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Stop abetting violent assemblies

OPINION by MIKE BROWN It’s one thing for weak public officials hiding behind their ostensible support for the First Amendment to rail about extremist hate groups, but it’s another thing for them to have the... (Continue reading)

SLO doesn’t need a new assistant city manager

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Based on some research I did recently, it would appear that the City of San Luis Obispo has the highest number of city employees per capita among five comparably sized California... (Continue reading)

Al Gore movie at the Palm, a must see

OPINION by JAMES DUENOW The 2017 movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” at the Palm Theater, is a must see! It is a documentary, narrated by Al Gore, about global warming; its causes, effects and possible solutions.... (Continue reading)

Tribune editorial exposes writer’s ignorance

OPINION by JULIE TACKER In addition to being factually inaccurate, the Tribune’s recent editorial, “Arroyo Grande mayor claims he did nothing wrong. So why is he so quiet?” takes a poorly aimed pot-shot at Mayor... (Continue reading)

Bike lobby’s control of SLO City Council continues

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE Well the bike lobby may succeed after all. Recognized by many as the most powerful special interest group in the city of San Luis Obispo, they seem to have a stranglehold... (Continue reading)

Did Russia hack the U.S. election?

By JAMES DUENOW Suppose the Russians stole the election for Trump. It would happen like this: They would bring in a group of their techie experts, perhaps a dozen or so. Having carefully studied the... (Continue reading)

BOS needs outside investigation into jail death

By MICHAEL F. BROWN The policing and jail business is inherently hazardous. The opportunity for mistakes is ever present. Violent acts and their potential are a constant threat. From time to time split second decisions... (Continue reading)

B-17 will put affordable housing at risk

OPINION by HEIDI HARMON Please vote NO on this misleading ballot measure. It is unnecessary, ill advised, harmful to every affordable housing program in our city, and could trap the community in costly lawsuits. The... (Continue reading)

Unite for democracy, YES on Measure B-17

OPINION by STEW JENKINS On July 26, the New Times reported that the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney had determined that the City Council “unlawfully altered the initiative,” Measure B-17, in violation of Elections... (Continue reading)

Good riddance Hubner

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has finally parted ways with their new administrator. In just over a year Gerhardt Hubner has turned what was a district emerging from... (Continue reading)



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