Articles Tagged With ‘Opinion’




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Judicial elections shape the Grand Jury

On Valentine’s Day, readers found out how important voting to tearing down financial barriers against people accessing justice is in San Luis Obispo County this year. When I started practicing law here, in 1978, strong judges with strong personalities and... (Continue reading)

The impending demise of the new Progressives

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE The stunning rise of the local new Progressive movement looks like it may be matched only by its pending rapid decline. Its cause? An emerging public perception of the movement’s hypocrisy, it’s single-minded ideology, and its... (Continue reading)

Court provides tools to thwart a run-away city council

OPINION of STEW JENKINS The day after the San Luis Obispo City Council gave Broad and Chorro Street residents the middle finger replacing their parking and auto access with a “bicycle boulevard,” the First District Court of Appeal gave voters... (Continue reading)

The nation’s focus on gun violence is misdirected

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN This opinion piece will stir the “pot” and will have some saying I am bizarre. However, I choose to think that I have vision and the rest of the country wears bifocals. I am somewhat amazed... (Continue reading)

Is SLO City Council ignoring the public and the Brown Act?

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT Just two weeks after approving a compromise bicycle plan for the Broad and Chorro corridor that sought balance between residents’ needs and bikers wants, San Luis Obispo’s City Council, in an hour-long non-agendized public hearing, threw... (Continue reading)

Depression is not an excuse for deception

OPINION by STEW JENKINS On Feb. 10, the Tribune ran San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s letter touting depression as his excuse for misbehavior. Depression and deception both start with the letter “D,” Mr. Hill, but depressed people are... (Continue reading)

Arming school staff could prevent tragedy

OPINION by JODY LANGFORD Predictably, after every mass shooting, most recently the tragedy in Florida, the same anti-gun talking heads spew the same talking points. They call for “reasonable” gun laws and blame the NRA and the “gun culture” for... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council should put residents before the bike riding minority

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Open letter to Mayor Heidi Harmon and members of the San Luis Obispo City Council: As long-time residents of what has been one of the nicest neighborhoods in our community—the Anholm neighborhood—we are beseeching you... (Continue reading)

Schumer shot himself in the foot

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Having been a Democrat for most of my life, I can’t believe what the Democrats did to themselves last week. In orchestrating a deliberate shutdown of our federal government, Senate Minority Leader Chuck “Shutdown“ Schumer... (Continue reading)

Supervisors Hill and Gibson dismiss the public

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE The first San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor’s meeting on Jan. 9 is now history. The selection of John Peschong as chairman of the board and Debbie Arnold as vice chair is now a... (Continue reading)



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