Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

‘CHiPs’ movie looks disrespectful to CHP and fans of the show

Any “CHiPs” television program fan in the late 1970s and early ’80s (September 1977 through May 1983) on NBC and TBS should know that the upcoming “CHiPs” movie on March 24 will be very insulting to me and other “CHiPs” fans, as well as the California Highway Patrol in general. I respect the CHP for many years since “CHiPs,” and I own both season one and two on DVD, as well as the entire six seasons on DVD, too. I would say that even my favorite three actors who played CHP officers: Francis (Frank) Llewelyn “Ponch” Poncherello (Erik Estrada), Officer Jonathan “Jon” A. Baker (Larry Wilcox) as well as Sgt. Joseph “Joe” Getraer (Robert Pine) should have better respect than the actors who are playing their roles in the “CHiPs” movie for spring 2017.

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SLO is the ‘best college town in America’ because of its students

San Luis Obispo is ranked as one of the “Best College Towns in America.” It’s based on “various criteria, including general lifestyle categories and academics.” Other factors include the “number of boutiques and cafes, pedestrian friendliness, culture, nightlife and the ‘general vibe.’ ” All true, but there is one factor that is missing: the quality and character of the students.

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The Affordable Care Act had helped millions of Americans

According to Rep. Kevin McCarthy (“A better way on health care,” Jan. 22) the ACA is equivalent to the government helping some people buy cars that don’t work while making others buy cars they don’t want. In fact, the ACA has helped tens of millions of U.S. citizens obtain insurance that has made their lives both more secure and healthier. Many of these people were previously denied health insurance because of so-called “pre-existing conditions.” This feature is widely supported by the American public.

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Bruce Gibson can’t guarantee NOAA won’t regulate fishing

Supervisor Bruce Gibson in his Feb. 2 Viewpoint (“With SLO County supervisors in a new era of pettiness, the public must pay attention”) lists three “facts,” one of which is, “The proposed sanctuary would not regulate fishing.” Supporters of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary have been opining since the nomination of this sanctuary that there will be no regulations imposed on commercial or recreational fishing.

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Dana Cummings served veterans well in his SLO County post

It is not surprising to read of the legal action taken by Dana Cummings against San Luis Obispo County’s administrator (“Former veterans services officers sues SLO County,” Feb. 5). Under Mr. Cummings’ leadership, for the first two years of The Military Order of the World Wars’ programs to honor World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans, we were graciously provided assistance by the Veterans Services Office (VSO) to invite veterans to the events. Without revealing the names of veterans registered with that office, the VSO mailed invitations to all registered veterans. Because of Mr. Cummings, we were able to reach and honor veterans who could not otherwise be reached.

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Take action — sign the petition to push for nonbiased news organizations

Many faithfully follow their favorite news organizations where they are fed a steady stream of liberal or conservative talking points and conclusions that leave little room for original thought. The danger here is that decisions are formed based upon the opinions of a few elite journalists. With so much power in the hands of a small group, democracy is degraded when they impose a one-sided view.

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Standing up for Chief Garret Olson over chamber video

At first glance, one might think the brouhaha over the video shown at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce annual dinner is an indication that San Luis Obispo had completely lost its sense of humor. After all, the chamber dinner has a tradition of making fun of practically everyone at the event in the spirit of camaraderie and self-deprecation. Fire Chief Garret Olson’s video was poking fun at the chamber, chamber staff, firefighter stereotypes — and himself.

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Instead of complaining about protesters, lead by example

Rod MacLeod of Pismo Beach railed against our female city leaders and specifically against the “narcissism on parade” directed to the 7,000 who marched in solidarity for women’s rights (“Postelection protests reinforce Trump’s mission,” Feb. 13). Instead, Mr. MacLeod writes they could have helped or fed the homeless with all that wasted time and energy.

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Time to holster the pitchforks in San Luis Obispo politics

I am a business owner in San Luis Obispo and have three kids at home, which has never left me much time to actively engage in politics. While I have always voted, I have only recently participated in the public hearing process. I was shocked to learn that during public hearings, many in the public use the opportunity to attack, insult and harass applicants, staff and the public review body who are tasked with making a decision for the betterment of our community.

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SLO County needs to do something to fix Cayucos’ veterans hall

The community of Cayucos’ Veterans Memorial Lions Hall sits empty. What a shame that nothing is being done to fix the problem. Life goes on, events are held in a tent (which serves a purpose); the problem there lies in the fact that it does not accommodate the handicapped. They have to go outside the tent, around the front of the building. It is often dark. This presents another problem: Injury can happen to any individual. There are many factors that limit the rental of the tent. Wind causes the facility to dance, it is difficult to hear one another, and cold causes discomfort.

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Nuclear power is part of an emission-free electric solution

What many people do not know is that Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant generates reliable, 24/7, low-cost, carbon-free electricity for nearly 3million people. It provides 23percent of PG&E’s emission-free electricity and generates five times more power than Hoover Dam and generates 14times more power than Topaz Solar Farm in east San Luis Obispo County. No wind, no sun and no batteries are required to operate Diablo Canyon. It is a world-class plant that has a design life of 60years and has only run about 30years (mid-life).

Videos

Taste Buds Best Chef competition smokes out the finest culinary artists

Four San Luis Obispo County chefs compete for the Judge's Choice and People's Choice awards at the The Inspired Home, Garden and Gourmet Expo held at the Paso Robles Event Center on Saturday, Feb. 25, and Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. All ingredients used in the competition were supplied by Talley Farms of Arroyo Grande, and the recipes will be published in the March issue of Inspired Health Magazine.
Laura Dickinson The Tribune
Taste Buds Best Chef competition smokes out the finest culinary artists 0:41

Taste Buds Best Chef competition smokes out the finest culinary artists

SLO Muslim community hosts meet-and-greet event, panel discussion on Islam 1:36

SLO Muslim community hosts meet-and-greet event, panel discussion on Islam

Motorcyclist killed in Shell Beach crash 0:37

Motorcyclist killed in Shell Beach crash

Cambria bakery heavily damaged by vehicle that crashed into building 1:00

Cambria bakery heavily damaged by vehicle that crashed into building