Opinion


Tacker is the most qualified candidate for Los Osos

OPINION by PEGGY PAVEK Sadly, there is too much misinformation being put out on “social media” and elsewhere about Julie Tacker and I would like the opportunity to clear up any “confusion” about Ms. Tackers position and qualifications. First, it’s... (Continue reading)

Cambria bait and switch

OPINION by CYNTHIA HAWLEY This Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors pulled a fast one on Cambria’s rate payers. It’s an old con trick called the “pig in a poke” or “bait and switch.” The con is that the... (Continue reading)

Say yes to pride in Arroyo Grande and no to Caren Ray

OPINION by LINDA KEATING This year, the city of Arroyo Grande was awarded the SLO New Times “best controversy or scandal of the year” for the cover up of the city manager’s after hours’ tryst. This scandal was preceded by... (Continue reading)

Cambrians can do better; cast your vote for change

OPINION by TINA DICKASON Cambrians are in desperate need of a change in the governing board of the Cambria Community Services District. We have an opportunity in this election to replace three incumbents, two who are up for re-election, and... (Continue reading)

Why are Democrats voting for Jordan Cunningham?

OPINION by KELLY MANDERINO I am a woman, a Democrat, and a deputy district attorney in San Luis Obispo County. For years, I have prosecuted domestic violence cases and worked with Jordan Cunningham as a prosecutor. I also have handled cases with him... (Continue reading)

Julie Tacker works tirelessly for Los Osos

Opinion by Dr. C. Hite When Julie Tacker announced her candidacy for Los Osos CSD during the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting, a sadness came over me. I realized that the consequence of pushing the senior, fixed... (Continue reading)

Locals support Jordan Cunningham

OPINION by JEANNIE NIX If you look at the California Secretary of State financial reports from Jordan Cunningham, you will notice he has received a lot from people in our local community.  If you look at Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s reports, well... (Continue reading)

Turning SLO into Slum Luis Obispo

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT This is a tale of two cities, both faced with rapacious demands from developers buoyed by a new state law that provides incentives to developers who include a few units of “affordable” housing in their projects.... (Continue reading)

It’s time for SLO voters to remove turncoat Democrats

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Over the past several years, I and a not-very-small group of registered Democrats here in San Luis Obispo have been fighting our City Council over their loose interpretation of the general plan. This has resulted in... (Continue reading)

Don’t be misled by falsehoods and divisive messages

OPINION by JIM HILL In Arroyo Grande, Richard Waller’s campaign materials misrepresent and misinform. It starts with his introduction. His family is third generation but Richard spent most of his life in Nevada. While his family does have agricultural heritage;... (Continue reading)