Opinion

Opinion

Want your local economy to grow? Start embracing immigrants

All eyes are on Washington as the fate of nearly 800,000 undocumented young people brought here as children dominates the debate over America’s broken immigration system. But while many focus attention on the nation’s capital, important discussion is happening this week in New York. As the UN General Assembly meets, mayors from around the United States — and the world — are gathering to discuss how cities and towns of all sizes and political stripes are competing to attract, welcome and integrate immigrants. The reason for their leadership? While DC politicians debate the value of immigration, local communities see the benefits firsthand.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t blame conservatives for plight of Pirate’s Cove

It is unfair to lay the deplorable conditions of Pirate’s Cove at the feet of the conservatives on the Board of Supervisors, or Lynn Compton in particular. Lynn is doing her job for her district . The situation at Pirate’s Cove has been going on for decades according to your own columnist, Joe Tarica. Isn’t this Adam Hill’s district? And the Coastal Commission can take some blame, too.

Opinion

All in all, Trump has had a pretty good eight months

President Donald Trump has delivered three significant speeches, appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and assembled an exceptional national security team. He’s also had missteps on Charlottesville and out-of-bounds tweets. But so far the pluses outweigh the minuses, this writer says.

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See Highway 1 being rebuilt over Big Sur's massive landslide

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This surveillance video shows teen returning wallet with $1,500 in cash to Elk Grove resident

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Jack Ohman: Latest from Trump-inspired band "Local Milk People"

Listen to the robocall for Yes on B-17, SLO's 'nondiscrimination in housing' measure

Listen to the pro-Measure B-17 robocall for San Luis Obispo's mail-in special election (ballots for the "nondiscrimination in housing" measure must be postmarked by Aug. 22, 2017). The robocall contains disputed facts. The “Yes on B-17” robocalls tell voters it “permanently ends forced home inspections,” “protects your privacy,” and keeps “housing affordable.” It does not say that the rental inspection was already spiked.
Matt Fountain The Tribune
Listen to the robocall for Yes on B-17, SLO's 'nondiscrimination in housing' measure 0:57

Listen to the robocall for Yes on B-17, SLO's 'nondiscrimination in housing' measure

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Jack Ohman: Latest from Trump-inspired band "Local Milk People"

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Jack Ohman: Let's get some more lawyers over to the White House, and here's why

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Jack Ohman: It's about Time (and Trump, and fake news)