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Carpenter asks supervisors to publicly condemn Hill

SLO Councilman Dan Carpenter

OPINION By DAN CARPENTER Open communication from San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Good morning madam Chair and supervisors. My name is Dan Carpenter, I’m a resident of District... (Continue reading)

Do whining college students respect free speech?

Peter Scheer

BY PETER SCHEER There’s nothing like the massacre of 129 Parisian civilians at the hands of jihadi sociopaths, utterly convinced that their barbarism manifests the will of God, to provide some perspective on the recent whinings of students at a... (Continue reading)

Kiss your SLO views goodbye

Going, going Monterey view. Steel framework encloses the disappearing view of San Luis Mountain.

OPINION BY RICHARD SCHMIDT “Amenity transfer” is an awkward term you’re probably not familiar with, but there’s an old saying in politics: if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. If you don’t know about amenity transfer and... (Continue reading)

The slandering of John Mack

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OPINION by OTIS PAGE Why I believe Planning Commissioner John Mack was slandered — a malicious act to disgrace him in the Nov. 10 meeting of the Arroyo Grande City Council. Let me explain as follows: The three Council members... (Continue reading)

Does Salud Carbajal support farmers, the economy?

Supervisor Peter Adam

Opinion by Santa Barbara County Supervisor Peter Adam Agriculture in Northern Santa Barbara County, or the Colonies as I refer to us, had a bad day at the Oct. 13 Board of Supervisors meeting. Along the usual 3-2 lines, I... (Continue reading)

Protect the job of Arroyo Grande’s Planning Commission

Arroyo Grande City Council

OPINION By OTIS PAGE I am beginning to understand the issues about developer Nick Thompkins and the Arroyo Grande City Council’s consideration to dismiss Mayor Jim Hill’s appointee to the Planning Commission, John Mack. The matter is scheduled for hearing... (Continue reading)

Gibson, Hill, Tribune got it wrong

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OPINION By DAN CARPENTER After observing most of the public hearing including staff presentation, public comment, and deliberation by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, I believe the majority made the right decision in upholding the appeal of... (Continue reading)

Los Osos needs an unbiased investigation

Peggy Pavek

OPINION By PEGGY PAVEK I’m very concerned about the way in which Los Osos Community Services District Board President Mike Wright, Vice President Marshall Ochylski and attorney Mike Seitz went about “selecting” an “investigator” for the matter concerning General Manager... (Continue reading)

Protect public safety, vote no on Nipomo pot shop

No marijauna

OPINION By DICK WRIGHT On Nov. 3, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will consider a minor use permit (MUP) application to establish a medical marijuana dispensary at 2122 Hutton Road in Nipomo. Many residents in Nipomo have... (Continue reading)

Why is the Catholic Church celebrating genocide?

Junipero Serra

Opinion by José Freeman, Salinan Trowtraahl Elders’ Council We are Salinan Trowtraahl. What we share here reflects solely and exclusively the heart of our Salinan village alone and not that of other Salinan tribal organizations. Recently, we were invited to... (Continue reading)

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