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KEITH GURNEE

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Another View of the transportation sales tax hike

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote “The only things certain are death and taxes” seems incomplete. These days, it should be modified by adding “and tax increases.” Having read Gordon Mullin’s excellent piece taking on the Tribune on the transportation tax in the CCN, there is another wrinkle to the story. After […]... (Continue Reading)

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Renaming our U.S. naval vessels

T. Keith Gurnee

By T. KEITH GURNEE With the recent aggressive sorties flown by Russian jets just 120 feet over the USS Cook in the Baltic Sea against all treaty protocols just a few months ago, it looks like our reaction has been to do what we have done for the last 31/2 years: observe and do nothing. […]... (Continue Reading)

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Tom Fulks: the merchant of fear

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Is anybody out there as tired as I am of the venomous rants of Tom Fulks? In his latest nastygram published in the San Luis Obispo Tribune attacking Supervisor Debbie Arnold, Fulks begs the question; “What’s the matter with Shangri-La?” The answer: just look in the mirror, Tom! While Fulks’ […]... (Continue Reading)

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Locals remember Glenn Frey

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE Jan. 18, the day that the Eagle’s brilliant co-founder Glenn Frey died. For all of us who love rock ‘n roll, it was one of those moments you’ll never forget where you were when you heard the news. Flash back to March 16, 1974, an amazing night to be remembered. For […]... (Continue Reading)

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SLO County planning: Wherefore art thou?

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION By T. KEITH GURNEE By T. Keith Gurnee Planning for the future is an essential activity of human endeavor. Whether and how we “plan” for our families, our careers, our retirement, the growth of a business, or the future growth of our communities, all have a direct correlation with the quality, sustainability, and success […]... (Continue Reading)

Santa Margarita quarry points and counterpoints

OPINION By T. KEITH GURNEE With the recent spate of articles and opinion pieces on the proposed Las Pilitas Quarry in CalCoastNews, the responses generated have been interesting to say the least. Now that the applicants are appealing the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s 3-2 denial of the conditional use permit to the board […]... (Continue Reading)

To quarry or not to quarry?

OPINION By KEITH GURNEE To quarry or not to quarry? That is the question. With the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s recent 3-2 denial of permits for the proposed Las Pilitas Quarry, what are we supposed to do? Deny all quarries and cave into this latest example of “nimbyism”? As we wait to hear […]... (Continue Reading)

A brickbat for the Tribune

OPINION By KEITH GURNEE Shame on the Tribune’s editorial and Bruce Gibson’s Viewpoint rant for totally missing the mark on the leadership changes on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. Anyone who attended that meeting would have been stunned with Chairman Frank Mecham’s self-sacrificing, selfless decision to step down as chair and allowing […]... (Continue Reading)

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