End the partisan blame, let’s join together to stop the virus

Opinion by Dr. Rene Bravo This Coronavirus outbreak has folks terrified, confused, bewildered, skeptical, doubtful, and some outright just don’t believe it. Retirement accounts have been devastated, businesses are on the brink, workers laid off, grocery and supply shortages. In... (Continue reading)

We can address the pandemic while deterring climate change

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Catastrophic events involving profound threats to our livelihoods, to our environment and to our health are converging into a perfect storm. More than ever, we now depend on our essential service providers – our health workers,... (Continue reading)

Los Osos must protest the substantial sewer rate increase

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Los Osos is in the throes of a sewer rate increase already. The 218 process is supposed to end in a public hearing before the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on April 21. Currently,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles trash contract should go to bid

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Waste hauling rates for Paso Robles residents and businesses soon may be hiked by the city council. But before that happens, a few things deserve further discussion, because a rate hike doesn’t necessarily tell the whole... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s irresponsible coronavirus plan

OPINION by NICK JENKINS I watched today’s San Luis Obispo County Health Department briefing with dismay. Director Penny Borenstein is leading this county down a dangerous path. She used the words, “I am going out on a limb,” regarding not... (Continue reading)

A little perspective about the coronavirus

Opinion by Christina Higgins I am writing to you from Bergamo, Italy, at the heart of the coronavirus crisis. The news media in the United States has not captured the severity of what is happening here. I am writing this... (Continue reading)

Katcho Achadjian’s family thankful for support

Statement from the Achadjian family Surrounded by family, former Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian passed away peacefully this morning due to health complications in San Luis Obispo. He was 68. In lieu of flowers, the Achadjian family respectfully requests that donations be... (Continue reading)

Stop SLO County supervisor’s bullying, Me Too SLO

OPINION by KEVIN RICE Isn’t it time the attacks on women, gays, and others, coming from an elected official, ends? It is a sad day when Progressives who purport to stand with women and the LGBTQ community support a bigoted,... (Continue reading)

Odious Adam Hill-house emails hint of much bigger problem

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Recent revelation of repugnant emails sent to KVEC radio personality Dave Congalton created a bit of a stir among locals. And given Adam Hill’s lengthy history of penning poisonous prose and shoving it into the public’s... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisor candidate asks DA to investigate hateful robocalls

OPINION by STACY KORSGADEN Yesterday, a robocall was made, purporting to be in support of Adam Hill, and delivered to a significant number of homes in our community. The message was hateful and meant to divide our community. Supposedly from... (Continue reading)