Coronavirus versus the Goddess of Justice

OPINION by STEW JENKINS How is the battle between the coronavirus and California’s courts going? So far, the virus is winning; but there is hope for a counterattack by the Goddess of Justice in June or July. If we are... (Continue reading)

Central Coast doctors offer advice and seek help on COVID-19

Opinion by Nels Gerhardt M.D. and Brett Wilson II M.D. Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are Emergency Physicians at Cottage Health. We live and work in this community, so we are also your neighbors, friends, and the local doctors who... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Downtown in crisis

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER An open letter to supporters of Save Our Downtown and concerned citizens I hope you are all safe and taking the necessary precautions to stay well! For 13 years, I have been emailing you my weekly... (Continue reading)

Countdown to SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill’s lost office

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Watching Governor Andrew Cuomo as he daily leads, explains, and inspires New Yorkers to survive the Corona Virus infestation, you can see and feel earned nobility as he fulfills his obligation to serve his people. Noblesse... (Continue reading)

End the partisan blame, let’s join together to stop the virus

Opinion by Dr. Rene Bravo This Coronavirus outbreak has folks terrified, confused, bewildered, skeptical, doubtful, and some outright just don’t believe it. Retirement accounts have been devastated, businesses are on the brink, workers laid off, grocery and supply shortages. In... (Continue reading)

We can address the pandemic while deterring climate change

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Catastrophic events involving profound threats to our livelihoods, to our environment and to our health are converging into a perfect storm. More than ever, we now depend on our essential service providers – our health workers,... (Continue reading)

Los Osos must protest the substantial sewer rate increase

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Los Osos is in the throes of a sewer rate increase already. The 218 process is supposed to end in a public hearing before the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on April 21. Currently,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles trash contract should go to bid

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Waste hauling rates for Paso Robles residents and businesses soon may be hiked by the city council. But before that happens, a few things deserve further discussion, because a rate hike doesn’t necessarily tell the whole... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s irresponsible coronavirus plan

OPINION by NICK JENKINS I watched today’s San Luis Obispo County Health Department briefing with dismay. Director Penny Borenstein is leading this county down a dangerous path. She used the words, “I am going out on a limb,” regarding not... (Continue reading)

A little perspective about the coronavirus

Opinion by Christina Higgins I am writing to you from Bergamo, Italy, at the heart of the coronavirus crisis. The news media in the United States has not captured the severity of what is happening here. I am writing this... (Continue reading)