Opinion


Arroyo Grande dog park needs more oversight

OPINION BY PATTY WELSH The Five Cities Dog Park Association has plans to put artificial grass in the majority of a large dog park in Arroyo Grande, and I have some concerns about the project. Let me start by saying... (Continue reading)

Robert Cuddy does not speak in facts

OPINION By LEANN AKINS Perspective is a difficult thing to argue against, and that is precisely what Robert Cuddy’s opinion piece “January 1 didn’t erase 2014’s wounds in Arroyo Grande” attempts to do. Perspective depends on a person’s opinion, which... (Continue reading)

A new county board and a new attitude

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Out with the old; in with the new, it’s a new year. Jan. 5 brought a new attitude to San Luis Obispo County government as the District 4 supervisor’s switched places. Caren Ray left the office... (Continue reading)

Will Arroyo Grande support its police in 2015?

OPINION By OTIS PAGE The Arroyo Grande Historical Society — named as the South County Historical Society — is an important asset to the quaint village and the visiting public. The Society is located adjacent to the Rotary Band Stand... (Continue reading)

Plans for reducing police violence

OPINION By JIM GRIFFIN There is a deep seated crisis in the country, and a mounting uproar, about police violence in general and police shootings of unarmed civilians in particular. Some people excuse the behavior of police pretty much no... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: No excuse for torture

OPINION By ALLAN COOPER Listening to Dick Cheney defend torture on “Meet The Press” is akin to hearing Idi Amin justify cannibalism. Imagine that you are one of the 26 innocent detainees who was confined for 29 hours in a... (Continue reading)

NRC responds to allegations of collusion

Statement by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission The emails Friends Of the Earth reference in a press release issued today show internal efforts within NRC Public Affairs to understand the agency’s actions related to the report PG&E planned to issue the... (Continue reading)

Did the NRC and PG&E collude to hide danger?

Statement by Friends of the Earth Internal emails show that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. may have worked together to counteract widespread news coverage. Numerous outlets reported that the former chief inspector of the... (Continue reading)

Wallace purged sanitation district documents

OPINION By JULIE TACKER To audit or not to audit? That is the question at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District (SSLOCSD). An audit may find accounting inaccuracies and/or other wrongdoing. At this point, with so many questions... (Continue reading)

Restore public trust, audit the sanitation district

OPINION  By DEBBIE PETERSON San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury said, “Board and district exposed to financial, legal, and public trust issues.” Reason enough for an operations audit. In 2010, a major sewage spill in Oceano originated at the Arroyo... (Continue reading)