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State housing bill are costly hogwash

OPINION by MIKE F. BROWN After four decades of calculated indifference, Governor Jerry Brown and the Democratic State Legislators admitted earlier this year that there is a statewide housing crisis. The underlying cause of this sudden epiphany is not clear.... (Continue reading)

Oversight needed, no to sanitation district board censure

Prior to the South San Luis Obispo Sanitation District Board voting on Oct. 4 to censure Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill, attorney Stew Jenkins sent a letter rebutting an investigator’s report supporting for censure. At the Board hearing, Jenkins presented... (Continue reading)

Is Adam Hill using the homeless as a political tool?

During last week’s San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting, 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill took another swipe at 4th District Supervisor Lynn Compton over her steady support for the construction of a new county animal shelter. During the... (Continue reading)

Fake news of CalCoastNews ownership change continues

OPINION by JOSH FRIEDMAN For more than four years, persons opposed to the investigative reporting that CalCoastNews does have threatened, harassed and demeaned CCN reporters, affiliates, advertisers, and commenters. Most recently, assertions that affiliates of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council should listen to the people

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT Near the end of a nearly three-hour San Luis Obispo City Council session on ramming a bike freeway through a neighborhood between Foothill Boulevard and Highway 101, a large audience consisting of people who seldom go... (Continue reading)

Progressive political and cultural elites are pissing on you

By MIKE BROWN The recent furor over the destruction of  Confederate war memorials is a reminder that public art has serious meaning and can profoundly affect the feelings of people, both when it is originally  commissioned and later upon our... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council appeases the bike zealots

T. Keith Gurnee

On Aug. 15, our San Luis Obispo City Council unanimously voted to ram a “cycle track”– essentially a bicycle highway—right down the throat of the Broad Street, Mission Street, and Chorro Street neighborhoods–despite the overwhelming neighborhood opposition that spoke against... (Continue reading)

Carrizo Plain National Monument’s fate still unknown

OPINION by FOREST WATCH On Thursday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke delivered his highly-anticipated recommendations to President Trump on the fate of more than two dozen national monuments that have been under review for possible reduction or elimination. The Carrizo Plain... (Continue reading)

Practical advice, voting on B-17

Opinion by Stew Jenkins and Allen Settle Tuesday is the last day to vote yes on San Luis Obispo City Measure B-17 so that you never again fear opening your door to find a city officer telling you, “I’m here... (Continue reading)

Stop abetting violent assemblies

OPINION by MIKE BROWN It’s one thing for weak public officials hiding behind their ostensible support for the First Amendment to rail about extremist hate groups, but it’s another thing for them to have the courage to stand up to... (Continue reading)



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