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If we lived in a perfect world

Letter to the editor by Michael Rivera If I lived in a perfect world there would be no need for walls at our border. But many of us know we need a wall! If I lived in a perfect world... (Continue reading)

So where is Arroyo Grande on medical marijuana?

Opinion by Mayor Jim Hill Medical marijuana – cannabis – has been legal under California law since Proposition 215 was passed by voters in 1996. Well over a year ago, facing a mandated state deadline and anticipating new state regulations... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande mayor’s state of the city

OPINION by MAYOR JIM HILL The state of the City of Arroyo Grande is good. We have a highly dedicated staff working diligently for the betterment of our city. Financially, Arroyo Grande is better off than the vast majority of... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Parkinson needs to come clean with the voters  

Opinion by the Holland Family Alliance The Holland Family Alliance today issued the following open letter to SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson: On Saturday, May 25, we scattered Andrew’s ashes at sea on what would have been his 38th birthday.... (Continue reading)

Is the election delaying answers to Los Osos’ $10 million question?

OPINION by JULIE TACKER In March of this year, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors settled a $23 million lawsuit with sewer collection system contractor, ARB Inc., by borrowing the $10 million from the solar mitigation fund. Los... (Continue reading)

Ilan Funke-Bilu is the most qualified candidate for judge

OPINION by WILLIAM AUSMAN I am writing to you to let you know that one of our own is not only serving our community well but wants to serve all of the people of San Luis Obispo County. I read... (Continue reading)

Who is spreading lies in SLO County?

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE Former Tribune reporter Dave Wilcox and Supervisor Adam Hill recently posted on Facebook that I was “lying” about taking credit for the smoking ban adopted by the San Luis Obispo City Council in the 1990s. I... (Continue reading)

DA Dan Dow fails to promote justice, supports cronyism

OPINION by RICK HOLIDAY They say a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much is smoking gun video evidence worth proving San Luis Obispo’s District Attorney Dan Dow’s gross negligence of duty for refusing to file criminal complaints... (Continue reading)

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)



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