Shame on SLO City officials’ plans to stifle the public

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT At the beginning of each San Luis Obispo City Council meeting, after council members pledge fealty to the republic whose local operatives they are, come “presentations” and “proclamations,” typically tedious and tendentious celebrations of the unimportant.... (Continue reading)

Los Osos needs to reevaluate water rates

OPINION by DOUG SCHEEL The proposed Los Osos Community Service District (LOCSD) water rate increase is a heartless devastating plan to the citizens of Los Osos. Effective in June, if unchallenged, is a water rate increase of 298 percent for... (Continue reading)

Resist the enviro-socialist state

By MIKE BROWN The bad news is that the environmental socialists, who have hijacked the historic Democratic Party, now fully control the government of the State of California as well as that of many cities and counties within the State.... (Continue reading)

Campaign finance reform – no half measure

OPINION by STEW JENKINS One of my Grandfathers, Newton Jenkins, started his political career as a Republican Chicago Alderman back when Big Bill Thompson was mayor. According to family history, two gentlemen lived with the family at their home. They... (Continue reading)

Hillary still doesn’t get it

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE After reading accounts of Hillary Clinton’s latest interview on why she lost the 2016 election, she’s unbelievably still in denial. Blaming the FBI Director and WikiLeaks for her defeat on the brink of what she... (Continue reading)

SLO residents need to fight for public participation

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER It is ironic that on the same night that the San Luis Obispo City Council received a Davenport Institute Platinum Award for civic engagement they also discussed limiting public comment to a total of 15 minutes,... (Continue reading)

SLO City needs to address its financial shortfalls

OPINION by MATT KOKKONEN As one of the successful plaintiffs on the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of The City of San Luis Obispo’s rental inspection ordinance, I am pleased with the outcome of our lawsuit at this time. Unfortunately, the... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s tax dollars supported Earth Day charlatans

OPINION by MIKE BROWN During this past weekend in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Davis, Berkeley, and elsewhere across California’s leftist archipelago we were again subjected to the annual day of indoctrination or ersatz pagan right of spring... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district administrator submits false financial report

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’s Administrator Gerhardt Hubner recently submitted a financial report to his board that states an account it has at Rabobank contains $898.00. The account was set up last year when... (Continue reading)

Confessions of a former Democrat

T. Keith Gurnee

By T. KEITH GURNEE In today’s bitterly divided national government dominated by the hardening extremes of each party, where are we headed? Whatever happened to the reasonable moderates of this world? Have we witnessed the death of common sense? If... (Continue reading)