Let me get this straight: Justin Vineyards destroyed hundreds of acres of oak woodlands and thousands (per June 26 front-page Tribune story, “Justin Vineyards seeks to rezone 212 acres”) of mature oak trees, and it wants to atone by donating the land to a conservation group.
It isn’t surprising that the two ultra conservative members of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton, voted against putting a measure on the ballot to increase the sales tax to be used for traffic projects in our area. What could be more democratic than to have the citizens of this county vote on this proposal, even with the requirement that it takes a two-thirds majority to approve it?
If a single sentence could capture the madness that hit Cleveland and the Republican convention, it’s this: You can’t bring a water gun to demonstrate outside the Republican National Convention, but you can bring an AK-47; Ohio is an open-carry state.
One may presume members of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors were thoughtful enough to insure their homes and autos to protect themselves in the “unlikely” event of fire or auto accident.
Kudos to the Mid-State Fair organizers for another great opening day! There was so much to do and see, including the Bruce in the USA concert on the Ford Frontier Stage. However, we again felt a twinge of pity for the hardworking musicians who were being hammered by sizzling temperatures on a sun-baked stage.
We are very pleased to see our bond dollars at work on the streets of Grover Beach. We are also pleased, and fortunate, to be located where we received the benefits of two of the first streets to be redone.
What a sickening shame that cowards think ambushing our police officers is a solution to anything! It is true that more black people are shot during crimes by comparison. How does that percentage compare to how many more crimes are committed by blacks. Let’s all Google that and see.
In his letter on the effect of sea otters on Central California coastal ecosystems, Mark Hamerdinger (“Desperate need for sea urchins, abalone and clams in SLO County waters,” July 17) made several inaccurate statements.
If you live anywhere on the Central Coast, you’re aware by now that on June 21 PG&E announced it will not seek relicensing of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant when current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. It’s my opinion this is a direct result of years of failed energy policies in the state of California.