Opinion


Partial closure of El Campo is step one to getting an overpass

OPINION by JAMES GRANT The three caring people surrounding our son, Jordan Grant, as he died on Oct. 7, 2018 at El Campo Road and U.S. Highway 101, all knew not to use this intersection. Chad Robertson, had forbidden his... (Continue reading)

Residents reject advice to fix El Campo crossing, demand overpass

OPINION by VICTOR LUND Highway 101 in southern San Luis Obispo County is flooded with traffic. Residents claim that San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG ) has failed to meet the obligation of pooling together the resources of San... (Continue reading)

SLO County Republican Party responds to Mueller’s report

Opinion by SLO County Republican Party Following the vindication of President Trump and his administration via Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Special Counsel Mueller’s Report regarding the Russia conspiracy hoax, now is the time to reach out to Democrat... (Continue reading)

SLO and Morro Bay’s murky claims about electricity provider

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT If you live in San Luis Obispo, come next January you’ll have a new electricity provider – unless you know to take the trouble to formally reject the change. Ditto Morro Bay residents.­ This has happened... (Continue reading)

Marijuana cultivation is a bad fit for York Mountain in Templeton

OPINION by KATHRYN MAUNO Regarding the proposed cannabis farm on York Mountain Road in Templeton, I have spoken with several representatives, including special agents, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Program, the Condor Rescue, Ecological Services of... (Continue reading)

Time to rewrite SLO County’s cannabis ordinance

OPINION by SLO Cannabis Watch Group Concerned SLO County citizens have formed a “watchdog” organization, SLO Cannabis Watch Group (SCWG). We are committed to a collaborative relationship between residents, the cannabis industry, and government for controlled and responsible cannabis operations... (Continue reading)

Self described progressive promotes sweetheart deal for developers

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce is featuring State Senator Scott Wiener as their keynote speaker for their Friday, March 22, “Housing Summit” which will begin at 12:00 noon in Grace Church. Scott Wiener is... (Continue reading)

Time to hold SLO County Supervisors accountable

OPINION by JUNE MCPHEE The residents of York Mountain in Templeton discovered this ill-conceived cannabis project at the 11th hour. When we objected, we were scolded by the County for not speaking up when the regulations were being formed! Shouldn’t... (Continue reading)

Should Arroyo Grande be buying the council clothing?

OPINION by JULIE TACKER I have never been much of a fashionista, but when I like someone’s outfit, I say so. At the last San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board meeting, I saw that Arroyo Grande Mayor Caren Ray... (Continue reading)

Condor spotted near proposed Templeton cannabis grow

OPINION by KATHRYN MAUNO Open letter to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors: I have contacted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)to see if anyone has inquired about the possible effects this proposed cannabis farm could... (Continue reading)