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Every war is a war against a child

BY DAWN ORTIZ-LEGG “Every war is a war against children.”  The elegant simplicity and hard truth of that statement is what made Howard Zinn a remarkable man. He embodied dissent in nearly every aspect of his life – as historian,... (Continue reading)

Certainly not California

BY GREG KUDLICK It just amazes me that nobody in power, nobody in the “know,” actually understands what is going on. This is an enormous economic shift, one of the largest in our history, maybe the largest. I don’t say this... (Continue reading)

Something smells in Los Osos

BY PIPER REILLY Los Osos, California, population 14,500, is about to lose it’s drinking water source due to local government mis-management and agency irresponsibility. Current well tests show the average nitrate levels are one half milligram over drinking water standards... (Continue reading)

The curse of Cuesta College

BY DAVID CONGALTON Baseball buffs are familiar with the “Curse of the Bambino.” True believers insist that the Boston Red Sox went 86 years without winning a World Series as punishment for selling Babe Ruth, “The Bambino,” to the New... (Continue reading)

The climate change challenge

BY DR. RAY WEYMANN In a recent essay on this web site, (“The Climate Change Hoax”), Matt Kokkonen correctly calls attention to three facts regarding climate change and global warming and manages to draw erroneous conclusions from each of them:... (Continue reading)

Afghanistan 2010

BY DAWN ORTIZ-LEGG It has been a month since our new President made his expected announcement of troop increases for Afghanistan, yet it seems our country (and world) is farther from security and stability than when you-know-who was in office!... (Continue reading)

The climate change hoax

By MATT KOKKONEN Global warming is probably one of the most contentious issues currently. Al Gore’s film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” documents his belief that humans are the cause of this warming and of an impending catastrophe on the planet. Therefore,... (Continue reading)

Saving for a rainy day

BY JEFF BLISS We have become 99 percent money mad. The method of living at home modestly and within our income, laying a little by systematically for the proverbial rainy day which is due to come, can almost be listed... (Continue reading)

When the Tribune gets it wrong

By JOHN SALISBURY “Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated,” as penned by Mark Twain, seems an appropriate reply to the Tribune’s unfortunate and erroneous “Big Buzz” article from December 3. Our business has suffered greatly since The Tribune... (Continue reading)

What to do about Diablo Canyon?

BY JANE SWANSON The San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (MFP) opposes PG&E’s application for 20 year operating license extensions for Diablo Canyon units 1 and 2, filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on November 23, 2009. The current... (Continue reading)



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