Opinion


Was the Diablo desal an election scam?

OPINION by DEBBIE PETERSON About the time that 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill indicated he would be running for a third term, he and PG&E staff from the Diablo nuclear power plant collaborated over lunch at his home to sell... (Continue reading)

Dan Carpenter reflects on his years on the SLO City Council

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER With my tenure on the San Luis Obispo City Council ending in a few months, a reflection on what “representation” has meant to me as a public servant seems relevant and appropriate. I hope those who... (Continue reading)

Horrible reality of nuclear power

OPINION by JIM GRIFFIN Diablo Canyon is finally shutting down. It should never have been built in the first place, especially over two earthquake prone fault lines. In fact, as we can see now, no nuclear power plants should ever have been... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill fails to atone for leadership failure

OPINION by MIKE BROWN On June 28, The San Luis Obispo Tribune posted a letter to the editor from 3rd District County Supervisor Adam Hill, who was obviously attempting to get out in front of the bad news that the... (Continue reading)

Proposition 66: turbo-charging California’s machinery of death

OPINION by STEPHEN COOPER “Californians for Death Penalty Savings and Reform”—an advocacy group spearheaded by district attorneys and several family members of murder victims—has collected enough signatures to qualify the “Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016” for placement on... (Continue reading)

Why does the Tribune celebrate Islam on July 4?

OPINION by OTIS PAGE On July 4 – a day of celebration of the Nation’s birth – the Tribune’s front page article celebrates Islam – the ending of Ramadan. Dismissing the fact that the Nation’s founders were all Christians –... (Continue reading)

SLO residents rally to have their voices heard

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER On Tuesday, July 5, at 5 p.m., a group of residents will be standing on the San Luis Obispo City Hall steps with signs reading “Resident Voices Matter.” Why? Because over the past two years our... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande city manager a bad fit

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Arroyo Grande should say goodbye to Dianne Thompson as its city manager. Over the course of her short tenure, she has been unapproachable and standoffish. Public records reflect Thompson was unwilling to meet with members of... (Continue reading)

Mothers for Peace seeking delay of Diablo Canyon lease

                  Statement by Mothers for Peace Today, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) asked the California State Lands Commission to delay approval of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s application for a... (Continue reading)

Resnicks apologize, plan to donate land to SLO County

Statement from Lynda and Stewart Resnick As the owners of Justin Vineyards & Winery, we try to instill in our local team a neighborly spirit, environmental responsibility and entrepreneurial independence, but when we learned of the terrible situation at our... (Continue reading)