Is California inviting corruption into local planning practices?

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE What is it about corruption and government that too often seems to go hand in hand? We’re getting just a glimpse of it locally with the FBI raid and investigation of Supervisor Adam Hill and... (Continue reading)

SLO County sheriff thanks the community for outpouring of support

Opinion by San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson It never fails to amaze me, how people come together in times of a crisis. A few weeks ago, we had a tragic incident play out in Paso Robles which left... (Continue reading)

Closing the Oceano Dunes would be an economic disaster

OPINION by STACY KORSGADEN The heart and soul of any community is found in its strength of relationships. The Central Coast became my home over thirty years ago. While at Cal Poly, my affinity for the central coast grew so... (Continue reading)

Police unions, power, and the people

OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN Some years ago, I got a phone call at the beachside newspaper at which I was toiling from the city manager of Redondo Beach. He wanted to have lunch. Bill Kirchhoff had only recently taken the... (Continue reading)

The long road back will clearly affect SLO City budgets

By Stephen Barasch and Leslie Halls According to the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, Jerome H. Powell, the domestic labor markets and the overall national economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic will be an expensive, long, and slow... (Continue reading)

Stop the self-gratifying rhetoric, support Arroyo Grande police

OPINION by JIM HILL “Arroyo Grande looks at police practices after protests” –The Tribune, June 14. The Tribune article would be more accurately titled “Arroyo Grande City Council gave no thought to police practices until after protests.” Fortunately, their lack... (Continue reading)

Imagine if you were black

OPINION by DELL FRANKLIN We, as white citizens of this country, owe it to ourselves to try as hard as we can to imagine what it is like being black in America, and, more urgent, what it’s like growing up... (Continue reading)

The lack of transparency of our state and San Luis Obispo governments

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Former mayor of Chicago and former chief of staff to president Obama, Rahm Emanuel once said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” By exploiting the chaos presented by the coronavirus crisis, our state... (Continue reading)

SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon to review police procedures

Statement by San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon This is a day of mourning in this country. The family and loved ones of George Floyd lay their beloved son, brother, father, and friend to rest. I have asked that all... (Continue reading)

Why is Oceano taking from rate payers to pay for fire services?

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Oceano Community Services District, like most every little government entity, struggles financially as a matter of course. This month they look to adopt next fiscal year’s budget. The news is not good, the 2020/21 preliminary budget... (Continue reading)