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SLO City Council should listen to the people

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT Near the end of a nearly three-hour San Luis Obispo City Council session on ramming a bike freeway through a neighborhood between Foothill Boulevard and Highway 101, a large audience consisting of people who seldom go... (Continue reading)

Progressive political and cultural elites are pissing on you

By MIKE BROWN The recent furor over the destruction of  Confederate war memorials is a reminder that public art has serious meaning and can profoundly affect the feelings of people, both when it is originally  commissioned and later upon our... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council appeases the bike zealots

T. Keith Gurnee

On Aug. 15, our San Luis Obispo City Council unanimously voted to ram a “cycle track”– essentially a bicycle highway—right down the throat of the Broad Street, Mission Street, and Chorro Street neighborhoods–despite the overwhelming neighborhood opposition that spoke against... (Continue reading)

Carrizo Plain National Monument’s fate still unknown

OPINION by FOREST WATCH On Thursday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke delivered his highly-anticipated recommendations to President Trump on the fate of more than two dozen national monuments that have been under review for possible reduction or elimination. The Carrizo Plain... (Continue reading)

Practical advice, voting on B-17

Opinion by Stew Jenkins and Allen Settle Tuesday is the last day to vote yes on San Luis Obispo City Measure B-17 so that you never again fear opening your door to find a city officer telling you, “I’m here... (Continue reading)

Stop abetting violent assemblies

OPINION by MIKE BROWN It’s one thing for weak public officials hiding behind their ostensible support for the First Amendment to rail about extremist hate groups, but it’s another thing for them to have the courage to stand up to... (Continue reading)

SLO doesn’t need a new assistant city manager

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Based on some research I did recently, it would appear that the City of San Luis Obispo has the highest number of city employees per capita among five comparably sized California cities — Azusa, Covina, Dublin... (Continue reading)

Al Gore movie at the Palm, a must see

OPINION by JAMES DUENOW The 2017 movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” at the Palm Theater, is a must see! It is a documentary, narrated by Al Gore, about global warming; its causes, effects and possible solutions. Gore first asserts that warming... (Continue reading)

Tribune editorial exposes writer’s ignorance

OPINION by JULIE TACKER In addition to being factually inaccurate, the Tribune’s recent editorial, “Arroyo Grande mayor claims he did nothing wrong. So why is he so quiet?” takes a poorly aimed pot-shot at Mayor Jim Hill. The Tribune editorial... (Continue reading)

Bike lobby’s control of SLO City Council continues

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE Well the bike lobby may succeed after all. Recognized by many as the most powerful special interest group in the city of San Luis Obispo, they seem to have a stranglehold on the city council as... (Continue reading)



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