Opinion


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California needs an honest initiative system

OPINION by DAN DOW I am deeply saddened that a majority of California voters were misled to believe that the early release of prisoners from state prison would only apply to truly nonviolent crimes. The... (Continue reading)

Ocean desalination is a political plot

OPINION by BRAD SNOOK Since this is an election season, the newspapers have been filled with promotions of ocean desalination as the “silver bullet” for resolving our water shortage. Supporters of desalination include Jordan Cunningham,... (Continue reading)

Setting the record straight on AG fire issues

OPINION by JIM HILL and LEANN AKINS Many voters in the City of Arroyo Grande have received a slick mailer from Richard Waller that says, “Our fire department still has no funding to replace 20... (Continue reading)

Why does the Tribune cover for Adam Hill?

OPINION by KEVIN RICE An open letter to the San Luis Obispo Tribune: It is newly disappointing that the Tribune is now openly providing cover for an abusive public official. I am shocked the Tribune... (Continue reading)

Nic Mattson has ideas and solutions

OPINION by KAREN MCNAMARA It is my honor to encourage you to vote to elect Nicholas Mattson as Mayor of Atascadero. Nic has an amazing understanding of Atascadero, sees solutions to many existing problems and... (Continue reading)

Why AG residents should vote for Mack and Akins

OPINION by LEANN AKINS There have been several short opinion pieces in the Tribune supporting our opponents for Arroyo Grande City Council. I am writing to share with you why you should support John Mack... (Continue reading)

6 former mayors support Mattson for Atascadero

OPINION by BOB KELLEY Nicholas Mattson is challenging Atascadero’s Mayor Tom O’Malley for his position as mayor of Atascadero. Mattson, a newcomer to the Atascadero political arena, is running against O’Malley and has drawn the... (Continue reading)

Tacker is the most qualified candidate for Los Osos

OPINION by PEGGY PAVEK Sadly, there is too much misinformation being put out on “social media” and elsewhere about Julie Tacker and I would like the opportunity to clear up any “confusion” about Ms. Tackers... (Continue reading)

Cambria bait and switch

OPINION by CYNTHIA HAWLEY This Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors pulled a fast one on Cambria’s rate payers. It’s an old con trick called the “pig in a poke” or “bait and switch.”... (Continue reading)

Say yes to pride in Arroyo Grande and no to Caren Ray

OPINION by LINDA KEATING This year, the city of Arroyo Grande was awarded the SLO New Times “best controversy or scandal of the year” for the cover up of the city manager’s after hours’ tryst.... (Continue reading)



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