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Ross Moriarty is not guilty

Ross Moriarty

STATEMENT By PATRICK FISHER Ross Moriarty vehemently asserts that he is guilty of no crime. The fact that, following many months of inquiry, Farmer’s Insurance closed their investigation and still has an agency contract in place with Mr. Moriarty supports... (Continue reading)

Civility starts at home

Julie Tacker

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In his most recent regular Tribune column, political campaign consultant Tom Fulks asks, “Who would take issue with civility?” He points a finger at COLAB and the “the usual assortment of gripers who routinely abuse the... (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)

Water-shark attack in SLO County

G. Edward Griffin

OPINION By G. EDWARD GRIFFIN Everyone knows there is a drought-related water shortage in California, but less known (or at least less discussed) is that many parts of the state are not impacted. The Paso Robles water basin, which is... (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)

Sanitation district should not yield to Ogren’s outrageous demands

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OPINION By MAYOR JIM HILL As a member of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board, I am committed to minimizing costs and fairness in billing practices for all District ratepayers. The member agencies, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande and... (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)

Secrecy surrounding pay and benefits mocks democracy

Peter Scheer

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Local officials talk a good game about government transparency and accountability. And while city council members and county supervisors often go through the motions of conducting official business in an open and public way, on the... (Continue reading)

PG&E contractor trashes garden

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OPINION By PEG PINARD A few days ago I received a call from Manuel, from Davey Tree Co., saying that they would be trimming the palm trees away from the power lines on Broad Street. This was not unusual as... (Continue reading)

Who’s really in charge in Oceano?

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OPINION By BEATRICE SPENCER It’s interesting what you learn when you begin to follow things more closely as I have the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, and the Five Cities Fire Authority since the election. I used to... (Continue reading)



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