Vote out the incumbents

OPINION By MARGARET O’HARA-GORDON If you like the way things are in San Luis Obispo, vote for the incumbents. They have accomplished much: no more free parking downtown on Sundays; doubling of water and sewer rates every 3-5 years; outlawed... (Continue reading)

Write in Gary Nemeth for Mayor of Paso Robles

OPINION By GARY NEMETH Write in Gary Nemeth for Mayor of Paso Robles. Since the forum by CPRN2012 we have received many calls from citizens stating they have not read or heard anything about me being a write in candidate.... (Continue reading)

Democracy in Atascadero should amount to more

OPINION By MIKE BRENNLER While studying my absentee ballot, I was reminded of the joke suggesting that democracy should amount to more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. This is particularly true as... (Continue reading)

Baldwin for Cuesta College

OPINION By MARILYNE CLEEVES The Cuesta College Board has consistently approved construction for more campus facilities and buy-out contracts from unsatisfactory administrators. In order to pay the loans for these approvals, the administration is proposing cuts to programs, employee compensation,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Police officers’ fight for public safety

STATEMENT By THE PASO ROBLES POLICE OFFICER ASSOCIATION The purpose of this media release is to express The Paso Robles Police Officers’ Association’s (PRPOA) disagreement with the action the city has recently taken involving the rehiring of a retired Sergeant... (Continue reading)

Vote no on Proposition 36

OPINION By LESLIE HALLS Proposition 36 would revise the current Three Strikes law and would allow current convicted felons serving 25-life under Three Strikes to petition for a reduced sentence. The Three Strikes law was passed in 1994 and shortly... (Continue reading)

Coastal conservation in Morro Bay

OPINION by JOE GEEVER The city of Morro Bay has two years to build a new sewage treatment plant, and local authorities are very close to making the wrong decision — against the will of local citizens. They want to... (Continue reading)

Unchecked or questioned, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

OPINION By GARY NEMETH When the citizens (employers) of Paso Robles hire five individuals to act in the best interest of the citizens, and the citizens lose faith and trust in their ability, it is time to replace them. When... (Continue reading)

Oceano CSD update

OPINION By JULIE TACKER It’s been awhile since we last talked about the Oceano Community Services District. In August, I explained OCSD General Manager Tom Geaslen had failed to bring the permanent sale of water initiative to an agenda in... (Continue reading)

Background says a lot about Pismo Beach candidates

OPINION By DAVID PECCI Before I look at a candidate’s viewpoints, I look at their backgrounds. I try to look for someone most similar to me and for the person who best represents the area. Erik Howell went to Harvard... (Continue reading)