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Hill and Gibson espouse their political virginity

Mike Brown

OPINION by Michael F. Brown During the recent debate over selection of the chairman of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill’s supporters, including some current and former local... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Ian Parkinson’s Amerika

Sheriff Ian Parkinson

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN In a jam-packed San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday that was testy from the start, an incident occurred that occupied the frenzied crowd’s attention for just moments, but... (Continue reading)

Hill holding back local Democratic Party progress

Stew Jenkins

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Editor’s note: A column by Democrat Stew Jenkins will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Republican Mike Brown. One of the local Democratic Party officeholders who... (Continue reading)

Will the new county board majority take charge?

Mike Brown

OPINION by MICHAEL F. BROWN Editor’s note: A column by Republican Mike Brown will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Democrat Stew Jenkins. One of the institutional weaknesses of California’s... (Continue reading)

SLO continues to ignore architectural guidelines

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OPINION by ALLAN COPPER On Jan. 3, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 to deny an appeal of a four-story motel project proposed to be located at 1042 Olive Street. This project is... (Continue reading)

A New Year’s wish to CCN readers

Allan Cooper

New Year’s wish by Allan Cooper Imagine if you will a world transforming All news is upbeat, good humor abounds We bring an end to global warming Wars finally end, good will resounds Imagine if... (Continue reading)

The Democratic Party’s way forward is representing the homefolk

Stew Jenkins

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Editor’s note: A column by Democrat Stew Jenkins will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Republican Mike Brown. “I’m a gun tot’n, Christian Democrat,” said the... (Continue reading)

Off limits: Of Mice and Men and the death penalty

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OPINION by STEPHEN COOPER Seventy years after its publication, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men continues to stimulate debate, pro and con, about the death penalty. But justifying capital punishment was the last thing on... (Continue reading)

Trump, Merle Haggard and promises that must be kept

Mike Brown

OPINION by MICHAEL F. BROWN Editor’s note: A column by Republican Mike Brown will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Democrat Stew Jenkins. Recoiling from the defeat of Hillary Clinton,... (Continue reading)

Passing laws to break laws

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE In its paroxysm of over-the-top liberalism, the new Democratic supermajority in California’s state legislature is introducing a package of bills to protect sanctuary cities and illegal immigrants. The legislature is poised... (Continue reading)



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