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Public input unwelcome in Arroyo Grande

COMMENTARY by DANIEL BLACKBURN Up until today, I’d never met a newspaper that didn’t love a good, old fashioned investigation by some official agency. Now that the Arroyo Grande City Council plans to meet publicly to discuss once more a... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: Ban cluster bombs

OPINION By ALLAN COOPER President Obama was quoted recently saying that the murder of reporter James Foley by Islamic State militants was an act of terrorism. Obama’s saber-rattling speech was obviously provoked by the manner in which Foley was executed…vis-a-vis... (Continue reading)

Amid drought, why waste water

By TOM SALMON In the daily newspaper on Aug. 19, Lynette Tornatsky took issue with “Too little, too late”, my letter to the editor at the daily newspaper. Yes Lynette, the hydrogeology in Los Osos is such that some 300,000... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande’s timeline reveals inconsistencies

By JULIE TACKER Arroyo Grande needs an independent investigation into what began at the “soft opening”, as characterized by KSBY news, of Robert’s Restaurant in the Village of Arroyo Grande on July 3. City Manager, Steve Adams and Community Development... (Continue reading)

The cover-up of the alleged Arroyo Grande indiscretion

OPINION By OTIS PAGE Open letter to the Arroyo Grande City Council: It is my reluctant judgment offered here — considering the tragedy of this matter — that the real problem is not the conduct of two individuals, once considered... (Continue reading)

The facts as I see them

By JOEY RACANO Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. (Revelation 13:11) Sleep is difficult when your breathing sounds like a door... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: Sensible knife laws

OPINION By GARY KIRKLAND The senseless tragedy a few weeks ago in the Santa Barbra area clearly demonstrates we need some sensible knife laws. Our legislators and the governor should require manufacturers to sell knives with handle locks. People should... (Continue reading)

The real shame of American culture

OPINION By STACEY WARDE A woman at the thrift shop today asked me if I was homeless. I had just pulled a pair of Levi jeans off the rack, and a book on writing I’d discovered off the shelf and... (Continue reading)

Measure Y and Measure G propaganda machine

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT In the early 2000s, San Luis Obispo’s management decided it wanted more money. It would come from a locally-imposed tax. They had no grand vision for what they’d do with the money, nothing like, say, buying... (Continue reading)

Measure G is not an extension of Measure Y

OPINION By SLO COUNCILMAN DAN CARPENTER On July 15, my colleagues on the San Luis Obispo City Council voted without my support to put Measure G – the half cent additional sales tax – on the November ballot. During the... (Continue reading)



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