Tribune’s bias undeniable in SLO County supervisor race

By ERIK GORHAM The Tribune’s latest editorial over the San Luis Obispo County District 2 race reads like a Bruce Gibson campaign flyer and not like an unbiased examination of the candidates. I wholly disagree with the editorial team’s conjectures.... (Continue reading)

Smart family finds no joy in verdict, pens message to Kristin

Statement from the family of Kristin Smart Without Kristin, there is no joy or victory with this verdict, we all know it did not have to be this way. We will never be able to hear Kristin’s engaging laughter or revel... (Continue reading)

SLO County Sheriff Parkinson on Paul Flores’ conviction

Opinion by San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson I am extremely pleased with the jury’s decision today to convict Paul Flores for the murder of Kristin Smart. I am disappointed, however, for the acquittal of Ruben Flores as an... (Continue reading)

Close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant on schedule

Opinion by Mothers for Peace Mothers for Peace is deeply troubled by actions taken by Governor Newsom and our California legislators who voted for Senate Bill 846 to extend the operation of Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. Although Mothers for Peace... (Continue reading)

Bruce Gibson supports special interests, ignores the needs of seniors

OPINION by GREG GREWAL Many San Luis Obispo County residents are struggling to pay their bills amid our current financial crisis. Instead of fighting for those on fixed incomes, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson votes for special interests.... (Continue reading)

Why I am voting for James Papp for San Luis Obispo City Council

OPINION by PETE EVANS The question of night hiking in our wildlands is a great example of the wrong headedness of much of the San Luis Obispo City Council. Time and again they have voted against native animals in favor... (Continue reading)

San Simeon director accuses district of violating its own ordinance

OPINION by MICHAEL DONAHUE An open letter to fellow directors, general manager and district counsel: On Aug. 30, when I was out the country, during special closed session, the board authorized district counsel to proceed with settlement negotiations with the... (Continue reading)

Campaign sign wars in Arroyo Grande

OPINION by SHARLOTTE WILSON Here we go, campaign sign wars are on again! With an election season upon us once again, campaign signs are allowed to start posting 60 days before an election. Here we are just 12 days into... (Continue reading)

Appellate Court ignored the factual record

Opinion by District Attorney Dan Dow First, let me be clear I have deep respect for the judicial process and the judges and appellate justices who are called to make difficult decisions. With that in mind, I respectfully and firmly... (Continue reading)

SLO County sanitation district is not acting in the public’s best interest

OPINION by JOHN CLEMONS If the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District continues it’s current trajectory with regard to funding the redundancy project, the total cost of the project, including interest charges will be over $50 million. Paying the... (Continue reading)