Articles Tagged With ‘Opinion’




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Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s ads are dirty and dishonest

Dawn Ortiz-Legg

OPINION by GARY GILBERT Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s dirty attack ads on the television and radio are misleading. Here are the facts: Jordan Cunningham is the candidate supported by virtually all of law enforcement. That includes District Attorney Dan Dow, Sheriff Ian... (Continue reading)

Some Americans are deplorable

Allan Cooper

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER I woke up this morning thinking about Donald’s slogan and Hillary’s use of the word “deplorable.” Permit me to share with you what I was thinking. Let’s make America great again! Let’s return to the times... (Continue reading)

Why does Carbajal call Lompoc the armpit?

Salud Carbajal

OPINION by ANDY CALDWELL Salud Carbajal, Santa Barbara County supervisor and candidate for Congress, likes to rib people, but sometimes his ribbing rubs people the wrong way. Such was the case when Mr. Carbajal walked into a meeting of local... (Continue reading)

Opportunities in voting for Arroyo Grande’s City Council candidates

LeAnn Akins

OPINION by LEANN AKINS Voting is an economic decision because the act of voting can be directly tied to the idea of opportunity costs. Every choice we make involves the idea of “opportunity cost.” Whether we choose one ice cream... (Continue reading)

Baby boomer to millennials, get out and vote

Diane Griffin-Duenow

OPINION by DIANE GRIFFIN-DUENOW Dear millennials: If you think this presidential election is a “joke” and will not affect you, listen-up! We baby-boomers are retiring and past our earning years. You, on the other hand, are just getting started as... (Continue reading)

Waller’s mayoral candidacy versus Mayor Hill

Mayor Jim Hill

OPINION by OTIS PAGE Retired school teacher Richard Waller is from a well known Arroyo Grande family with deep roots. His mother, now deceased, was active in the South County Historical Society and was a prominent voice in establishing the... (Continue reading)

Reduce global warming, plant a tree

Allan Cooper

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER In urban “heat islands,” vast stretches of asphalt magnify and reflect sun, sending CO2 directly skyward and creating “dead zones” below. Adding street trees can actually lower summer temperatures through evaporative cooling. A tree forms an oasis... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach needs new leadership

Elizabeth Doukas

OPINION by ELIZABETH DOUKAS Last week, the California Fair Political Practices Commission levied fines against Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals because of campaign violations that could have swayed the voting public. Mayor Shoals responded in the Tribune saying, “I paid... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Adam Hill’s conduct is unacceptable

Curtis Reinhardt

OPINION by CURTIS REINHARDT Unfortunately, our elected San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill has once again used his position in a late-night tirade to pressure and intimidate local citizens to financially support his campaign for reelection. Two... (Continue reading)

Warde remembers New Times’ Steve Moss

Stacey Warde

Opinion by Stacey Warde, publisher of the Rogue Voice I worked at New Times as managing editor at the turn of the century, not long after 9/11, when the alternative weekly wasn’t yet 20 years old. Recently, I received an... (Continue reading)



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