Keep dogs out of Paso Robles parks

OPINION by JAN ALBIN Paso Robles has an ordinance against dogs in our parks. But the City Council wants to repeal that ordinance to now allow dogs in all eight city parks. Why? Because, according to the council; “the current... (Continue reading)

It’s time San Luis Obispo High School puts student safety over sports

OPINION by AMBER WILKERSON Why can’t San Luis Obispo High School and the district get it right and prioritize student safety over competitive athletics?  Or even do both at the same time?  It seems like every chance they get to demonstrate that... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Airport: economic asset or subsidized flying club?

OPINION by BILL BORGSMILLER As the current fixed-base operator at the Paso Robles Airport, ACI Jet is providing this op-ed to give people a clear view of our perspective on the request for proposal process and anticipated next steps. I... (Continue reading)

Importance of truth and ethics in our justice system

Opinion by San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow The jury verdicts in New York v. Donald J. Trump, regardless of anyone’s political preferences, present a very significant historic event for our nation. The trial and its verdicts are... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach voters want judge to order city to accept recall petitions

OPINION by DEBBIE PETERSON On Thursday, May 23, at 9 a.m., Superior Court Judge Craig van Rooyen will be asked by a grassroots volunteer group of Grover Beach voters to uphold U.S. and California election laws and order Grover Beach... (Continue reading)

Congressman Salud Carbajal’s bounced check to Santa Barbara County

OPINION by ANDY CALDWELL Santa Barbara County supervisors recently congratulated themselves for putting a dent in the homeless population, albeit they were forced to admit that, after spending some $130 million over the last couple of years, the homeless population... (Continue reading)

A cautionary tale revisited

Opinion by Kenny Enney, a Paso Robles School board trustee The people of California were still being told that the state government was enjoying a $100 billion surplus in May 2023. But by May 2024, that surplus has become a... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay’s Embarcadero is not suitable for a battery storage facility

OPINION by GAIL JOHNSON An open letter to my neighbors in Morro Bay: You have accused me of being a NIMBY, which I do not deny. However, many sound planning decisions started with people like me. I’ll start by telling... (Continue reading)

The life and perils of a Central Coast farmer

OPINION by ANDY CALDWELL Family farms are disappearing across America including here on the Central Coast. That is because farming is subject to more risk than virtually any other sector of our economy. Nonetheless, two organizations have published a “study,”... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles needs to put paid parking on the ballot

Opinion by proponents of the Paso Robles paid parking referendum To the 2,426 Paso Roblans who signed the referendum petition to place paid parking on the ballot, bravo and thank you for participating in the referendum process! The referendum was... (Continue reading)