Opinion


It is time to end lock-step politics in San Simeon

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The San Simeon Community Services District won’t have to hold an election for the second time in row because so few residents are interested, or are unaware of the process to run for office. The tiny... (Continue reading)

BLM protesters seek justice, need our support

OPINION by PETE EVANS Boy, lots of BLM stuff going on! I just read Andy Caldwell’s commentary and of course that of Chris Arend. They reflect a lot of local San Luis Obispo County and national mentality. I would like... (Continue reading)

Complacency and the Paso Robles sales tax increase

OPINION by JOHN REYNOLDS Soon, voters will receive sample ballots and information for the November election. Many important decisions will be made this year concerning national, state, county, and city issues. I am focused on the proposed sales tax increases;... (Continue reading)

Tears for Tianna Arata

OPINION by ANDY CALDWELL When I consider Tianna Arata, I don’t see a Martin Luther King in the making, not yet anyway, despite what the BLM spin doctors have to say. Instead, I see a young kid who got inebriated... (Continue reading)

The myth of “systemic racism”

OPINION by CHRISTOPHER AREND The recent discussion and civil unrest after the death of George Floyd has been based on the concept of “systemic racism.” The Democratic Party and its candidates, the mainstream media and, of course, the Black Lives... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly: What about our community?

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE The Tribune’s recent report about Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong’s reopening plans highlighted a letter written and signed by 426 faculty, student, and staff members registering concerns about those flawed plans and their potential to... (Continue reading)

Why I protest against Black Lives Matter in San Luis Obispo

OPINION by RICH DONALD If you do a YouTube search of “Rich Donald of SLOASA” you will see a video of me, leading one of, if not the largest protests against law enforcement arresting people for marijuana in county history.... (Continue reading)

Why I protest with Black Lives Matter in San Luis Obispo

OPINION by JAMES PAPP One summer I spent ten weeks doing upscale finish carpentry for a Lake Superior cabin-garage complex we began to refer to as the Garage Mahal. Staying at the neighboring cabin was a Midwest business executive named... (Continue reading)

It is time to stop unwanted calls

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN “Hello Gordon. We’re excited to tell you that you qualify for a $10,000 loan from … .” And it’s about here in this seemingly endless parade of exasperating intrusions that I start yelling profanities into my... (Continue reading)

Why Jeffery Specht would be a great addition to the SLO City Council

OPINION by BRENT SPECHT My name is Brent Specht. I’m 38 years old, born and raised in San Luis Obispo and I am the son of Jeffery Specht, who is running for SLO City Council. I’d like to explain why... (Continue reading)