Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Don’t call Poly Canyon a ‘graveyard’

I would like to keep the original name founding Dean George Hasslein, FAIA, used to describe the canyon laboratory: “Poly Canyon,” rather than the negative connotation described by your article (“SLO County Hike of the Week: Architecture Graveyard,” March 13). The lab is still an amazing workspace and experimental area that thrives each year with new students. Check out “Design Village” this year, April 7-9, to see that this special place is not a “graveyard,” but a place of creativity and lifelong experiences.

Letters to the Editor

Where is the balance in The Tribune?

The Tribune Sunday edition (March 12) somehow showed up on my driveway, and I looked through it. All the “news” was from The New York Times, Washington Post or other liberal mainstream media. There was nothing positive about the current administration and plenty of negative. No record stock market. No great job numbers. No very high consumer confidence. All local articles politically correct and left-leaning. Whatever happened to fair and balanced?

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Thanks to TekTegrity for supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to give a big thanks to the good people at TekTegrity, and to CEO Russ Levanway for supporting our agency and the local mentoring movement. Through their generous in-kind donations of IT support and services, their contributions have added up to over $100,000 over the last nine years. Their ongoing support in 2017 will help us provide over 400 mentors to benefit local youth and families.

Letters to the Editor

The party of Lincoln is now the party of white nationalism

Victor David Hanson’s commentary attempting to equate parallels between “states’ rights” issues in 1861 South Carolina and 2017 California unintentionally illustrates the current Republican party’s bewildering loss of its moral compass (“The creepy similarities between California and the Confederate South,” Feb. 12). The fundamental difference is that South Carolina sought secession from Washington in order to continue practicing a radical form of racial and chattel slavery whereas California is merely threatening noncompliance with any laws or directives from Washington that contradict basic American values and traditions regarding immigration, religious tolerance and ethnic discrimination. That’s a big difference, not a big similarity.

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Man found dead in truck several hours after crash into ravine near Templeton

California Highway Patrol Officer Adrian Ayala describes the scene of a fatal car crash on Santa Rita Creek Road near Templeton on Monday, March 27, 2017.
David Middlecamp The Tribune
Man found dead in truck several hours after crash into ravine near Templeton 1:03

Man found dead in truck several hours after crash into ravine near Templeton

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Nine former Mustangs compete in annual Cal Poly Pro Day

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See what The Bee found when it visited Camp Roberts in 2011

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Cal Poly's Sierra Hyland sets Big West Conference career strikeout record