SLO County’s clerk-recorder counts on herself

OPINION by CYNTHIA MUIR It’s amazing that San Luis Obispo County’s appointed clerk recorder Elaina Cano, relatively unknown, who barely campaigned if at all, would have such a high percentage of the current election results. As of the June 25... (Continue reading)

Support vehicles on the Oceano Dunes, win a trailer

OPINION by JIM SUTY The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area has been under constant threat of closure which forced a grassroots organization, Friends of Oceano Dunes, to take up the challenge to defend their continued access. For over 20... (Continue reading)

A perfect storm at Diablo Canyon in SLO County

OPINION by JOEY RICANO There has always been a myriad of threats to the precious coast of California. Sewage, over fishing, oil drilling and recently, seismic testing, to name a few. But never before have so many of these threats... (Continue reading)

Higher interest rates, inflation could lower home prices in SLO County

Opinion by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Finance Area While the Federal Reserve’s actions to increase interest rates have placed home ownership even further out of reach for many Americans, those steadily rising costs might eventually help would-be buyers, said... (Continue reading)

When will high energy prices and inflation come down?

OPINION by LARRY BITTNER If you ask most politicians when gasoline prices and inflation will come down, do not expect a clear answer. I started my career with Atlantic Richfield Petroleum Company (ARCO) in 1971, experiencing firsthand, the most tumultuous... (Continue reading)

Vote for the better Bruce for SLO County District 2

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE With less than two weeks to go in the race for San Luis Obispo County supervisor of District 2, it’s looking like quite the horse race. Bruce Gibson, who is seeking his fifth term as... (Continue reading)

Facts matter, choose wisely before casting your vote

OPINION by LINDA BECKER Supervisorial candidate Geoff Auslen’s recent email to constituents states his opponent is falsely claiming first responder endorsement. Let’s talk about the real facts and expose the truth. Spreading misleading information reveals so much about one’s character... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar School District must do more to protect students

OPINION by GARY JORALEMON During the 2016-17 school year, a nine-year-old child with special educational needs was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a bus driver employed by the Lucia Mar Unified School District. The child was the sole passenger on the... (Continue reading)

SLO County District 3 Voters: Redeem Yourselves

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Remember the fruit of a poisoned tree. That poisoned tree was the late Adam Hill, the most corrupt locally elected official we’ve seen in decades. While San Luis Obispo County District 3 voters were responsible... (Continue reading)

Misinformation campaign mars SLO County’s District 4 race

By LAURA MORDAUNT A local attorney and his wife appear to have jumped into the disinformation campaign that has already marred the San Luis Obispo County District 4 race between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding. Attorney Don Ernst received a... (Continue reading)