Opinion


Jimmy Paulding needs to study, stop throwing mud

OPINION by JULIE TACKER District 4 Supervisorial candidate Jimmy Paulding has Oceano residents up in arms over having been “the county’s stepchild;” as evidenced by there not being sidewalks in the community. Blaming current Supervisor Lynn Compton for failing to prioritize... (Continue reading)

Keith Gurnee announces his run for mayor

Announcement by T. Keith Gurnee On May 11, I filed a notice of intent to run for Mayor of the City of San Luis Obispo. Why in the world would I consider running against an incumbent mayor? Just a few... (Continue reading)

Grief should not factor into county races

OPINION By CLAIRE MAMAKOS As a community our hearts go out to the family of Andrew Holland, the young man who died a year and a half ago in the San Luis Obispo County Jail. Shortly after the details of... (Continue reading)

Bruce Gibson is out of touch on Los Osos

OPINION by JULIE TACKER At the April 20, candidates forum for the District 2 Supervisor race, I was struck by the misstatements made by sitting Supervisor Bruce Gibson about the Los Osos Wastewater Project. A project he holds himself out... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Lynn Compton listens

Opinion by Dennis and Delores Bryan This is an election season that has been a bit hard to understand since we have experienced first hand support from our San Luis Obispo County Fourth District Supervisor Lynn Compton. We need to... (Continue reading)

More judges, less access at SLO County courts

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Six times in the Declaration of Independence Congress said that denial of access to independent, honest and opened courts was cause to sever ties with England. An independent honest judiciary is the lynchpin holding our democratic-republic... (Continue reading)

The SLO City Council’s abuse of power

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE There are so many forms of abuse these days. It’s tough to keep track of all of them: sexual abuse. domestic abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, spousal abuse, etc. With its Anholm Bikeway proposal, our... (Continue reading)

Setting the sanitation district record straight

OPINION by JOHN CLEMONS At the April 10 Arroyo Grande City Council meeting, former South Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board member Mary Lucey gave false and incorrect information during public comment. She was speaking to my tenure as Chief... (Continue reading)

Lynn Compton’s critics are way off-base

OPINION by ELSA DAWSON It’s fascinating reading the drum-beat of nasty letters launched by Supervisor Lynn Compton’s critics in their efforts to demonize her for the many good things she’s done. Consider the park funding issue. Last year, after discovering... (Continue reading)

Frat member speaks out about blackface accusations

OPINION by KYLER WATKINS As a former Cal Poly Lambda Chi Alpha member, I would like to respond to numerous statements made by Cal Poly to the press regarding the Lambda Chi Alpha “blackface” incident, in addition to factual misstatements... (Continue reading)