Opinion


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)

When grandma packs, we all feel safer

OPINION By Roger Freberg Have you ever had to defend yourself or someone you love from an intruder? Part of the worries of a modern world is waking up in the middle of the night to the sounds of someone... (Continue reading)

The complexities of the budget

OPINION By Congresswoman Lois Capps - We have a big problem with our federal budget deficit. If not properly addressed, it threatens our long term economic future and could stunt our children’s future opportunities. We simply must address... (Continue reading)

Nation rebuilding starts at home

OPINION By Roger Freberg - Around the world there are plans, strategies and formulas for nation rebuilding. Some of the basic questions are best addressed by setting priorities, not so much for what we want as for what is really needed.... (Continue reading)

No comment? Or just lie?

OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN In the wrenching aftermath of the deeply disturbing slaying of teenager Dystiny Myers, local news reporters encountered a virtual blackout of details from investigators. So when KCCN.tv published an account last October relating some of the... (Continue reading)

New health insurance options for children

BY KENA BURKE California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has been working tirelessly to get the word out about the new insurance protections for children, and here’s what he has to say: “The new federal health care reform law signed... (Continue reading)

Letter to Supervisor Hill and the County Board of Supervisors

OPINION  By JUDY VICK Over several months now, many county residents have contacted the board with their serious concerns regarding the installation of wireless Smart Meters in our county. Concerns range from over-billing class action lawsuits in other areas, cyber... (Continue reading)

Oceano flooding – global warming or county airport?

OPINION By JEFF EDWARDS It has been over a month since the flooding in Oceano on Sunday, December 19.  The neighborhood just south/southwest of the Oceano County Airport was particularly hard hit and neighbors are still dealing with the aftermath... (Continue reading)