Opinion


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An Open Letter to the SLO City Council and the Citizens For SLO

OPINION By ROB FARINO My name is Rob, and I am a Fire Engineer for the City of San Luis Obispo. My wife is a local business owner downtown, and we live here in the City. I am one of... (Continue reading)

Come home Sam—We need you

  OPINION By DAVE CONGALTON I begin by making a statement that I have offered repeatedly on the radio these last few weeks. I have been part of this community for nearly 25 years and I’ve never seen San Luis... (Continue reading)

Taxation with representation

OPINION By DR. DON REGAN In a world of computer ease, social media, online payments, world wide and beyond personal computer access and immediacy—why is it that we cannot routinely and securely allocate our Federal and State taxes on line,... (Continue reading)

U.S. media shouldn’t rush to hang Murdoch’s News Corp for the sins of its London tabloids

OPINION By PETER SCHEER The economic forces that pummeled every American newspaper from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle have barely disturbed Rupert Murdoch’s media properties. The Wall Street Journal, for one, has not only weathered the... (Continue reading)

Will the real criminal please stand up?

OPINION By PRESTON KINCAID As a professional web designer who developed Paramount  Communications’ popular website ( at least popular with Cory Black of “Public Policy Solutions, Inc.”), I have watched with astonishment as “Corygate” has exploded across local headlines over... (Continue reading)

Atascadero City Council shuts off dialog with public

OPINION By DAVID BROADWATER From now on, when Atascaderans give public comments during Community Forum at City Council meetings, they can no longer receive the customary and occasional responses from council and staff members allowed by California’s open meeting law.... (Continue reading)

What next for Los Osos?

OPINION By JOE SPARKS With the decision of Judge Robin Riblet to accept the Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) Chapter 9 (Bankruptcy) Plan of Debt Adjustment, the five-year odyssey of the LOCSD through local, state, and federal courts is... (Continue reading)

Getting Lost in a Book

OPINION By ROGER FREBERG When I hear folks discuss the “joys of reading,” most talk about the latest novel involving a bunch of dysfunctional people eking out a miserable existence, and then they die tragically. If I wanted to experience... (Continue reading)

Time to wake up the giant

OPINION By DR. DON REGAN What is the matter with a country whose political process at every level is so distorted and upside down that it is persistently countermanding and suffocating the very best and necessary interests of itself, for... (Continue reading)

The fight over water continues in Paso Robles

OPINION By KAREN REED In the July 2011 issue of the Paso Robles Magazine, Paso Robles City Manager, Jim App said that the water rates proposed in 2007 were “virtually identical to those recently adopted”. After all the citizens of... (Continue reading)



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