Wake up before it’s too late to save SLO County’s economy

OPINION by CHRIS IVEY From the third grade on, and then on to the Wharton School of Business, I was taught to understand that money has to be backed by something of value such as gold, silver or seashells, before... (Continue reading)

Let’s reopen San Luis Obispo County

OPINION by LINDA BECKER San Luis Obispo County data indicates we are ready for a phased in reopening. As a retired nurse, who specialized in infection prevention and control for more than three decades, I support our County Board of... (Continue reading)

Is San Luis Obispo County willing to kill us?

OPINION by JERRY BUNIN No matter how hard I try, I can’t stop being extremely angry that local government is trying to assign some economic value to my life. My life is priceless. So is yours. Government shouldn’t be willing... (Continue reading)

Get a handle on the virus before opening the county

OPINION by RICKI LANSING My elderly parents live in San Luis Obispo County where they are considering opening the county now. I have some concerns about SLO County reopening. I understand through the news media that SLO County is considering... (Continue reading)

SLO’s compassion is all hat, but no cattle.

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Once upon a time, the City of San Luis Obispo did things so smart and forward-looking that the whole country copied its good ideas. Planned growth, smoke-free restaurants and campaign finance limits, for instance. But lately,... (Continue reading)

FBI raid should be headline news

OPINION by JAMES DUENOW With all the uproar in the national news over the virus some important local developments have taken a back seat. For example it should be headline stuff when the FBI gets multiple warrants from a judge... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman details her coronavirus experience

OPINION by HEATHER MIKELONIS On March 7, my husband Kevin and I were exposed to the coronavirus from a couple we spent some time with, one of whom had a scratchy throat and the other had chills and fatigue the... (Continue reading)

Playing the pandemic blues

OPINION by JOHN SUMMER As someone who has spent a great deal of time in the world of journalism, I thought I’d offer my perspective on how the national media shapes what we are perceiving with this pandemic and how... (Continue reading)

District Attorney Dow objects to inmate release on zero bail

Opinion by SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow Although we face serious challenges not seen in more than one hundred years, we must earnestly reject the urge to surrender important rights under our Federal and State Constitutions. This Monday, our... (Continue reading)

Tribune is shameless Adam Hill cheerleader

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Reading the Tribune’s editorial today, my gag reflex kicked in at the very first paragraph. Let me say right off: That daily newspaper’s purposely and grievously negligent reporting on the latest, most serious, of San Luis... (Continue reading)