Articles Tagged With ‘Community’




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AG mayor’s state of the city address

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OPINION by MAYOR JIM HILL I’m often asked, “What’s it like being Mayor?” or “What are some of the things you’re involved with as Mayor?” and “How do you like the job?” It’s challenging and interesting and sometimes a lot... (Continue reading)

Discourse, diversity and democracy

Debbie Peterson

OPINION By DEBBIE PETERSON As the target of criticism over my role on the steering committee of the SLO County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (a position also held by the fearless publisher of CalCoast News, Karen Velie),... (Continue reading)

Yes, we are criminalizing homelessness

Homeless sign

OPINION by TIM WAAG Where can the homeless go without getting ticketed? Cities are judged by how they treat the less fortunate. On that basis, the “happiest place on earth” is doing poorly. SLO County has about 150 shelter beds... (Continue reading)

Injured Templeton football player returns home

Isaac Lindsey

Injured Templeton High School football player Isaac Lindsey returned home Tuesday more than three months after suffering a brain injury. He received a police escort as his car traveled down Templeton’s Main Street. Lindsey suffered a brain injury during a... (Continue reading)

Immigrants strengthen and enrich our culture

Refugees trapped between Greece and Macedonia

OPINION by PETE EVANS There is much talk about immigration these days, especially concerning the plight of the multitudes of Syrians fleeing their country due to war and terror. I believe we have in place a method of investigation and... (Continue reading)

Homeless suffer during cold spells

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OPINION by BECKY JORGESON It’s 5 a.m. in the morning and it’s 26 degrees out. I wonder how many more homeless people will die this winter on the Central Coast from hypothermia. We have so many volunteers signed up, excited... (Continue reading)

7 great things you can buy at this SLO online auction

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You might have heard about the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum’s yearly fund-raising auction, but this year the non-profit is auctioning an interesting mix, from a sky diving package that includes the drafting of a simple will to a haunted... (Continue reading)

Question for the SLO Symphony musicians: WTF?

Michael Nowak

OPINION By DAVID CONGALTON I called former San Luis Symphony conductor Michael Nowak at home Wednesday morning. Michael had invited me to serve as emcee at the special Pops concert he was planning for Labor Day weekend in Avila Beach.... (Continue reading)

Go-Go’s singer to headline SLO Pride in the Plaza

Belinda Carlisle

By COLIN JONES Belinda Carlisle, lead singer for eighties, all-girl pop group the Go-Go’s, headlines ‘Pride in the Plaza’ on July 12 with a concert at Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo. The all-day festival, also featuring popular local musicians... (Continue reading)

Open letter to the SLO Symphony director

Michael Nowak

OPINION By DIANE BLAKESLEE BROCATO Mr. Feingold, Although you’ve now had the job of executive director of the San Luis Obispo Symphony for approximately a year, to my recollection you and I have never met. My late husband, Dr. Earle... (Continue reading)



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