Articles Tagged With ‘Opinion’




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Money down the drain at the South County sewer plant

OPINION by JULIE TACKER While expenses at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District continue to climb under a new administrator, the public is seeing little or no benefit and a decrease in transparency.... (Continue reading)

Talking turkey at Thanksgiving in the year of Trump

Opinion by Steve Brody, Ph.D. Whether here in SLO County or New York City, a good therapist doesn’t tell you what you want to hear. He tells you what you need to know. So after... (Continue reading)

Can the First Amendment survive President Donald Trump?

OPINION by PETER SCHEER Freedom of speech is as fragile as it is precious. President-elect Donald Trump likes to talk about a future in which America will be great “again.” Freedom of speech—in particular, the... (Continue reading)

Prosecutors failed to provide evidence Bob Marley smoked weed

OPINION by STEPHEN COOPER In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s tapping of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Bob Marley fans and marijuana smokers, especially those planning a trip to Washington, D.C., should know... (Continue reading)

Finding solace in Steinbeck during the time of Trump

OPINION by STEPHEN COOPER In a jittery, newly authoritarian land of hatred and hurt, chastened criminal and social justice reformers and human rights advocates can find solace and sustenance in the words and works of... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill, your real race has just begun

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE An open letter to San Luis Obispo Supervisor Adam Hill: Congratulations Adam! You’ve been elected to another term as a member of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors for... (Continue reading)

California needs an honest initiative system

OPINION by DAN DOW I am deeply saddened that a majority of California voters were misled to believe that the early release of prisoners from state prison would only apply to truly nonviolent crimes. The... (Continue reading)

Setting the record straight on AG fire issues

OPINION by JIM HILL and LEANN AKINS Many voters in the City of Arroyo Grande have received a slick mailer from Richard Waller that says, “Our fire department still has no funding to replace 20... (Continue reading)

Why does the Tribune cover for Adam Hill?

OPINION by KEVIN RICE An open letter to the San Luis Obispo Tribune: It is newly disappointing that the Tribune is now openly providing cover for an abusive public official. I am shocked the Tribune... (Continue reading)

Nic Mattson has ideas and solutions

OPINION by KAREN MCNAMARA It is my honor to encourage you to vote to elect Nicholas Mattson as Mayor of Atascadero. Nic has an amazing understanding of Atascadero, sees solutions to many existing problems and... (Continue reading)



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