Opinion


SLO County needs to appoint a replacement for Supervisor Adam Hill

OPINION by MICHAEL NOLAN Are the members of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors above the law? The answer depends on the board’s response to the announcement that the 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill will be unavailable to... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo City Council needs to stop muzzling the public

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Many of us believe that the San Luis Obispo City Council will go down on the wrong side of history when it comes to listening to the voices and concerns of ordinary citizens. Why do we... (Continue reading)

Taxpayers are watching the SLO City Council

OPINION by JAMES DUENOW Once again, the San Luis Obispo City Council and city staff are showing they are firmly in the pocket of mostly Los Angeles developers. I am taking about plans to remove James Papp from the Cultural... (Continue reading)

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)