Opinion


Morro Bay violated laws in approval of wastewater treatment plant

Writer’s Note: This is part seven of a story, told in seven installments, about the corruption involved in Morro Bay’s water reclamation facility. Part one is about Morro Bay City Council’s bait-and-switch. OPINION by CYNTHIA HAWLEY Since my earlier reports... (Continue reading)

San Simeon CSD refuses to apologize to owners of Hearst Ranch

OPINION by HANK KRZCIUK In 2016, San Simeon Community Services District negligently constructed part of a water treatment building on Hearst property and the Hearst Ranch conservation easement. Then they concealed the encroachment for years from Hearst and State and... (Continue reading)

PG&E claims home solar is racist, wants to gut program

OPINION by REUBEN LY Next year, your solar panels could cost you more than your monthly internet or cable TV bills, that’s because PG&E is trying to increase their bottom line by tying home solar to racism. The utility is... (Continue reading)

Support the Chris Lambert legal defense fund

OPINION by DAVE CONGALTON Those of us who have followed the tragic story of missing Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student Kristin Smart know only too well the tragic twists and turns this case has taken since May, 1996. We... (Continue reading)

Time to fix SLO County’s unequal gerrymandered districts

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Each municipality in a rural county like San Luis Obispo equals what the California Constitution defines as “a community of interest is a contiguous population which shares common social and economic interests that should be included... (Continue reading)

Who is responsible for cost of Morro Bay landslide?

Writer’s Note: This is part six of a story, told in installments, about the corruption involved in Morro Bay’s water reclamation facility. Part one is about Morro Bay City Council’s bait-and-switch. OPINION by CYNTHIA HAWLEY As you may know, there... (Continue reading)

Getting a shot is less painful than being shot

OPINION by LARRY BITTNER On Nov. 10, I will be celebrating with my fellow Marines the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. During the past 245 years, Marines, along with American patriots from all military branches, have defended... (Continue reading)

SLO County Farm Bureau, assessor win inheritance tax battle

OPINION by BRENT BURCHETT Farm and ranch families can once again pass along their land to the next generation, thanks to work by Farm Bureau and our very own San Luis Obispo County Assessor Tom Bordonaro. For those who don’t... (Continue reading)

Should SLO County leadership cut ties to corruption?

OPINION by STEW JENKINS An open letter to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors: Just days ago the governor signed 10 sweeping bills amending the conduct of  elections. Changes now must be lawfully harmonized with local preferences. In... (Continue reading)

Why did Morro Bay officials select the site of the water recycling plant?

Writer’s Note: This is part five of a story, told in installments, about the corruption involved in Morro Bay’s water reclamation facility. Part one is about Morro Bay City Council’s bait-and-switch. OPINION by CYNTHIA HAWLEY Have you wondered why the... (Continue reading)