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Medical marijuana and death with dignity

OPINION by PATTY WELSH Death with dignity means my loved one can stay comfortable in their own home as the end comes closer. They get to sleep in their own bed be surrounded by friends and family any time night or day, unlike a hospital setting. They may be on hospice and have the nurses […]... (Continue Reading)

Are we treating our volunteers fairly in Arroyo Grande?

OPINION by PATTY WELSH I was appointed to be an Arroyo Grande  parks and recreation commissioner in January 2015, and looked forward to serving this year. However, I stepped down this month because of political mudslinging from some of our council members. The backlash of speaking my mind as a resident at council meetings was […]... (Continue Reading)

Board member should apologize for cursing

OPINION By PATTY WELSH On July 15, I attended the meeting of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board of Directors that turned into a circus act of sorts. Jeff Edwards went to the podium during public comment and started to speak when Oceano Community Services District Board President, Mary Lucey came unglued. […]... (Continue Reading)

Arroyo Grande dog park needs more oversight

OPINION BY PATTY WELSH The Five Cities Dog Park Association has plans to put artificial grass in the majority of a large dog park in Arroyo Grande, and I have some concerns about the project. Let me start by saying I have used the dog park ever since it has opened in 2009, and my […]... (Continue Reading)

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