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Los Osos scrambles to pass a budget

Julie Tacker

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In order to comply with state law, on Tuesday the Los Osos Community Services District held a special meeting to adopt their final budget for 2015-16. They did so reluctantly, with the Vice President Marshall Ochylski... (Continue reading)

Cambria’s unethical waste of water

Julie Tacker

OPINION BY JULIE TACKER The Cambrian recently reported that the Cambria Community Services District has eased their rule on outdoor irrigation. Though the district claims the that relaxing the ban will help with fire suppression, it earlier stated it was... (Continue reading)

The sanitation district should finish what it started

OPINION by MARK LONDON and PATRICIA PRICE We served on the nine member citizen committee selected by the board of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District to select a contractor to review past management practices and develop a... (Continue reading)

Corker’s bill turns the Constitution upside down

Matt Kokkonen

OPINION By MATT KOKKONEN The Constitution of the United States of America was adopted 13 years after the Declaration of Independence of 1776. It established the fundamental law of our country. Let us consider Article ll, Section 2 which defines... (Continue reading)

Why throw the book at the disabled?

Michelle Christian with her son Tyler and her daughter.

OPINION By MICHELLE CHRISTIAN I have a son, Tyler, who was born with a rare syndrome, Prader-Willi. It is a medical condition along with severe cognitive delays. He is missing part of chromosome 15. The most difficult part of PWS is... (Continue reading)

Proposed Paso Robles water district tax unjust

Sue Harvey

OPINION By SUE HARVEY Open Letter to San Luis Obispo County LAFCO Commissioners: San Luis Obispo County Supervisors approved a funding plan for their proposed Paso Robles Groundwater District that unfairly taxes and penalizes rural residential users, vacant parcels, and... (Continue reading)

SLO City takes citizens on a wild ride

This is a neighborhood policing publicity photo on the city’s website -- of officers with parked vehicle on the Murray median, which is unlawful.

By RICHARD SCHMIDT Usually I write about very serious San Luis Obispo City politics — water rates, tax elections, other boring stuff. Today, dear readers, we’ll talk about goofy little things our city people do, the warp and weft of... (Continue reading)

Majority say no to a water district tax

water money

OPINION By CODY FERGUSON The Paso Robles Water Integrity Network or PR-WIN, a large group of landowners and concerned citizens residing over the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin, is mounting a formal protest to the proposed formation of an AB 2453... (Continue reading)

Organize and mobilize for a better future

Jim Griffin

OPINION By JIM GRIFFIN We’re now well into the beginning stages of the 2016 presidential election cycle and the “debates” are beginning. Attack ads are already appearing, scandals are unfolding and skeletons in closets exposed. Right wing fanatics seeing who... (Continue reading)

Rail spur impacts outweigh any benefits

tank car

OPINION By LAURANCE SHINDERMAN and TOM RYAN Who doesn’t like the sound of a train whistle in the distance, or standing by and waving to an engineer as a freight train rumbles through town. So when Phillips 66 proposed a... (Continue reading)



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