The closure in 2025 of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant will have a significant impact on San Luis Obispo County — the plants economic impact in 2011 was $1 billion a year. Business and local leaders must redouble efforts to create an environment that supports the expansion and creation of companies that provide high-paying, head-of-household jobs.
The California primary election is behind us, and we’re looking ahead to the November general election. Here are The Tribune’s post-primary election awards for San Luis Obispo County, featuring Justin Fareed, Katcho Achadjian, Helene Schneider, Eric Michielssen, Abel Maldonado and more.
The Tribune recommends voting for Steve Martin for 1st District SLO County Supervisor, Adam Hill for 3rd District SLO County Supervisor and Katcho Achadjian and Helene Schneider for the 24th Congressional District.
When veteran Congresswoman Lois Capps announced her retirement, she set off a heck of a horse race in the 24th Congressional District, where nine candidates are fighting it out in a contest that’s attracting big money and national interest.
The campaign for District 3 supervisor has devolved into a hot mess, and for that, candidates Adam Hill and Dan Carpenter are equally to blame. But, Hill’s enemies — and we don’t believe that word is too strong — have been over the top in demonizing him. The Tribune endorses Adam Hill for Board of Supervisors.
In a race that comes down to political ideology, 5th District Supervisor Debbie Arnold faces a challenge from a single candidate, organic farmer and retired nonprofit housing official Eric Michielssen.
The superintendent of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is impressively diplomatic when he talks about drone operators who fly equipment too close to protected marine mammals, possibly breaking the law. (The sanctuary includes four overflight restriction zones.)
Nobody expects haute cuisine at a campus dining hall, but with all the emphasis on good-for-you eating these days, we assumed students would at least be able to grab a healthy bite or two before class.
Given local interest in PG&E’s leasing of coastal land for the nuclear power plant, it’s been suggested the commission convene in San Luis Obispo in June. We believe a meeting in SLO is an excellent idea.
Each and every member of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors deserves a bouquet of common sense and compassion for voting in favor of the psychiatric hospital proposed for Templeton. The fact that both the Board of Supervisors and county Planning Commission unanimously approved the project sends a powerful message of support for increasing mental health services in our county.