Opinion


The truth about COLAB

OPINION BY ANDY CALDWELL COLAB has recently been attacked in the media by County Supervisor Adam Hill, because in our opinion, we threaten to expose and oppose policies that are not beneficial to county residents. We firmly and categorically deny... (Continue reading)

Defending our right to speak

OPINION By ROGER FREBERG When I first set about to write this article, I was reminded about the many situations in which our free expression of ideas can land us in hot water. Exercising your free speech is not without... (Continue reading)

I Blame the San Luis Obispo City Council

OPINION By PETE EVANS You can see I sent the following letter almost two months ago. Near the end of my missive I asked my representatives on the San Luis Obispo City Council to address these issues without condescending arrogance.... (Continue reading)

Atascadero Wal-Mart bail-out on the table

OPINION By DAVID BROADWATER Just as Atascadero’s new Wal-Mart/Annex enters the final phase of approval, the first taxpayer gouge appears. Due to a reported dispute between the developers (Wal-Mart & Rottman Group) over financing road/freeway improvements, city staff is asking... (Continue reading)

Make Cal Poly 2.0 a reality

OPINION By ROGER FREBERG Universities across the country are beginning to experience the pain of decreasing expectations. No longer able to meet demand by increasing student fees and by using bail out funds – I mean “stimulus money” – administrations... (Continue reading)

NRC inspects Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

STATEMENT by VICTOR DRICKS Following the accident on March 11 at the Fukushima Diaichi Nuclear Site in Japan the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decided to assess the capabilities of the nation’s 104 nuclear power plants to respond to severe... (Continue reading)

Lie down and tell me all about it

OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN “It’s complicated,” wrote Adam Hill on Facebook recently, referring to his marital status. With this not-so-cryptic plunge into the swirling, dark waters of the new social media, the San Luis Obispo County supervisor now has embraced... (Continue reading)

Education call to arms

OPINION By WALTER REIL A growing number of news services are reporting on the dire and desperate conditions that our nation’s schools are facing in providing high-quality and continuously-advancing, state-of-the-art education. America’s schools and their students, our children, are losing... (Continue reading)

In light of current economic standing, nonprofits find new ways to boost budget

OPINION By JACQUELINE DELANEY With the current state of the economy, everyone is tightening their belts. From large corporations to privately owned small business to the average Joe next door, the gripping effect of the downturn in our economy can... (Continue reading)

Hey, when I said tax the rich, I didn’t mean the rest of us

OPINION by ROGER FREBERG When you look around the state to see if anyone, anywhere is doing anything to save our counties and cities; you really don’t see a captain at the helm trying to avoid those big icebergs. I... (Continue reading)