Opinion


Same players, same attitudes rule Oceano

OPINION by APRIL DURY On Nov. 3, the residents within the district of the Oceano Community Services District used their voices and voted in the exact same three board members we have had for the last two plus years. Sadly,... (Continue reading)

District Attorney Dan Dow rebukes Judge Matt Guerrero’s ruling

Statement from SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow First, let me be clear I have deep respect for the judicial process and the judges who are called to make difficult decisions. With that in mind, I respectfully and strongly disagree... (Continue reading)

It is time for San Simeon’s legal counsel to do the right thing

Opinion by Michael Donahue in an open letter to the San Simeon Community Services District’s legal counsel Jeffery Minnery In light of recent San Simeon Community Services District’s troubles including constructing a $1,000,000 building to house the reverse osmosis unit... (Continue reading)

The troubling dictates of Gov. Gavin Newsom

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE What’s Gov. Gavin Newsom been thinking? He’s been doing some strange things lately, but his latest executive action calling for a coronavirus stay-at-home and lockdown order based on a hastily conceived and unvetted map of... (Continue reading)

Thanksgiving and gratitude

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN From the earliest times of our nation, we have set aside this day to give thanks for what we have and acknowledge those who made it possible for us to enjoy the freedoms we relish, the... (Continue reading)

Assemblyman Cunningham and Addis’ statements on the race

Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham appears to have won reelection for his California Assembly District 35 seat against challenger Dawn Addis, 55.1 percent to 44.9 percent. Statement from Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham I am honored that the voters have elected me to a... (Continue reading)

SLO police increase patrols, cite those having prohibited gatherings

Statement by San Luis Obispo City Administrators The City of San Luis Obispo continues to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. With the recent spike in new cases, the City of San Luis Obispo, in... (Continue reading)

Observe, don’t disturb the humpback whales off Pismo and Avila beaches

Public service announcement from Port San Luis The Humpback whales are back at Port San Luis and everyone wants to be a part of the story, I mean, we all love whales, right? Their songs have made them the musical... (Continue reading)

Will SLO successfully deceive voters that taxes are an investment?

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT Question: What kind of city asks its voters to approve tripling its sales tax without mentioning the words “tax” or “sales tax” on the ballot where they must decide? Answer: San Luis Obispo. To me, this... (Continue reading)

Don’t fall for the hype – Prop 15 hurts businesses, farms, ranches

OPINION by BRENT BURCHETT You guys really seem to hate your farmers and ranchers here. Coming to California from Kentucky a year and a half ago, the only thing I really knew about California was its world-renown ag industry. Sadly,... (Continue reading)