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For whom do Berkeley’s bells toll?

OPINION by MIKE F. BROWN Editor’s note: A column by Republican Mike Brown will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Democrat Stew Jenkins. The Milo Yiannopoulos uprising at UC Berkeley... (Continue reading)

Instead of Measure J, let’s try zero budgeting

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Defeat of Measure J puts transportation projects at risk, a front page editorial by the Tribune’s own Stephanie Finucane, reminded me why I voted no on this tax measure last November. We... (Continue reading)

Obstructionism and the government’s failure to govern

OPINION by OTIS PAGE It appears the 9th Circuit is compromised – that it joins a clear strategy to use the judicial powers to politically stall and harass President Trump through the obvious legal vagaries... (Continue reading)

Teaming up to prevent oil drilling off San Luis County’s coast

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Editor’s note: A column by Democrat Stew Jenkins will run in CalCoastNews every other week, rotating with a column by Republican Mike Brown. I’ve always like fishermen. Oh, and if you... (Continue reading)

The perils of approving a marine sanctuary

OPINION by STEVEN L. REBUCK The word sanctuary has a nice sound. A holy place or natural retreat for animals. Add marine. Marine sanctuary. A safe place for Dory. Add Native Americans. It’s a trifecta:... (Continue reading)

Is the SLO City Council ignoring public input?

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the San Luis Obispo City Council denied an appeal of the city’s Architectural Review Committee’s Dec. 5th approval of 22 Chorro Street. Before their vote, the council... (Continue reading)

Why doesn’t Supervisor Compton support a marine sanctuary?

Opinion by Brad Snook, co-chair of Surfrider Foundation San Luis Obispo Supervisor Lynn Compton, a SLO County Supervisor, is wrong to deny SLO County the federal funding of cultural education, marine research, and a new... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill is on strike, so suspend his paycheck

OPINION by MIKE BROWN Adam Hill is unhappy. He feels he is entitled to certain outside agency board and committee appointments that he had held for the past eight years. He wants to perpetually serve... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly and fascism

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Today Cal Poly is providing a platform for fascism by inviting Milo Yiannopoulos onto campus. For those of you who may need a tutorial on the subject of fascism, just remember... (Continue reading)

Mayor Jim Hill responds to allegations

OPINION by ARROYO GRANDE MAYOR JIM HILL At Tuesday’s Arroyo Grande City Council meeting, Oceano residents and former South County Sanitation District directors Mary Lucey and Matt Guerrero alleged I acted inappropriately on the San... (Continue reading)



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