Opinion


The anatomy of a great leader

OPINION By LEANN AKINS Every great leader has certain qualities or characteristics which make them a great leader; great leaders have a certain make-up which allows them to lead fearlessly, with graciousness, and with strength. But where do these qualities... (Continue reading)

Cayucos rape victim is somebody’s daughter

Editor’s Note: The following commentary about child sexual abuse in Cayucos was written after the arrest of volunteer fireman Oscar Higueros Jr., only a few days after Rogue Voice publisher Stacey Warde posted “Somebody’s Daughter,” a fictional account by author... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority needs financial counseling

OPINION By JULIE TACKER “Five Cities Fire Authority struggles to adjust after layoffs” (Tribune, October 2) suggests that ‘Plan B’ for the agency is to apply for another grant to return its level of service to that which it enjoyed... (Continue reading)

Measure G and developer subsidies

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT San Luis Obispo is launching a radical change in who pays development’s infrastructure costs, and this is intimately related to Measure G, the city sales tax on November’s ballot. Simply stated, if you vote for Measure... (Continue reading)

AG officer raises pale in comparison to Adams

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In spite of City Manager Steve Adams attempt to characterize events surrounding his own bad judgment on July 3 by insinuating the police would benefit from “damaging my reputation.” In spite of being characterized as liars... (Continue reading)

Jim Hill on issues facing Arroyo Grande

OPINION By JIM HILL Brown Act – California’s Ralph M. Brown Act, also known as the “open meetings act,” makes it illegal for a majority of the members of city councils, commissions or boards to converse on any topic under... (Continue reading)

My daughter’s health insurance company couldn’t care less

OPINION By HILARY GRANT Looking back, it all began when my smart, beautiful and spirited teenage daughter was in first grade. Her teachers told me Katie could hear perfectly well, but darn it, she just didn’t listen. Treated as a... (Continue reading)

WalMart to cost Atascadero more than $11 million

OPINION By TOM COMAR While it may come as a shock to some, those of us in Save Atascadero and other citizens who warned Atascadero’s staff, council, and planning commission that WalMart traffic mitigation costs could skyrocket and leave the... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande manager clearly violated city policy

OPINION By LEANN AKINS You may or may not have read my letter which was published on the CalCoastNews last week. You may or may not remember I spoke at the Arroyo Grande City Council meeting on Tuesday night. You... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande City Council should bow out of the parade

OPINION By MIKE BRENNLER Please allow me to weigh in on the Steve Adams, Teresa McClish and Tony Ferrara fiasco, as it relates to the upcoming Harvest Festival. It is clear that there are many Arroyo Grande residents who are... (Continue reading)