Tears for Tianna Arata

OPINION by ANDY CALDWELL When I consider Tianna Arata, I don’t see a Martin Luther King in the making, not yet anyway, despite what the BLM spin doctors have to say. Instead, I see a young kid who got inebriated... (Continue reading)

The myth of “systemic racism”

OPINION by CHRISTOPHER AREND The recent discussion and civil unrest after the death of George Floyd has been based on the concept of “systemic racism.” The Democratic Party and its candidates, the mainstream media and, of course, the Black Lives... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly: What about our community?

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE The Tribune’s recent report about Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong’s reopening plans highlighted a letter written and signed by 426 faculty, student, and staff members registering concerns about those flawed plans and their potential to... (Continue reading)

Why I protest against Black Lives Matter in San Luis Obispo

OPINION by RICH DONALD If you do a YouTube search of “Rich Donald of SLOASA” you will see a video of me, leading one of, if not the largest protests against law enforcement arresting people for marijuana in county history.... (Continue reading)

Why I protest with Black Lives Matter in San Luis Obispo

OPINION by JAMES PAPP One summer I spent ten weeks doing upscale finish carpentry for a Lake Superior cabin-garage complex we began to refer to as the Garage Mahal. Staying at the neighboring cabin was a Midwest business executive named... (Continue reading)

It is time to stop unwanted calls

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN “Hello Gordon. We’re excited to tell you that you qualify for a $10,000 loan from … .” And it’s about here in this seemingly endless parade of exasperating intrusions that I start yelling profanities into my... (Continue reading)

Why Jeffery Specht would be a great addition to the SLO City Council

OPINION by BRENT SPECHT My name is Brent Specht. I’m 38 years old, born and raised in San Luis Obispo and I am the son of Jeffery Specht, who is running for SLO City Council. I’d like to explain why... (Continue reading)

Local Democratic Party supports Tianna Arata, blames sheriff

Statement from the San Luis Obispo County Democratic Party The San Luis Obispo County Democratic Party (SLOCDP) is deeply disturbed by the San Luis Obispo Police Department’s recommended charges against Black Lives Matter activist Tianna Arata. We call on District... (Continue reading)

Bridging divides with kindness, SLO Mayor Harmon style

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT San Luis Obispo’s Mayor Heidi Harmon says SLO must be a “welcoming city,” one that values, supports, respects, nurtures, cares about people. One that is kind. One that is tolerant. She has specific people especially in... (Continue reading)

The age of American nihilism

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION T. KEITH GURNEE In this election year of 2020, America is tearing itself apart. It’s more than the Trump versus Biden election. I’ve never seen this country as divided as it is today, and I went through the sixties!... (Continue reading)