Opinion


Caren Ray favors developers over residents

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Caren Ray, candidate for mayor of Arroyo Grande, says one of her “visions” for the city is to take the uncertainty out of development; making it easier for developers to get their projects through the process.... (Continue reading)

Protect SLO, oust Heidi Harmon and Carlyn Christensen

OPINION by JIM DUENOW San Luis Obispo needs a new mayor and city council. In the 50 plus years that I have lived and practiced law in SLO, this is the most important election I can remember. Our city now... (Continue reading)

Fearmongering over fracking confuses voters

OPINION by JOANIE BROWN There is no fracking in San Luis Obispo County, and even Measure G supporters admit that the county’s geology doesn’t support fracking. What Measure G will do is shut down existing oil and gas production in... (Continue reading)

Mayor candidate Caren Ray does not have our interests at heart

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN So Hash House Harrier Caren Ray is ladder climbing in her run for mayor of Arroyo Grande. Her stepping stone approach to unseat Lynn Compton as Fourth District San Luis Obispo County Supervisor does not go... (Continue reading)

Why are middle-class families leaving San Luis Obispo County?

OPINION by JASON ANDERSON As a small business owner, I have experienced firsthand how difficult it is to run a business on the Central Coast. But the cost of running a business here is only part of the problem. The... (Continue reading)

Who is Caren Ray working for?

OPINION by SHARLOTTE WILSON It’s a silly season again, campaign rhetoric about who’s supporting whom — when the signs say it all. A quick drive around Arroyo Grande and you’ll see Caren Ray signs on developer owned vacant properties. On... (Continue reading)

It is time to address SLO’s skyrocketing crime rates

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Our current San Luis Obispo mayor would have us believe that crime has gone down between 2017-2018, but it belies a disturbing truth. Our Police Department’s own published crime statistics for the first three-quarters of... (Continue reading)

Landowners victorious in North County water trial

OPINION by  GREG GREWAL All citizens pay attention. The jury’s decision on Sept. 24 was a devastating blow to the governmental agencies who are claiming a “win.” Here is a bit of history for context, important details and a call... (Continue reading)

Start by believing sexual assault victims

OPINION by DAN DOW There are countless reasons why people who are sexually assaulted or abused do not report what happened. Lack of a “timely filed” report does not mean the abuse did not happen and those who do bravely... (Continue reading)

Keith Gurnee vows to stay above the fray

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE As a candidate for mayor of San Luis Obispo, I want to bring your readers awareness of what I’ll be doing to “stay above the fray” in conducting a positive campaign for elected office: I’ll... (Continue reading)