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Our awful sacred civic duty

OPINION by MICHAEL F. BROWN The Democratic Party’s alternative left regressive movement is suffering Tea Party envy. Democrats, the mainstream media, self- styled Hollywood pundits, academics, and legacy baby “smart set” sophisticates from West Hampton... (Continue reading)

Undocumented children are part of our nation and need your support

OPINION by ANDREA DEVITT In 2011, Jerry Brown signed the Dream Act, which made California the first state in our nation to allow undocumented students to apply for and receive state-administered college financial aid. This... (Continue reading)

Imagining how Andrew Holland felt

Letter to the editor by Sarah Jakle I was diagnosed with rapid cycling and mixed state bipolar disorder in 1997, at age 22. I felt like something was trying to claw its way out of... (Continue reading)

Staff hires mediators for city council meetings: Is it time for a divorce?

OPINION by STEW JENKINS A special San Luis Obispo City Council meeting on Feb. 16 revealed such a serious rift between the city’s voters and its administration that professional mediators were hired to preside. The... (Continue reading)

Water is worth fighting for

OPINION by CINDY STEINBECK Protect Our Water Rights (POWR), a coalition of North County landowners, was formed for a single purpose from which we have not wavered – to protect our members’ legally predominant rights... (Continue reading)

SLO County planning priorities reconsidered

T. Keith Gurnee

By T. KEITH GURNEE Today, Feb. 21, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will hear yet another report on “planning priorities” from its Planning Director James Bergman. Back in Oct. 2015, I had... (Continue reading)

For whom do Berkeley’s bells toll?

OPINION by MIKE F. BROWN Editor’s note: A column by Republican Mike Brown will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Democrat Stew Jenkins. The Milo Yiannopoulos uprising at UC Berkeley... (Continue reading)

Instead of Measure J, let’s try zero budgeting

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Defeat of Measure J puts transportation projects at risk, a front page editorial by the Tribune’s own Stephanie Finucane, reminded me why I voted no on this tax measure last November. We... (Continue reading)

Obstructionism and the government’s failure to govern

OPINION by OTIS PAGE It appears the 9th Circuit is compromised – that it joins a clear strategy to use the judicial powers to politically stall and harass President Trump through the obvious legal vagaries... (Continue reading)

Teaming up to prevent oil drilling off San Luis County’s coast

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Editor’s note: A column by Democrat Stew Jenkins will run in CalCoastNews every other week, rotating with a column by Republican Mike Brown. I’ve always like fishermen. Oh, and if you... (Continue reading)



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