Opinion


Ignore Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s deception

OPINION by BRIE GROMETER In response to the democratic flyer I received in my post office box this morning, slandering Jordan Cunningham for ‘making his living helping those who break our laws: Please don’t cast your vote based on this... (Continue reading)

Government should focus on facts, not emotion

OPINION by GARY KIRKLAND The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission held a hearing on the Phillips 66 Railroad spur extension on Sept. 22. At that hearing many speakers opposed the extension as it might cause harm and is dangerous.... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Adam Hill must go

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE With Nov. 8 rapidly approaching, all of the elections—national, state, and local– seem more contentious than ever. Such is the case with the local race for District 3 Supervisor where incumbent Adam Hill is facing San... (Continue reading)

Vote no on Measure J

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Measure J is yet another proposed tax increase on November’s ballot. It’s been requested by our local governments and is intended to fund roads and transportation infrastructure. I’m voting no. Here’s why. First, some background. The... (Continue reading)

Dawn Ortiz-Legg is not fit for office

OPINION by DANIEL LEWIS Local Code Pink co-founder Dawn Ortiz-Legg is politically unfit to represent the 35th Assembly District. The deplorable rhetoric and offensive “protest” strategies from Code Pink delegitimizes both their cause and Dawn’s candidacy. As a brother of... (Continue reading)

John Shoals exposes sanitation district to litigation

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN The settlement of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’s ongoing issue with the State Water Board has brought calm and clarity to the district, right? On the contrary, Oceano Community Services District Director Mary... (Continue reading)

Post Diablo suggestions lacking

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN After reading the extensive opinion piece by the Tribune’s editorial board, “Seeking economic help post-Diablo Canyon,” I was struck not so much with the suggestions proffered but by the absence of any proposals that will, in... (Continue reading)

It’s not just pot anymore

OPINION by JODY BELSHER Today’s marijuana is not what it used to be. Adolescents, teenagers and young adults are vulnerable to brain changes due to the increased potency of the THC in today’s weed. We are failing to educate on... (Continue reading)

Dawn Ortiz-Legg does not understand the legal system

OPINION by KAREN GRAY Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s negative ads against Jordan Cunningham in the upcoming State Assembly race tell us much more about her than about him. I have known Jordan for many years, and served with him as a Deputy... (Continue reading)

Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s ads are dirty and dishonest

OPINION by GARY GILBERT Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s dirty attack ads on the television and radio are misleading. Here are the facts: Jordan Cunningham is the candidate supported by virtually all of law enforcement. That includes District Attorney Dan Dow, Sheriff Ian... (Continue reading)