Poor planning is destroying SLO

Opinion by Ben DiFatta I was driving through San Luis Obispo at about 2 p.m.on a Thursday on my way to a doctor’s visit when I hit just about every red light making me almost late for my appointment. I... (Continue reading)

SLO History Center needs to get back on track

Opinion by A.Z. Duesenberg Open letter to SLO County supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton: I am writing due to the deplorable state of the History Center of San Luis Obispo County which is largely funded by SLO County taxpayers. The... (Continue reading)

Why SLO needs a new mayor

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE As a long-time resident of San Luis Obispo, I cannot recall a time when we’ve had a mayor and city council so out-of-touch with its citizens. Once considered the “Happiest Place in North America,” San... (Continue reading)

It’s time for the SLO City Council to consider impacts

Opinion by David Brodie and Allan Cooper Even though there have been zoning studies concerning building height limits in downtown San Luis Obispo, there seems to have been little reference to known negatives related to building heights above two or... (Continue reading)

SLO’s unholy alliance of so-called “progressives”

Opinion by concerned citizens An unholy alliance of so-called “progressives” running our city and out-of-town developers is threatening to destroy San Luis Obispo’s small town charm by promoting excessive building heights and densities. Now City planners are proposing to extend... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande power struggle leads to more dirty politics

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Dirty politics has again raised its ugly head in Arroyo Grande. For years, those who aligned with former mayor Tony Ferrara and his unwavering support for John Wallace have repeatedly accused Mayor Jim Hill – the... (Continue reading)

If we lived in a perfect world

Letter to the editor by Michael Rivera If I lived in a perfect world there would be no need for walls at our border. But many of us know we need a wall! If I lived in a perfect world... (Continue reading)

So where is Arroyo Grande on medical marijuana?

Opinion by Mayor Jim Hill Medical marijuana – cannabis – has been legal under California law since Proposition 215 was passed by voters in 1996. Well over a year ago, facing a mandated state deadline and anticipating new state regulations... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande mayor’s state of the city

OPINION by MAYOR JIM HILL The state of the City of Arroyo Grande is good. We have a highly dedicated staff working diligently for the betterment of our city. Financially, Arroyo Grande is better off than the vast majority of... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Parkinson needs to come clean with the voters  

Opinion by the Holland Family Alliance The Holland Family Alliance today issued the following open letter to SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson: On Saturday, May 25, we scattered Andrew’s ashes at sea on what would have been his 38th birthday.... (Continue reading)