Follow the law in San Simeon, stop threatening whistleblowers

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The following is an open letter to San Simeon officials: San Simeon’s general manager services and legal counsel are giving you bad advice. I have complained to you directly, with little to no response. Filing complaints... (Continue reading)

Are SLO County’s elections fair, transparent or unjust, obscure?

OPINION by RICHARD PATTEN Both 2020 and 2021 elections have been proclaimed the “most fair and transparent elections in history.” Since the Newsom recall election, political events in San Luis Obispo County place election validity in question. SLO County officials... (Continue reading)

The Tribune goes low, ramps up smear campaign

OPINION by ERIK GORHAM The Tribune accused the San Luis Obispo County GOP of a plan to “smear anyone linked to the late Adam Hill” in an editorial on Sunday. Sorry, the plan is to provide the public the ugly... (Continue reading)

Who is SLO County’s District 2 supervisor candidate Bruce Jones?

OPINION by BRUCE JONES I am Dr. Bruce Jones, a retired orthopedic surgeon, running for SLO County District 2 Supervisor. I believe in the American dream. As a young man, I dreamed of becoming a doctor. No one in my... (Continue reading)

Geoff Auslen is running for SLO County supervisor, learn more

OPINION by GEOFF AUSLEN I am a long-time conservative North County small businessman and community leader. I currently own Glenn’s Repair & Rental in Atascadero, along with several other ventures and volunteer projects. I am running for Supervisor because the... (Continue reading)

Who is SLO County supervisor candidate Geoff Auslen?

OPINION by CYNTHIA MUIR Is San Luis Obispo County District 2 supervisor candidate Geoff Auslin a liberal, a moderate or a conservative? It all depends on his audience or what day it is.  Before deciding to run for office in... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo says lawsuit harms the homeless

Statement from the City of San Luis Obispo The City of San Luis Obispo’s goal is to prevent homelessness and reduce chronic homelessness. To do that, we all need to work together as a community. We had hoped a recent... (Continue reading)

SLO County redistricting lawsuit turns Constitution on its head

By MICHAEL NOLAN After reading the pleadings filed by both sides in the pending case (SLO County Citizens for Good Government, Inc. v. County of San Luis Obispo) which seeks to overturn the ordinance redistricting the San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Nothing new in SLO County’s redistricting battle

OPINION by MICHAEL NOLAN To paraphrase President Harry Truman: “There is nothing new about a controversial redistricting of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, except the local history you do not know.” Forty years ago San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Find out why I support Stew Jenkins for SLO County Clerk

Opinion by Debbie Peterson Here’s a chance to have a little fun and adventure! A drive-by petition signing for Stew Jenkins, running for SLO County Clerk-Recorder in the 2022 election. Candidates need a significant number of signatures to get on... (Continue reading)