Paso Robles, California, resident Phil Dirkx is retiring as a columnist for The Tribune. Here’s his first column for the San Luis Obispo newspaper, about a 1993 stay at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton.
California and San Luis Obispo County voters have decisions to make in the Nov. 2018 election on Measure G, an oil drilling and fracking ban, and Proposition 6, which take away gas tax funding for road repairs.
There is still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but scientists are busily seeking one. And all of us can help by buying Alzheimer’s stamps at our Post Offices, writes Paso Robles, CA, columnist Phil Dirkx.
Jimmy Paulding's narrow loss to Lynn Compton in the SLO County District 4 Board of Supervisors race hits home for Paso Robles, CA, columnist Phil Dirkx, who lost his own bid for supervisor by less than 60 votes in 1980.
San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury reports published in May 2018 show lacks in mental health care provided by the Behavioral Health Department, including a crowded and unsafe psychiatric facility. We need a proper hospital, Tribune columnist Phil Dirkx says.
Cal Poly SLO should not award a degree to Kyler Watkins, the student in the blackface photo, until he proves he understands the history of black oppression in America, writes Paso Robles, CA, columnist Phil Dirkx.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is supposed to protect us from harmful tobacco products. So why delay the review of electronic cigarettes and cigars for three or four years, San Luis Obispo Tribune columnist Phil Dirkx asks.