Articles Tagged With ‘Opinion’




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Harmon and Christianson’s poorly made plans for SLO

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Mayor Heidi Harmon and Council Member Carlyn Christianson are campaigning on the premise that they have made significant strides in addressing San Luis Obispo’s “climate action plan” by adopting the Community Choice Energy program, by forcing... (Continue reading)

How will losing Diablo Canyon impact SLO County?

OPINION by ZOE DUTY With the impending closure of Diablo Canyon, I’m starting to get worried about what this really means for San Luis Obispo County. Over 1,500 jobs will be lost when Diablo Canyon is gone. This not only impacts the lives of... (Continue reading)

Shame on the Tribune

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Shame on the Tribune for its latest editorial on the Housing Accountability Act. That our own newspaper would defend the State’s top-down, autocratic act to “build baby build” regardless of the consequences couldn’t be more... (Continue reading)

Is tire mulch a safe covering for Los Osos playground?

OPINION by JULIE TACKER A few years ago San Luis Obispo County Parks replaced the playground equipment at our one and only park here in Los Osos. When they did, they also installed 240 yards of repurposed shredded tire mulch... (Continue reading)

What are they doing to our town?

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE What San Luis Obispo’s current mayor and city council are doing to our city is deeply disturbing, but it is the speed and joy with which they’re doing it is even more so. Let’s just... (Continue reading)

SLO falls short on addressing climate change

OPINION by DAVID BRODIE and ALLAN COOPER Since San Luis Obispo’s City Council hired a sustainability coordinator and formed a Green Team, we have not seen the city initiate one new prescriptive or incentivized mitigation affecting the built environment that... (Continue reading)

SLO needs a mayor, not a diva

Opinion by Will Powers, Ph.D Many keen local observers have noted the widespread rumblings of discontent among San Luis Obispo citizens frustrated with what they see as the misguided direction the city has taken over recent years. The frustration seems... (Continue reading)

Poor planning is destroying SLO

Opinion by Ben DiFatta I was driving through San Luis Obispo at about 2 p.m.on a Thursday on my way to a doctor’s visit when I hit just about every red light making me almost late for my appointment. I... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Ian Parkinson accepts responsibility for Holland death

OPINION By IAN PARKINSON The Tribune and many citizens have questioned my actions and statements regarding Andrew Holland’s tragic death. I have sincerely attempted to address the issues fully and factually. My department is also cooperating fully with the FBI’s... (Continue reading)

Former Atascadero commissioner Joan O’Keefe dead at 80

By MIKE BRENNLER On March 19, 2018 the Atascadero community lost a wonderful and spirited advocate. Joan O’Keefe passed away in Visalia. She had been staying with her daughter, after experiencing a couple of years of deteriorating health. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)



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