The age of American nihilism

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION T. KEITH GURNEE In this election year of 2020, America is tearing itself apart. It’s more than the Trump versus Biden election. I’ve never seen this country as divided as it is today, and I went through the sixties!... (Continue reading)

Trying to understand Tianna Arata

OPINION by SANDRA BOC Here is why I have a difficult time understanding Tianna Arata. My birth name is Sandra Del Carmen Rojas Portillo. In El Salvador you have many names and your last name order is determined by your... (Continue reading)

SLO City’s commitment to urban sprawl

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER The San Luis Obispo Planning Commission will be reviewing and probably certifying the Froom Ranch final Environmental Impact Report 0n Aug. 12. In my opinion this is a textbook example of bad planning. However, it occurred... (Continue reading)

An opportunity SLO County should not miss

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE With the passing of 3rd district Supervisor Adam Hill, there is now a vacancy on the San Luis County Board of Supervisors. In normal times, Gov. Gavin Newsom would have the sole power to appoint... (Continue reading)

Appointment of SLO County officer as standby supervisor won’t work

OPINION by MICHAEL NOLAN A request to review appointment of standby officers, listed as Item 4 on the consent agenda for the Aug. 11 San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting, won’t work and may create another big problem... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande mayor’s threats stopped me from running

OPINION by LEA RIGO I considered running for Mayor of Arroyo Grande because I disagree with the current administration on a number of issues. I don’t believe diverse viewpoints are welcome at the council and I don’t like the condescending... (Continue reading)

Putting SLO County coronavirus cases in perspective

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Yes, all COVID-19 deaths matter. As well, all deaths matter. I was thinking about this recently and wondering about death. At 73, it’s often a topic my aging brain brings up. And how can one not... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus crisis in Paso Robles, social distancing needed

Statement from Paso Robles City Manager Tom Frutchey We have entered a critical period for the pandemic in the City. Our zip code has had 133 new cases in just the last 10 days; that compares to only 313 new... (Continue reading)

Tilting at windmills and Paso Robles garbage rates

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Earlier this year, my local waste collection company let it be known that it wanted to raise its monthly service rates. This isn’t uncommon; it’s a request that comes along every so often and I gave... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo mayor seeks growth through discomfort

Opinion by San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon As I write this, civil rights legend and long-time U.S. Congressman John Lewis is being laid to rest. It seems fitting to honor the man who called us to “get in good... (Continue reading)