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Most things we hear about child rearing are wrong

OPINION by Roger Freberg When one first embarks on the role of parenting, hopefully it is with a sense of humility. This is one of the few tasks in life that we are expected to learn on our own. Learning... (Continue reading)

What Happened to the CalPERS Home Loan Program?

By ROXANNE CARR All approved CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) lenders were notified recently that the home mortgage financing program had been suspended.  Through the CalPERS program, active, inactive, or retired members of the California Public Employees’ Retirement system... (Continue reading)

An open letter to Sam Blakeslee

Dear Senator Blakeslee: I have some thoughts for you, as you go after Diablo’s recertification. Let me tell you what it is like to fly from Singapore to Hong Kong to SF and back to SB in one day. Because of... (Continue reading)

Chamber releases president/CEO salary, benefits data

The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce released data today on the salary and benefits of retiring President/CEO Dave Garth and the salary and benefits package being advertised for his replacement. San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Dave Garth. The data... (Continue reading)

The U.S. is alone among western democracies in protecting “hate speech.” Chalk it up to a healthy fear of government censorship.

OPINION By PETER SCHEER – An inebriated John Galliano, sitting in a Paris bar, unleashes an anti-semitic rant (“I love Hitler”) that is captured on a cellphone camera and posted on the internet. Within days the Dior designer is not... (Continue reading)

Are you prepared for a disaster?

OPINION By BOB NEUMANN Japan’s devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami makes one wonder if an event like this could happen here on the Central Coast. The 2003 San Simeon earthquake, a much smaller 6.5 magnitude Richter scale event, caused significant... (Continue reading)

Want to be happy for the rest of your life? Marry the right person

OPINION By Roger Freberg When my middle daughter was a freshman in college, she had a poster on her dorm wall that listed ten things that would lead to a happy life. The item on top was “marry the right... (Continue reading)

This open government week is a call to arms

Opinion By Richard P. McKee Our Founding Fathers, revered for their courage and determination, knew far too well the nation they were creating was only an experiment; that persistence lay ahead if the people’s government was to survive.  They openly... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee and Achajdian traitors or saviors?

OPINION BY KEVIN P. RICE Senator Sam Blakeslee and Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian found their political heads figuratively impaled on sticks this week on a Los Angeles talk radio show and web site. The John and Ken Show on L.A.’s KFI... (Continue reading)

sloRecent U.S. Highway 101 upgrades in SLO County bring corridor needs into focus

By RICHARD KRUMHOLZ Caltrans has received some questions lately regarding a recently completed project in the south county. Meanwhile, motorists throughout the county are experiencing more frequent and often unpredictable delays along the US 101 corridor. While addressing this issue,... (Continue reading)

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