Who is SLO County supervisor candidate Geoff Auslen?

OPINION by CYNTHIA MUIR Is San Luis Obispo County District 2 supervisor candidate Geoff Auslin a liberal, a moderate or a conservative? It all depends on his audience or what day it is.  Before deciding to run for office in... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo says lawsuit harms the homeless

Statement from the City of San Luis Obispo The City of San Luis Obispo’s goal is to prevent homelessness and reduce chronic homelessness. To do that, we all need to work together as a community. We had hoped a recent... (Continue reading)

SLO County redistricting lawsuit turns Constitution on its head

By MICHAEL NOLAN After reading the pleadings filed by both sides in the pending case (SLO County Citizens for Good Government, Inc. v. County of San Luis Obispo) which seeks to overturn the ordinance redistricting the San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Nothing new in SLO County’s redistricting battle

OPINION by MICHAEL NOLAN To paraphrase President Harry Truman: “There is nothing new about a controversial redistricting of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, except the local history you do not know.” Forty years ago San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Find out why I support Stew Jenkins for SLO County Clerk

Opinion by Debbie Peterson Here’s a chance to have a little fun and adventure! A drive-by petition signing for Stew Jenkins, running for SLO County Clerk-Recorder in the 2022 election. Candidates need a significant number of signatures to get on... (Continue reading)

Stop the closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom from a former U.S. secretary of energy and 75 experts We are some of the leading scientists, entrepreneurs and academics spanning disciplines including climate science, marine biology, air pollution research, energy, planetary science and... (Continue reading)

SLO’s downtown needs to appeal to residents, not just tourists

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER and DAVID BRODIE Should our downtown serve only tourists rather than residents? Believe it or not, years ago, San Luis Obispo had all the necessary ingredients to make this happen. These so-called ingredients included easy pedestrian... (Continue reading)

Can SLO County staff competently construct rural camping ordinance?

OPINION by CLIVE PINDER Thank you for prioritizing this issue and placing on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor agenda for the Jan. 25 meeting. I have no personal dog in this fight but know of several neighbors... (Continue reading)

State agency recognizes SLO County Supervisor Bruce Gibson

OPINION by GRAHAM KNAUS The California State Association of Counties (CSAC), the voice of California’s 58 counties, would like to thank San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson for his thoughtful leadership and continued advocacy on CSAC legislative priorities. Supervisor... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo’s streets and walkways are becoming more hazardous

Opinion by KEN HERRMANN Simple and safe? Not in San Luis Obispo. Have you noticed changes as you move around in SLO lately? There are a lot of them! The city has done some repaving and realigning of roadways, and... (Continue reading)