Opinion


Playing the pandemic blues

OPINION by JOHN SUMMER As someone who has spent a great deal of time in the world of journalism, I thought I’d offer my perspective on how the national media shapes what we are perceiving with this pandemic and how... (Continue reading)

District Attorney Dow objects to inmate release on zero bail

Opinion by SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow Although we face serious challenges not seen in more than one hundred years, we must earnestly reject the urge to surrender important rights under our Federal and State Constitutions. This Monday, our... (Continue reading)

Tribune is shameless Adam Hill cheerleader

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Reading the Tribune’s editorial today, my gag reflex kicked in at the very first paragraph. Let me say right off: That daily newspaper’s purposely and grievously negligent reporting on the latest, most serious, of San Luis... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus versus the Goddess of Justice

OPINION by STEW JENKINS How is the battle between the coronavirus and California’s courts going? So far, the virus is winning; but there is hope for a counterattack by the Goddess of Justice in June or July. If we are... (Continue reading)

Central Coast doctors offer advice and seek help on COVID-19

Opinion by Nels Gerhardt M.D. and Brett Wilson II M.D. Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are Emergency Physicians at Cottage Health. We live and work in this community, so we are also your neighbors, friends, and the local doctors who... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Downtown in crisis

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER An open letter to supporters of Save Our Downtown and concerned citizens I hope you are all safe and taking the necessary precautions to stay well! For 13 years, I have been emailing you my weekly... (Continue reading)

Countdown to SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill’s lost office

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Watching Governor Andrew Cuomo as he daily leads, explains, and inspires New Yorkers to survive the Corona Virus infestation, you can see and feel earned nobility as he fulfills his obligation to serve his people. Noblesse... (Continue reading)

End the partisan blame, let’s join together to stop the virus

Opinion by Dr. Rene Bravo This Coronavirus outbreak has folks terrified, confused, bewildered, skeptical, doubtful, and some outright just don’t believe it. Retirement accounts have been devastated, businesses are on the brink, workers laid off, grocery and supply shortages. In... (Continue reading)

We can address the pandemic while deterring climate change

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Catastrophic events involving profound threats to our livelihoods, to our environment and to our health are converging into a perfect storm. More than ever, we now depend on our essential service providers – our health workers,... (Continue reading)

Los Osos must protest the substantial sewer rate increase

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Los Osos is in the throes of a sewer rate increase already. The 218 process is supposed to end in a public hearing before the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on April 21. Currently,... (Continue reading)