Opinion

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We need to protect against localized terrorist attacks

On April 15, 2013, extreme Muslim terrorist bombing in Boston resulted in 260 wounded and three deaths. However, the very next day, April 16, 2013, marked another day of terrorist attack on American soil that was virtually ignored by the... (Continue reading)

To drive through or not to drive through

OPINION By JULIE TACKER When considering the proposal for the Los Osos McDonald’s drive through in the old Bank of America building at the Vons shopping center, one just has to look at surrounding communities and take note of where... (Continue reading)

SLO residents need to band together

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT The right of the people to know what their local government is doing is sacrosanct in California. State law – the oft-referenced Brown Act – thunders: “The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 rail project – explosive risks far outweigh the benefits

OPINION By MESA REFINERY WATCH GROUP CHAIR PERSON LINDA REYNOLDS In 1955, San Luis Obispo County approved a plan to bring crude oil to its Nipomo Mesa Santa Maria Refinery via pipeline. Over the years, the Nipomo refinery was operated... (Continue reading)

Carter wants SLO council to appeal judge’s decision

Former San Luis Obispo Councilman Andrew Carter’s letter to the city council: Dear council, What follows is lengthy. I realize that. It covers every nuance I can think of about the decision you face on Monday. As you are aware,... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority never considered Cal Fire comparison

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In a well-publicized, “cost saving” effort the Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) was formed in July of 2010; combining fire services from Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Oceano. Not once, before or after, the formation has... (Continue reading)

Steinbeck: Looking deeper into EMWD’s thirst

A letter to the board of directors, Eastern Municipal Water District, Perris, California OPINION By  CINDY STEINBECK In Kevin Pearson’s Feb. 19, 2014 letter to the editors of CalCoastNews and the San Luis Obispo Tribune, he wrote that he was... (Continue reading)

Sometimes the good guys win

OPINION By ROGER FREBERG It’s been an interesting year and its only February. A landmark legal case decided by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the 13th of February will have profound effects on California, New York and possibly... (Continue reading)

Los Osos officials playing games

OPINION By TOM SALMON Shame on the Los Osos Community Services District, they have scheduled a Special Meeting, to appoint a replacement for Director David Vogel, who inadvertently moved outside the district boundaries in December, at a time few will... (Continue reading)

Who are you kidding Mr. Reaugh?

OPINION By LARRY MCGOURTY I read Mr. Reaugh’s latest “advertorial” for a water district with some bemusement. How a small band of elitists and a grass root organization so out of touch that its own membership is in open rebellion... (Continue reading)



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