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California’s Economic Cooling Act

Senator John Moorlach

OPINION by SENATOR JOHN MOORLACH Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the governor signing Senate Bill 350 (De León), the California “Economic Cooling” Act, at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles: “This law should... (Continue reading)

What happened to ethics?

Kathy Kivley

OPINION by TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Service District does more disservice than service to our community. Now it appears its General Manager, Kathy Kively, has been serving up more to herself than she’s contractually allowed. This is self-service,... (Continue reading)

Tompkins’ Arroyo Grande project to be reheard

Courtland and Grand

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The public is invited and encouraged to attend the Special Meeting of the Arroyo Grande City Council on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. to reconsider the action taken Sept. 8, when the council approved the long-controversial... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande interchange study makes sense

AG sign

OPINION by JIM GUTHRIE and JIM HILL Over the next few months the City Arroyo Grande will be making one of the most important decisions about the future of our city. Our decision on a solution for the Brisco/Halcyon congestion will... (Continue reading)

Oil by rail signifies progress

tank car

OPINION By MARCUS BEAL The Santa Maria Refinery is a small facility located on the mesa that has been a good neighbor for 60 years. They own 1780 acres of land but only use a very small portion of it.... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon desalinated water distribution is dangerous

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

OPINION By BRAD SNOOK Since Adam Hill has been a San Luis Obispo County supervisor, roughly 7 billion gallons of usable water has been discharged to the ocean from the Five Cities area. Yet, instead of promoting emergency measures to... (Continue reading)

SLO County planning: Wherefore art thou?

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION By T. KEITH GURNEE By T. Keith Gurnee Planning for the future is an essential activity of human endeavor. Whether and how we “plan” for our families, our careers, our retirement, the growth of a business, or the future... (Continue reading)

Don’t sacrifice county farmers in water crisis

Debbie Peterson

OPINION By DEBBIE PETERSON San Luis Obispo County’s billion-dollar agricultural industry – which encompasses everything from strawberries to beef cattle – vies for first place with tourism as the top economic engine of our county. More importantly, it provides our... (Continue reading)

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)

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