Opinion


What is it I don’t understand about American people?

OPINION by CHAS SMIT I am born Dutch and have lived in California since 1987. As a child, I always looked up to America and someday I wished I would live there. From day one I learned this is not... (Continue reading)

The 3rd District needs truth, transparency and integrity

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER As a candidate for 3rd District supervisor, it’s become apparent that the incumbent supervisor has started the negative attacks on my candidacy with vengeance. KVEC radio ads and Tribune op-ed pieces by his cohorts illuminate the... (Continue reading)

Subterfuge stalked Paso Robles water district plan

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Any post-mortem of the failed effort to form a water district in the North County needs to start with Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian and his resounding snub to thousands of the regions’ residents. Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo)... (Continue reading)

Moving forward with water solutions for the Paso Robles basin

Opinion by supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton Tonight the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder’s Office has reported preliminary results regarding the formation of a special water district, also known as the AB 2453 Water District, for the Paso... (Continue reading)

SLO’s rental housing ordinance treads on people’s rights

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER In 2015, the majority of San Luis Obispo City Council passed a new Rental Housing Inspection Ordinance. I was one of two council members who opposed it, with the majority — Jan Marx, John Ashbaugh, and... (Continue reading)

Los Osos needs to dump Wallace and Seitz

OPINION by TOM SALMON At the most recent Los Osos Community Services District meeting, an adhoc committee was appointed for two board members to look at the problems with their contract employees, mainly Mike Seitz, district counsel. and John Wallace... (Continue reading)

Debbie Peterson for District 3 Supervisor

OPINION by OTIS PAGE As an aging genetic Republican and an individual of distinct conservative values, I am reluctant to admit that I have come to admire others of different persuasions, especially in a political context. Debbie Peterson is a... (Continue reading)

San Bernardino victims deserve justice

OPINION by Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Jim Comey The San Bernardino litigation isn’t about trying to set a precedent or send any kind of message. It is about the victims and justice. Fourteen people were slaughtered and many more... (Continue reading)

In an ideal world, both sides agree on Scalia’s replacement

OPINION by ROGER FREBERG I think if you lived in a hole or an island without power you may not have heard of the death of Antonin Scalia. The reactions have been immediate and passionate, ranging from sadness due to... (Continue reading)

Why is Adam Hill silent on firing of Coastal Commission director?

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER A week has gone by since the firing of the Executive Director of the Coastal Commission, and no public comment by Supervisor Adam Hill whose district includes the coastal zone from Montana De Oro south to... (Continue reading)