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Supervisor Adam Hill must go

Supervisor Adam Hill

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE With Nov. 8 rapidly approaching, all of the elections—national, state, and local– seem more contentious than ever. Such is the case with the local race for District 3 Supervisor where incumbent Adam Hill is facing San... (Continue reading)

Vote no on Measure J

Gordon Mullin

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Measure J is yet another proposed tax increase on November’s ballot. It’s been requested by our local governments and is intended to fund roads and transportation infrastructure. I’m voting no. Here’s why. First, some background. The... (Continue reading)

Dawn Ortiz-Legg is not fit for office

code-pink

OPINION by DANIEL LEWIS Local Code Pink co-founder Dawn Ortiz-Legg is politically unfit to represent the 35th Assembly District. The deplorable rhetoric and offensive “protest” strategies from Code Pink delegitimizes both their cause and Dawn’s candidacy. As a brother of... (Continue reading)

John Shoals exposes sanitation district to litigation

Ron Arnoldsen

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN The settlement of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’s ongoing issue with the State Water Board has brought calm and clarity to the district, right? On the contrary, Oceano Community Services District Director Mary... (Continue reading)

Post Diablo suggestions lacking

Gordon Mullin

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN After reading the extensive opinion piece by the Tribune’s editorial board, “Seeking economic help post-Diablo Canyon,” I was struck not so much with the suggestions proffered but by the absence of any proposals that will, in... (Continue reading)

It’s not just pot anymore

Jody Belsher

OPINION by JODY BELSHER Today’s marijuana is not what it used to be. Adolescents, teenagers and young adults are vulnerable to brain changes due to the increased potency of the THC in today’s weed. We are failing to educate on... (Continue reading)

Dawn Ortiz-Legg does not understand the legal system

Jordan Cunningham

OPINION by KAREN GRAY Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s negative ads against Jordan Cunningham in the upcoming State Assembly race tell us much more about her than about him. I have known Jordan for many years, and served with him as a Deputy... (Continue reading)

Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s ads are dirty and dishonest

Dawn Ortiz-Legg

OPINION by GARY GILBERT Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s dirty attack ads on the television and radio are misleading. Here are the facts: Jordan Cunningham is the candidate supported by virtually all of law enforcement. That includes District Attorney Dan Dow, Sheriff Ian... (Continue reading)

Some Americans are deplorable

Allan Cooper

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER I woke up this morning thinking about Donald’s slogan and Hillary’s use of the word “deplorable.” Permit me to share with you what I was thinking. Let’s make America great again! Let’s return to the times... (Continue reading)

Why does Carbajal call Lompoc the armpit?

Salud Carbajal

OPINION by ANDY CALDWELL Salud Carbajal, Santa Barbara County supervisor and candidate for Congress, likes to rib people, but sometimes his ribbing rubs people the wrong way. Such was the case when Mr. Carbajal walked into a meeting of local... (Continue reading)



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