Opinion


Why is Andy Caldwell running for Congress?

OPINION by ANDY CALDWELL Something happened that has caused me to do something I never intended to do, and that is declare my candidacy to be your representative in Congress. It all has to do with Ronald Reagan’s famous words,... (Continue reading)

SLO Housing agency’s disgusting pre-Christmas rent increases

Opinion by James Lopes, an open letter to the San Luis Obispo City Council I recently learned that my affordable housing neighbors are being slapped with 300 percent plus rent increases, right before the holidays. They live in an “affordable”... (Continue reading)

Former Grover Beach mayor’s plan to control dunes dust

Opinion by Peter Keith, an open letter to State Parks I am the former mayor of Grover Beach, and current ‘charter member’ of the Technical Review Team (TRT), which reports to various state agencies including State Parks and the California... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande Council cashing in on benefits

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The Arroyo Grande City Council voted to increase their monthly stipends by sixty percent! On top of that, they agreed to award the mayor an additional $150 per month. It is their intention that these increases... (Continue reading)

Kenneth Schwartz, a true SLO visionary

OPINION by T. Keith GURNEE On Oct. 19, we lost Kenneth E. Schwartz who served as one of Cal Poly’s most respected former professors in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Ken also served the city of San Luis... (Continue reading)

Police chief responds to report on criminal cops

Opinion by Chief Ronald Lawrence, California Police Chief Association president As police chiefs, it is our sworn responsibility to protect the public, which includes holding our own officers accountable for their conduct. There are few responsibilities police chiefs take as... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo’s affordable housing farce

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT My fascination with tiny-houses-on-wheels goes way back, before that term existed. Hippie vans of the late ‘60s and ‘70s lit the fire. Mass availability of vans was novel then, and kids quickly figured out they could... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande raising costs on residents

Opinion by Jim Hill and Julie Tacker As moms and dads are adding the finishing touches to costumes two days before Halloween, on Oct. 29, the Arroyo Grande City Council will hold a Special Meeting at 6:00 p.m. where it... (Continue reading)

Hemp fields spoiling the view and air on Los Osos Valley Road

OPINION by BEN DIFATTA On the way to San Luis Obispo, I just drove through one or two miles of skunk like smells where the hemp fields are growing on Los Osos Valley road. We all know what skunk smells... (Continue reading)

Cuesta student rejects SLO Cannabis Watch Group opinion

OPINION by ERIK HUBER Reading the most recent Reefer Madness propaganda in the New Times and CalCoastNews, it became evident that our local NIMBY watch group (arguing against land use rights and comparing the cannabis world to hogs) needs an... (Continue reading)