“Sexual harassment in education includes any unwanted and unwelcome sexual behavior that significantly interferes with a student’s access to educational opportunities. The Supreme Court has confirmed that schools have an obligation under Title IX to prevent and address harassment against students, regardless of whether the harassment is perpetrated by peers, teachers, or other school officials.” — Title IX
I read the article about the Goodwill Central Coast CEO’s pay increase (April 28), and it started my wheels turning. Most all of us have the intention to do good things for others and ourselves. But it is interesting how the intention, the dream we use to accomplish something great in our lives, becomes skewed when money is involved.
If what I see on the Internet and media is true, there is a movement afoot to make English the official language of the United States. Its proponents are pushing it in the name of patriotism, but I wonder if it might simply be Anglo-Saxon arrogance.
Regarding the ongoing discussion over the homeless being evacuated from the riverbed in Paso Robles (“Paso Robles homeless cleared from Salinas River ahead of storms,” March 3), I believe we should find ways to help them.
A recent letter writer stated Christian store owners should be able to discrimiate against LGBT citizens and be allowed to refuse service to LGBT citizens (“Forcing businesses to serve LGBT people is an infringement of First Amendment rights,” April 15).
I know Debbie Peterson well and am not supporting her for District 3 supervisor. We were next-door neighbors for more than 10 years and good friends. When my husband stepped down from the Grover Beach City Council because we moved, we encouraged Debbie to apply for his position. Big mistake ...
I would like to thank the Donald Trump protesters who are inciting violence at Trump’s rallies. This has been invaluable to Trump supporters like myself. You folks have given us what monetary donations could not. Your actions are worth a thousand words. Your actions have convinced Americans that, indeed, we do need a no-nonsense president like Trump in the Oval Office. You have demonstrated to us that you are anarchists. You have demonstrated to us — Democrats, independents and Republicans alike — that you are mindless rabble organized by the Bernies, Bill Ayers and other assorted commies who have ventured out from beneath their rocks over the last decade, emboldened by the progressive spring that is now in its last days courtesy of your violence. I thank you for that.
If governments choose to send their youths into harm’s way and they are seriously wounded, governments should be responsible for their full recovery — or at least the cost of all treatment in lieu of full recovery.
Our city and county governments located in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are ignoring the water elephant in the dining room. While they are imposing restrictions on residential water usage, they are leaving untouched the groundwater (aquifer) overdrafting and permitting the conversion of nonirrigated lands into high-intensity water usage crop producers with no restrictions.
Adam Hill is a shame to his party in so many ways, yet The Tribune’s endorsement (“Adam Hill deserves another term in SLO County’s District 3,” April 24) minimizes glaring concerns over his bully behavior and affiliations and instead praises the several accomplishments he has, none of which are impressive.
My husband and I live on the Nipomo Mesa and, as most locals know, springtime brings gale-force winds to the Central Coast. Air pollution from microscopic particulate matter coming off the Oceano Dunes can make it difficult for people with respiratory problems to breathe, especially on very windy days.
I commend young Jack McMahon (“Climate change cannot be denied,” April 22) for cutting through the climate change bunk. But a middle school student, his perspective was clear and mature compared to archaic deniers. Looks to me like fresh eyes can see the truth.
As someone who works in the agriculture industry, I can tell you that those of us within the community are feeling left behind by our elected officials. Water restrictions, outrageous regulations and high taxes are stifling our local economy and smothering job creation.