Opinion


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Baby boomer to millennials, get out and vote

OPINION by DIANE GRIFFIN-DUENOW Dear millennials: If you think this presidential election is a “joke” and will not affect you, listen-up! We baby-boomers are retiring and past our earning years. You, on the other hand, are just getting started as... (Continue reading)

Waller’s mayoral candidacy versus Mayor Hill

OPINION by OTIS PAGE Retired school teacher Richard Waller is from a well known Arroyo Grande family with deep roots. His mother, now deceased, was active in the South County Historical Society and was a prominent voice in establishing the... (Continue reading)

Reduce global warming, plant a tree

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER In urban “heat islands,” vast stretches of asphalt magnify and reflect sun, sending CO2 directly skyward and creating “dead zones” below. Adding street trees can actually lower summer temperatures through evaporative cooling. A tree forms an oasis... (Continue reading)

A 1/2 cent or a 1/2 percent sales tax?

By LAURA MORDAUNT Words used in the San Luis Obispo County Measure J-16 on the Nov. 8 ballot will mislead voters by stating a ½ cent sales tax instead of what it truly is ½ percent sales tax increase. When... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach needs new leadership

OPINION by ELIZABETH DOUKAS Last week, the California Fair Political Practices Commission levied fines against Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals because of campaign violations that could have swayed the voting public. Mayor Shoals responded in the Tribune saying, “I paid... (Continue reading)

Protecting Arroyo Grande’s water supply

Opinion by Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill Last year, backed by the threat of huge fines, California required Arroyo Grande to cut water usage by 28 percent city-wide. Experiencing unprecedented drought, our residents achieved 37 percent water savings last year.... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Adam Hill’s conduct is unacceptable

OPINION by CURTIS REINHARDT Unfortunately, our elected San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill has once again used his position in a late-night tirade to pressure and intimidate local citizens to financially support his campaign for reelection. Two... (Continue reading)

Warde remembers New Times’ Steve Moss

Opinion by Stacey Warde, publisher of the Rogue Voice I worked at New Times as managing editor at the turn of the century, not long after 9/11, when the alternative weekly wasn’t yet 20 years old. Recently, I received an... (Continue reading)

Fight the drought with desalination

By JORDAN CUNNINGHAM Despite last winter’s modest rainfall, California remains mired in its fifth year of drought. Sixty percent of the state has been categorized by the State Water Resources Control Board as being in “severe” or “extreme” drought. Hardest hit is the Central Coast and Central Valley,... (Continue reading)

Los Osos needs a change in leadership

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Here we go again; Los Osos Community Services District is looking for a new General Manager.  With 16 or so, under its collective 16 year-old belt, the district is asking for proposals from qualified individuals to... (Continue reading)



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