If not us, who will solve the CO2 problem?

OPINION by GEORGE HANSEN Or should I say, if not the United States, then who? America is the most powerful and prosperous country in the world. We have the highest GDP. A global survey ranks us among the world’s leaders... (Continue reading)

SLO County needs to rethink vaccine mandate, retract the order

OPINION by ERIC GREENING I did not yet know of SLO County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein’s shocking order to our health care workers when I commented on our state legislative platform at the Sept. 26 Board of Supervisors meeting,... (Continue reading)

What you need to know about a possible government shutdown

Opinion by U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal You may be hearing about a potential government shutdown at the end of this week. Here’s the bottom line: the extreme right-wing of the U.S. House of Representatives is once again holding our government... (Continue reading)

Is it time to reconsider Central Coast Blue?

OPINION by JOHN CLEMONS I must have missed something. I do not understand why any member agency of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach, would pay into the Central Coast Blue Project. Sanitation... (Continue reading)

Environmental groups demand shutdown of Diablo Canyon reactor

Statement from Mothers for Peace and Friends of the Earth The environmental advocacy groups Mothers for Peace and Friends of the Earth have jointly filed a petition calling on NRC commissioners to order the immediate shutdown of Diablo Canyon Unit... (Continue reading)

It is time to adopt the Government Transparency Act

OPINION by STEW JENKINS The Government Transparency Act will end huge loopholes that let districts, cities, counties, and state agencies delete or secrete government records concerning how they are conducting the public’s business. If adopted by the voters on Nov.... (Continue reading)

The sinking of California’s insurance industry

OPINION by STACY KORSGADEN What does the captain of the Titanic and California’s Insurance Commissioner have in common? When California’s insurance industry steamed toward a looming “iceberg,” Ricardo Lara, California’s “Captain of insurance” was asleep. In May we struck the... (Continue reading)

Court paves the way for SLO City Council to create single seat districts

OPINION by STEWART JENKINS On Aug. 24, California Supreme Court Associate Justice Kelli Evans issued the unanimous decision of the Court in Pico Neighborhood Association vs. City of Santa Monica which is a landmark ruling that may spell the end... (Continue reading)

Bruce Gibson says one thing in SLO, another in Sacramento

OPINION by BRUCE JONES We have a San Luis Obispo County supervisor who votes one way in SLO County and presents himself the opposite way in Sacramento. On Feb. 7, the SLO County Board of Supervisors approved their state legislative/regulatory... (Continue reading)

SLO High School students need to come first

OPINION by LISA WASHMUTH Open letter to San Luis Coastal Unified School District Board: With the recent enlightenment about the San Luis Obispo High School’s athletic director’s behavior, came information about the former principal and the superintendent being more concerned... (Continue reading)