Arroyo Grande stand for?

OPINION By JIM HILL The recent article in CalCoastNews about favoritism and other abuses of power in Arroyo Grande confirms and enlarges on what several business and property owners had told me prior to my decision to run for mayor.... (Continue reading)

Thanks to Carpenter and Smith for protecting SLO

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT The following letter was sent to the San Luis Obispo City Council regarding their “failure,” as the Tribune put it, to approve general plan provisions that would allow high density housing beneath the flight path into... (Continue reading)

Pro-water district opinion full of holes

OPINION By CINDY STEINBECK If you read Ms. Gage’s recent pro AB2453 water district editorial you may have been as bemused as I was. In the opinion piece Ms. Gage argues that adjudication is not an appropriate basin management tool.... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo’s Laguna Lake needs dredging

OPINION By JIM FOLEY The Laguna Lake Natural Reserve Conservation Plan is long and complicated and the dredging permit process itself is also long and complicated. According to the city biologist there may be agencies that don’t even want us... (Continue reading)

Terrible choices for leadership in Los Osos

OPINION By TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Services District has three seats up for election on Nov. 4. While some are optimistic to see change, I’d like to shed some light on who remains on the board for another... (Continue reading)

Why I oppose the Arroyo Grande City Charter

OPINION By JIM HILL The passage of Arroyo Grande City Charter, Measure C-14 on city ballots, would make two fundamental changes from the general law requirements that are not in residents’ interests. First, as explicitly stated in Section 302 of... (Continue reading)

Another back-room romance: government and local media

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” — Philosopher and linguist Noam Chomsky OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN It used to be that citizens who had the nerve to... (Continue reading)

Dirty dealings at Arroyo Grande Council meeting

OPINION By TORY RAND As I walked into the Arroyo Grande City Council Chambers on the evening of Oct. 14, after having done so many times over the last year, I immediately noticed one thing, instead of the usual six... (Continue reading)

Dredging Laguna Lake before the rains makes sense

OPINION By JIM FOLEY An open letter to the San Luis Obispo City Council: I have been a resident of San Luis Obispo for 35 years, 18 spent living on Laguna Lake. For well over a decade, I and many... (Continue reading)

The NRC needs to consider seismic data in Diablo Canyon license renewal

OPINION By FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Friends of the Earth has filed a petition to intervene in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission proceeding that would allow Pacific Gas & Electric’s controversial Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors to run for an additional twenty... (Continue reading)



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