Articles Tagged With ‘Opinion’




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Judicial elections shape the Grand Jury

On Valentine’s Day, readers found out how important voting to tearing down financial barriers against people accessing justice is in San Luis Obispo County this year. When I started practicing law here, in 1978, strong judges with strong personalities and... (Continue reading)

The impending demise of the new Progressives

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE The stunning rise of the local new Progressive movement looks like it may be matched only by its pending rapid decline. Its cause? An emerging public perception of the movement’s hypocrisy, it’s single-minded ideology, and its... (Continue reading)

Court provides tools to thwart a run-away city council

OPINION of STEW JENKINS The day after the San Luis Obispo City Council gave Broad and Chorro Street residents the middle finger replacing their parking and auto access with a “bicycle boulevard,” the First District Court of Appeal gave voters... (Continue reading)

The nation’s focus on gun violence is misdirected

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN This opinion piece will stir the “pot” and will have some saying I am bizarre. However, I choose to think that I have vision and the rest of the country wears bifocals. I am somewhat amazed... (Continue reading)

Is SLO City Council ignoring the public and the Brown Act?

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT Just two weeks after approving a compromise bicycle plan for the Broad and Chorro corridor that sought balance between residents’ needs and bikers wants, San Luis Obispo’s City Council, in an hour-long non-agendized public hearing, threw... (Continue reading)

Is the SLO City Council ignoring public input?

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the San Luis Obispo City Council denied an appeal of the city’s Architectural Review Committee’s Dec. 5th approval of 22 Chorro Street. Before their vote, the council received 48 letters of support... (Continue reading)

Why doesn’t Supervisor Compton support a marine sanctuary?

Opinion by Brad Snook, co-chair of Surfrider Foundation San Luis Obispo Supervisor Lynn Compton, a SLO County Supervisor, is wrong to deny SLO County the federal funding of cultural education, marine research, and a new local stakeholder effort that a... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill is on strike, so suspend his paycheck

OPINION by MIKE BROWN Adam Hill is unhappy. He feels he is entitled to certain outside agency board and committee appointments that he had held for the past eight years. He wants to perpetually serve on the Board of the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly and fascism

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Today Cal Poly is providing a platform for fascism by inviting Milo Yiannopoulos onto campus. For those of you who may need a tutorial on the subject of fascism, just remember these four letters: D.I.C.K. Dismantle... (Continue reading)

Mayor Jim Hill responds to allegations

OPINION by ARROYO GRANDE MAYOR JIM HILL At Tuesday’s Arroyo Grande City Council meeting, Oceano residents and former South County Sanitation District directors Mary Lucey and Matt Guerrero alleged I acted inappropriately on the San District Board. By no coincidence,... (Continue reading)



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