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Partisanship and participation: A reply to Matt Kokkonen

Michael Latner

OPINION by MICHAEL LATNER On Jan. 30, candidate for the 24th Congressional District Matt Kokkonen published an editorial in CalCoastNews, in response to his not being initially invited to a Congressional debate held at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. ... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district employee speaks out

John Wallace

Opinion by Scott Mascolo I am the first of two people to be terminated by former administrator John Wallace from the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District for standing up for what we believed was the right thing to... (Continue reading)

Locals remember Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE Jan. 18, the day that the Eagle’s brilliant co-founder Glenn Frey died. For all of us who love rock ‘n roll, it was one of those moments you’ll never forget where you were when you heard... (Continue reading)

Don’t send John Wallace’s excuses to law enforcement

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER An open letter to the south San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board: It was with great disappointment that I read the agenda for Wednesday night’s meeting that includes a presentation by John Wallace to address... (Continue reading)

AG mayor’s state of the city address

Jim Hill 2

OPINION by MAYOR JIM HILL I’m often asked, “What’s it like being Mayor?” or “What are some of the things you’re involved with as Mayor?” and “How do you like the job?” It’s challenging and interesting and sometimes a lot... (Continue reading)

John Wallace should not get preferential treatment

John Wallace

OPINION by APRIL MCLAUGHLIN Open letter to the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District: I am writing to request that John Wallace does not get any preferential treatment before the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board at... (Continue reading)

Republican candidate nixed from Cal Poly debate

Matt Kokkonen

OPINION by MATT KOKKONEN Cal Poly has denied a declared Republican Congressional Candidate participation at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Congressional debate on Feb. 4. Political science professor Michael Latner is refusing to allow me, Republican Matt Kokkonen, to participate... (Continue reading)

Oregon standoff protester speaks out

Neil Wampler

OPINION by NEIL WAMPLER Like many alcoholics and drug users, I have found myself responsible for a horrible tragedy. In a drunken rage, I committed the crime as described in the Cal Coast News, and have had to live with... (Continue reading)

Should Los Osos dump Wallace and Seitz?

John Wallace

OPINION by TOM SALMON On Sept. 30, it was brought to the attention of the Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD)  Board that General Manager Kathy Kivley had overpaid herself. This was less than a month after independent auditors would not... (Continue reading)

Report on John Wallace presents a cautionary message

Jim Hill 2

OPINION by ARROYO GRANDE MAYOR JIM HILL After six months of investigative work, the long awaited report on past management practices and operations of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District will be released and presented at the sanitation... (Continue reading)



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