Nothing new in SLO County’s redistricting battle

OPINION by MICHAEL NOLAN To paraphrase President Harry Truman: “There is nothing new about a controversial redistricting of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, except the local history you do not know.” Forty years ago San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Find out why I support Stew Jenkins for SLO County Clerk

Opinion by Debbie Peterson Here’s a chance to have a little fun and adventure! A drive-by petition signing for Stew Jenkins, running for SLO County Clerk-Recorder in the 2022 election. Candidates need a significant number of signatures to get on... (Continue reading)

Stop the closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom from a former U.S. secretary of energy and 75 experts We are some of the leading scientists, entrepreneurs and academics spanning disciplines including climate science, marine biology, air pollution research, energy, planetary science and... (Continue reading)

SLO’s downtown needs to appeal to residents, not just tourists

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER and DAVID BRODIE Should our downtown serve only tourists rather than residents? Believe it or not, years ago, San Luis Obispo had all the necessary ingredients to make this happen. These so-called ingredients included easy pedestrian... (Continue reading)

Can SLO County staff competently construct rural camping ordinance?

OPINION by CLIVE PINDER Thank you for prioritizing this issue and placing on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor agenda for the Jan. 25 meeting. I have no personal dog in this fight but know of several neighbors... (Continue reading)

State agency recognizes SLO County Supervisor Bruce Gibson

OPINION by GRAHAM KNAUS The California State Association of Counties (CSAC), the voice of California’s 58 counties, would like to thank San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson for his thoughtful leadership and continued advocacy on CSAC legislative priorities. Supervisor... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo’s streets and walkways are becoming more hazardous

Opinion by KEN HERRMANN Simple and safe? Not in San Luis Obispo. Have you noticed changes as you move around in SLO lately? There are a lot of them! The city has done some repaving and realigning of roadways, and... (Continue reading)

SLO County food bank employee critiques agency, gets fired

OPINION by KODY CAVA The open letter that got me fired, and why “anti-hunger” organizations have become part of the problem. The following is an open letter I wrote to my (now previous) employer, the SLO Food Bank. Four hours... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s booster mandate goes too far

OPINION by BEN DI GUGLIELMO In another step signaling the university’s commitment to endless COVID-19 mandates, California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo has officially required that all eligible students, staff, and faculty take a booster shot, or else be considered... (Continue reading)

Keep Diablo Canyon power plant open, support clean energy goals

Opinion by Jordan Cunningham and Dawn Ortiz-Legg to CalMatters California has established itself as a global leader in the fight against climate change. It has set ambitious, economy-wide emission reduction targets and mandated that all of the state’s electricity come... (Continue reading)