Opinion


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John Shoals exposes sanitation district to litigation

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN The settlement of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’s ongoing issue with the State Water Board has brought calm and clarity to the district, right? On the contrary, Oceano... (Continue reading)

Post Diablo suggestions lacking

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN After reading the extensive opinion piece by the Tribune’s editorial board, “Seeking economic help post-Diablo Canyon,” I was struck not so much with the suggestions proffered but by the absence of... (Continue reading)

It’s not just pot anymore

OPINION by JODY BELSHER Today’s marijuana is not what it used to be. Adolescents, teenagers and young adults are vulnerable to brain changes due to the increased potency of the THC in today’s weed. We... (Continue reading)

Dawn Ortiz-Legg does not understand the legal system

OPINION by KAREN GRAY Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s negative ads against Jordan Cunningham in the upcoming State Assembly race tell us much more about her than about him. I have known Jordan for many years, and served... (Continue reading)

Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s ads are dirty and dishonest

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... (Continue reading)

Some Americans are deplorable

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!... (Continue reading)

Why does Carbajal call Lompoc the armpit?

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... (Continue reading)

Opportunities in voting for Arroyo Grande’s City Council candidates

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... (Continue reading)

Baby boomer to millennials, get out and vote

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,... (Continue reading)

Waller’s mayoral candidacy versus Mayor 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... (Continue reading)



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