Opinion


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When grandma packs, we all feel safer

OPINION By Roger Freberg Have you ever had to defend yourself or someone you love from an intruder? Part of the worries of a modern world is waking up in the middle of the night to the sounds of someone... (Continue reading)

The complexities of the budget

OPINION By Congresswoman Lois Capps - We have a big problem with our federal budget deficit. If not properly addressed, it threatens our long term economic future and could stunt our children’s future opportunities. We simply must address... (Continue reading)

Nation rebuilding starts at home

OPINION By Roger Freberg - Around the world there are plans, strategies and formulas for nation rebuilding. Some of the basic questions are best addressed by setting priorities, not so much for what we want as for what is really needed.... (Continue reading)

No comment? Or just lie?

OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN In the wrenching aftermath of the deeply disturbing slaying of teenager Dystiny Myers, local news reporters encountered a virtual blackout of details from investigators. So when KCCN.tv published an account last October relating some of the... (Continue reading)

New health insurance options for children

BY KENA BURKE California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has been working tirelessly to get the word out about the new insurance protections for children, and here’s what he has to say: “The new federal health care reform law signed... (Continue reading)

Letter to Supervisor Hill and the County Board of Supervisors

OPINION  By JUDY VICK Over several months now, many county residents have contacted the board with their serious concerns regarding the installation of wireless Smart Meters in our county. Concerns range from over-billing class action lawsuits in other areas, cyber... (Continue reading)

Oceano flooding – global warming or county airport?

OPINION By JEFF EDWARDS It has been over a month since the flooding in Oceano on Sunday, December 19.  The neighborhood just south/southwest of the Oceano County Airport was particularly hard hit and neighbors are still dealing with the aftermath... (Continue reading)

Police harassment and intimidation in SLO County

OPINION By STACEY WARDE Yesterday, I received some friendly advice that it’s better to “lay low” than put myself on the radar of local law enforcement. My friend had heard me complain on the radio last week that the recent... (Continue reading)

Marijuana dispensary arrestees’ attorney speaks out

STATEMENT By DAVID FISHER Please be advised this office has been retained to represent Christopher and Amy Austin, Rachel and Charles Tamagni, Peter Miller, and Steven Gordon regarding their recent arrests during the raids of several medical marijuana services. While... (Continue reading)

Legal challenge to smart meters

OPINION By JUDY VICK If you haven’t already, you will soon receive a notice from PG&E announcing the installation of a wireless smart meter on your home. The proposed benefits might sound good–a way to get more specific information about... (Continue reading)



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