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Gerhardt Hubner’s new math

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Extra! Extra! Read all about it! South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Administrator Gerhardt Hubner has discovered a way to spend more money than the district received; but still ending up with a surplus. Hubner’s... (Continue reading)

California health plan conscripts your doctor and your care

By MICHAEL F. BROWN The story in the 1965 dramatic movie epic Dr. Zhivago takes place a little less than 100 years ago during the time of the Bolshevik revolution. It depicts the fated destruction of an upper class Moscow... (Continue reading)

What is happening to California?

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE First we have the recent push by state prosecutors to charge 86-year-old Edith Knight for making a phone call at a polling place. Then John Burton, chair of the California Democratic Party, flips a double... (Continue reading)

Take control of SLO’s housing policies, vote yes on Measure B

OPINION by STEW JENKINS On February 16, a small group of San Luis Obispo city residents turned in 1,502 pages of signature in an initiative measure asking that the city’s unconstitutional and discriminatory rental housing inspection ordinance be repealed and... (Continue reading)

Luring cities into the Gibson, Hill swamp

OPINION by MICHAEL F. BROWN Second District Supervisor Bruce Gibson has launched a stinky political swamp gas attack on the three-member board majority, supervisors Arnold, Compton and Peschong. Gibson sent a letter to the mayors of the county’s seven cities... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach Council member twists public comment

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN A member of the Grover Beach City Council had her little feelings hurt at the council meeting of May 17. She felt that I called her a whore. Actually, I asked the entire council if they... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district manager accused of bullying

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District continues to experience serious personnel issues at great expense to the district. These problems are similar to those documented in the 2011 Ventura County Grand Jury report, “Bullying in... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill is the real toxin

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE The San Luis Obispo County  Board of Supervisors’ comments on Administrator Dan Buckshi’s announcement that he was resigning to take the city manager position in Walnut Creek should come as no surprise. Chairman John Peschong,... (Continue reading)

Shame on SLO City officials’ plans to stifle the public

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT At the beginning of each San Luis Obispo City Council meeting, after council members pledge fealty to the republic whose local operatives they are, come “presentations” and “proclamations,” typically tedious and tendentious celebrations of the unimportant.... (Continue reading)

Los Osos needs to reevaluate water rates

OPINION by DOUG SCHEEL The proposed Los Osos Community Service District (LOCSD) water rate increase is a heartless devastating plan to the citizens of Los Osos. Effective in June, if unchallenged, is a water rate increase of 298 percent for... (Continue reading)



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