Roger Freberg is a San Luis Obispo resident who is using his retirement to write a culinary-inspired blog, comment on important local events and occasionally enjoy getting sued for his journalistic excellence. Roger’s View of the World, Love and Seafood Gumbo!
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OPINION by ROGER FREBERG The impending draw down of Diablo Canyon raises a number of questions, not just for local government entities dependent on the huge tax windfall they’ve enjoyed for decades, but also for PG&E employees, the people who provide services and goods for those employees, and the consumers of electric power in California.... (Continue Reading)
OPINION by ROGER FREBERG I think if you lived in a hole or an island without power you may not have heard of the death of Antonin Scalia. The reactions have been immediate and passionate, ranging from sadness due to the loss of a last vestige of the “good times” of President Reagan to the... (Continue Reading)
OPINION By ROGER FREBERG It’s been an interesting year and its only February. A landmark legal case decided by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the 13th of February will have profound effects on California, New York and possibly Iran. Before we can talk about this case, here is a little background. When grandma... (Continue Reading)
OPINION By ROGER FREBERG (Editor’s note: This is part two in a two-part opinion piece.) “It’s not every day that left-leaning academics admit that they would discriminate against a minority.” – Washington Post College life today College has changed since the 70s. For one thing, it is ridiculously expensive these days. Parents are paying $60,000... (Continue Reading)
OPINION By ROGER FREBERG Conservative author and activist Ann Coulter will speak at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo on Feb. 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Chumash Auditorium in the University Union. The event is free and open to the public. However, tickets are required (information below). Ann has already created quite... (Continue Reading)
By ROGER FREBERG Here we are in the midst of the holiday season. Most people who bake from scratch measure this season from the first thought of a Thanksgiving Turkey and Pumpkin Pie to the last chip and dip at a Super Bowl Party and all the celebrations in between. Every family has a set... (Continue Reading)
By ROGER FREBERG The search for quality ingredients and adequate cooking equipment seems to be never ending. If you’ve seen Chef Gordon Ramsay’s show “the F Word,” you understand the extremes he goes to raising or hunting for the finest ingredients available. Sometimes it really takes him on a wild game hunt. So, in Chef... (Continue Reading)
OPINION By ROGER FREBERG “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know, because I’ve done it thousands of times,” Mark Twain wrote. I could say the same thing about dieting. Those of us who have ridden the dieting roller coaster know what it is like to be thrilled by our thinness... (Continue Reading)
OPINION By ROGER FREBERG When I hear folks discuss the “joys of reading,” most talk about the latest novel involving a bunch of dysfunctional people eking out a miserable existence, and then they die tragically. If I wanted to experience this level of depression, I’d rather go to one of the offerings at the Palm... (Continue Reading)
OPINION By ROGER FREBERG By now everyone knows that California’s stupid law prohibiting the sale of violent video games to children has been struck down by – no less than—the United States Supreme Court. In what many are claiming to be a victory for “free speech” and less “government intrusion,” the ill-conceived Nanny State gambit... (Continue Reading)