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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... (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... (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... (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... (Continue reading)

The Legacy of Warren Baker

BY JEFF BLISS San Luis Obispo is really two “towns” when you look at it (three if you include the nearby Men’s Colony prison): the almost 43,000-strong city that is SLO and its neighbor, Cal... (Continue reading)

The politics of pollution

BY JOEY RACANO The ride to San Diego is always worth it, and last October was no exception. The golden hills of San Luis Obispo gave way to the windy passes of Gaviota. They, in... (Continue reading)

Thankful for Planned Parenthood

BY BILL DENNEEN Santa Maria, until just recently, had the highest teenage pregnancy rate of any city in the entire industrialized world. I called it a “pregnancy-epidemic”.  One of the reasons is all  local hospitals... (Continue reading)

What price glory?

BY ALEXI JENKINS In the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln argued that the family members of those who died fighting for the Union should “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain” and... (Continue reading)

Our Story with Robert Howard Bruce: The Ether Rapist

BY ROBERT SACHS Last week, a serial rapist, Robert Howard Bruce, was arrested in Pueblo, Colorado. What had appeared at first to be a case of a local Peeping Tom going a step too far... (Continue reading)

Let’s do launch: A new approach to the old business of news

BY JEFF BLISS Is it tougher to be part of a big launch or to be there when an enterprise meets its end? That’s the question I find myself thinking about as this new “New Media” outlet... (Continue reading)



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