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Politics in Arroyo Grande is over water resources

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Opinion By OTIS PAGE The main issue in the election in Arroyo Grande is apparent, those who endorse growth and those who for good reason support a moratorium. The headline issue is the large proposed East Cherry development and its impact on water resources and traffic. The East Cherry proposal was finally approved on a 3-2 […]... (Continue Reading)

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Waller’s mayoral candidacy versus Mayor Hill

Mayor Jim Hill

OPINION by OTIS PAGE Retired school teacher Richard Waller is from a well known Arroyo Grande family with deep roots. His mother, now deceased, was active in the South County Historical Society and was a prominent voice in establishing the present agricultural policies of the City of Arroyo Grande, hence, the society’s support of Waller. […]... (Continue Reading)

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Tribune’s criticism of France is overreaching

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OPINION by OTIS PAGE The San Luis Obispo Tribune joined Obama and the Democrat’s Islamic appeasement tactic in its editorial “The burkini bigotry in France has gone too far” and in a commentary by Cathleen Parker titled “Burkinis are not a threat – and they are not of your business.” The word burkini as used […]... (Continue Reading)

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Why does the Tribune celebrate Islam on July 4?

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OPINION by OTIS PAGE On July 4 – a day of celebration of the Nation’s birth – the Tribune’s front page article celebrates Islam – the ending of Ramadan. Dismissing the fact that the Nation’s founders were all Christians – the transparent editorial purpose of the SLO Tribune is to confirm President Barack Obama’s apparent […]... (Continue Reading)

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Is Oceano the tail that wags the dog?

Mayor John Shoals

OPINION by OTIS PAGE Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals, as chair of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, has directed the abandonment of the current bimonthly billing for sanitary services and place it on the property tax. Shoals major reason for this action was because Oceano had refused to paying its share. Here we […]... (Continue Reading)

Debbie Peterson for District 3 Supervisor

Debbie Peterson

OPINION by OTIS PAGE As an aging genetic Republican and an individual of distinct conservative values, I am reluctant to admit that I have come to admire others of different persuasions, especially in a political context. Debbie Peterson is a Democrat, a feminist liberal, an endorser of progressive instincts – but, I must admit, one […]... (Continue Reading)

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The threat to national security is real

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OPINION by OTIS PAGE Given the controversy introduced by Donald Trump on the Muslim question, what should be done? The threat to our national security is real. First, in the interest of national security, any Muslim immigrant should swear absolute dedication to the Constitution and laws of the United States of America and swear they […]... (Continue Reading)

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Should Arroyo Grande judge on appearances?

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OPINION by BEATRICE SPENCER, LEANN AKINS and OTIS PAGE Following is an open letter to the Arroyo Grande City Council: Appearances: The way somebody or something looks or seems to other people. What is the city’s policy on judging appearances of conduct, if any? There is a certain political issue here — particularly regarding the […]... (Continue Reading)

To reduce violence, solve issues with people not guns

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OPINION by OTIS PAGE While President Barack Obama cites Climate Change as our nation’s greatest threat, he rationalizes the San Bernardino massacre as a gun issue initially discounting the terrorist implications. His insistent conclusion that the guns are the problem should be placed in this context: Guns are involved in approximately 10,000 deaths a year. […]... (Continue Reading)

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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 — Barbara Harmon, Jim Guthrie, Mayor Pro Tem Kristen Barneich — and even Tim Brown […]... (Continue Reading)

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