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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Keeping us safe

    Thank you, Phil Dirkx, for your column pointing out Paso Robles’ vulnerability to railroad disasters and criticizing the City Council for not taking a strong stand. You are right. Sending a letter to the federal government asking for more railroad regulations does nothing. We can protect...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Competing rights

    I am writing in response to recent letters in favor of the Las Pilitas mine project.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Human kindness

    I am writing to thank the gentleman who stopped to assist me when I fell from my bicycle while riding on Corbett Canyon in Arroyo Grande on April 15. This particular road is fairly difficult to bike on, and when my tire skidded on gravel, I very quickly hit the pavement. I was a bit stunned but ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Silly laws abound

    Thank you for printing Patty Andreen’s letter (“ Dumb laws universal ,” April 8) about ridiculous, often unenforceable laws in California and other states. Clearly, California has no lock on silly laws.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Power back on fast

    Late in the afternoon on April 13, more than 2,700 folks in San Luis Obispo were suddenly without power. A truck had demolished a power pole on Johnson Avenue, and the downed high-voltage power lines trapped the driver in the truck for more than an hour.

  • PHIL DIRKX

    America has historical wrongs it should acknowledge as well

    Our state assemblyman, Katcho Achadjian, wants California to send a “strong message” to Turkey. He wants Turkey to admit causing the deaths of 1.5 million of its Armenian residents between 1915 and 1923.

  • EDITORIALS

    In support of tiered water rates

    Tiered rates are a highly effective way to nudge water customers to conserve. While some wealthy homeowners will maintain green lawns and cascading water fountains no matter the cost, most of us pay close attention when our water bills start creeping up and react accordingly.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    San Luis Obispo’s chance to turn lead into gold

    Like most residents and taxpayers, I think the San Luis Obispo City Council should be seeding our public tax dollars in ways that grow private jobs for people living right here in town. Why shouldn’t people living here be the folks who get the work building our town’s streets, water...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Pilitas scare tactics

    San Luis Obispo County supervisors will soon weigh in on the Las Pilitas Resources proposal and whether we embrace local residents wanting to do business here, or send our dollars to businesses that support workers elsewhere.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Try raising the funds

    Regarding the April 21 article, “ Tennis players lobby for lights at Sinsheimer Park ,” I belong to a tennis club, Surfside, and whenever our members needed additional tennis courts or improvements to the courts, we raised the money to fund the work — two courts at Los Osos Middle...

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