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Why is the Catholic Church celebrating genocide?

Junipero Serra

Opinion by José Freeman, Salinan Trowtraahl Elders’ Council We are Salinan Trowtraahl. What we share here reflects solely and exclusively the heart of our Salinan village alone and not that of other Salinan tribal organizations. Recently, we were invited to... (Continue reading)

The sanitation district should finish what it started

OPINION by MARK LONDON and PATRICIA PRICE We served on the nine member citizen committee selected by the board of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District to select a contractor to review past management practices and develop a... (Continue reading)

Manson follower again eligible for parole from CMC

Bruce Davis

Prison officials have again found Manson family member Bruce Davis eligible for parole from the California Men’s Colony. Davis, 72, has been serving life sentences for two 1969 murders, as well as conspiracy to commit murder. He was not directly... (Continue reading)

Who has egg on their face now?

Mike Brennler

OPINION By MIKE BRENNLER On June 12, 2007 the following editorial excerpt was printed in the San Luis Obispo Tribune: “Gearhart was Unfairly Targeted. Atascadero Mayor Pro Tem Mike Brennler has a little egg on his face following his premature... (Continue reading)

There’s a sinkhole in my chest

David Broadwater

OPINION By DAVID BROADWATER, Salty waves burn my cheeks – boiled by the seething rage in my gut. I was 16 years old when four black girls were blown to bits in their Birmingham church. On the day I became... (Continue reading)

Between a rock and a hard place

las Palitas new

OPINION By ROBERT WINSLOW, PE I am astounded by the number of intelligent, educated people who have abandoned all sense of rationality when it comes to the Las Pilitas Quarry project. I challenge anyone with a background in engineering or... (Continue reading)

Lenny Jones charged with child molestation 2 decades ago

Arroyo Grande Citizen of the Year Lawrence Lenny Jones was charged with child molestation in 1995, though the charges were dropped after he underwent counseling. [Tribune] Jones is currently being held without bail in the San Luis Obispo County Jail... (Continue reading)

Are Cuesta College students serial cheaters?

A Cuesta College history teacher recently caught 67 of his 250 students cheating on exams. [New Times] Dr. Anthony Koeninger noticed that students across his six classes had performed unusually well on the first few quizzes of this semester’s “History... (Continue reading)

Unmasking the ‘Hot Tub Capitalist’

By DANIEL BLACKBURN REVIEW: American Made — A Boomer’s Reflection, by Cliff Branch Long before he made his bones in the San Luis Obispo County real estate development world, Cliff Branch was, in the words of one associate, a marketing... (Continue reading)

SLO backs chief over violations of city’s travel claims policy

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN In response to a CalCoastNews exclusive on multiple violations of city travel reimbursement policies by San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell, the city manager and finance director worked out a way to explain... (Continue reading)

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