Articles Tagged With ‘Opinion’




Nation rebuilding starts at home

OPINION By Roger Freberg - Around the world there are plans, strategies and formulas for nation rebuilding. Some of the basic questions are best addressed by setting priorities, not so much for what we want as for what is really needed.... (Continue reading)

No comment? Or just lie?

OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN In the wrenching aftermath of the deeply disturbing slaying of teenager Dystiny Myers, local news reporters encountered a virtual blackout of details from investigators. So when KCCN.tv published an account last October relating some of the... (Continue reading)

New health insurance options for children

BY KENA BURKE California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has been working tirelessly to get the word out about the new insurance protections for children, and here’s what he has to say: “The new federal health care reform law signed... (Continue reading)

Letter to Supervisor Hill and the County Board of Supervisors

OPINION  By JUDY VICK Over several months now, many county residents have contacted the board with their serious concerns regarding the installation of wireless Smart Meters in our county. Concerns range from over-billing class action lawsuits in other areas, cyber... (Continue reading)

Oceano flooding – global warming or county airport?

OPINION By JEFF EDWARDS It has been over a month since the flooding in Oceano on Sunday, December 19.  The neighborhood just south/southwest of the Oceano County Airport was particularly hard hit and neighbors are still dealing with the aftermath... (Continue reading)

Police harassment and intimidation in SLO County

OPINION By STACEY WARDE Yesterday, I received some friendly advice that it’s better to “lay low” than put myself on the radar of local law enforcement. My friend had heard me complain on the radio last week that the recent... (Continue reading)

Legal challenge to smart meters

OPINION By JUDY VICK If you haven’t already, you will soon receive a notice from PG&E announcing the installation of a wireless smart meter on your home. The proposed benefits might sound good–a way to get more specific information about... (Continue reading)

Passage of Proposition 21 is crucial

OPINION BY MARY GOLDEN Opponents of Proposition 21 are trying to mislead citizens of California. The initiative, designed to protect funding for our state parks system, was put on the ballot by citizens fed up with Sacramento, not politicians, and the... (Continue reading)

When in doubt, just let go

OPINION by SUSAN MULLEN Whether it’s your family or town, knowing your history helps you to understand where you came from, what you are made of, and how not to make the same mistakes over and over again. You make... (Continue reading)

Time to help foster youth in California

OPINION BY JIM ROBERTS In these tumultuous economic and political times, marked by great social angst, financial deficits, extreme partisanship and little to say “hurrah” about; a wisp of refreshing news flowed from the halls of our state legislature this... (Continue reading)