Land o’ opportunity!
This letter concerns the “South California” secession.
Oh dear, another halfway measure. The answer is to divide into five states: the South Coast, the Central Coast, the Bay Area, the northernmost counties and the eastern tier.
Each child, in what is now one state, would have five times the chance to become a governor, Supreme Court justice, legislator and so on. It’s time to provide our children with this expansion of opportunity. It’s for the children!
San Luis Obispo
An amazing party
Wow. We attended Arroyo Grande’s Centennial Celebration on Sunday and it was simply amazing. The centennial committee absolutely went beyond what we could have imagined the celebration would entail.
We were there from noon to 10 p.m. and the Barneich family was thoroughly impressed with how fun-filled and incredibly organized the party was.
I know how much work this was to put together and I would like to thank the committee for their hard work that started over two years ago. Happy 100th birthday Arroyo Grande.
Bill Morem’s elegy to Buster on July 14, who passed after being family for 13 years, brought back a lot of memories of our dog, Peaches, who was also with us for 13 years. It was obviously written from the heart.
Peaches was a large Maltese — we called her our full-figured girl — who joined our family about 18 years ago. She was a total jewel, so full of life and fun. She was about the smartest dog we ever knew. She was joined a few years after she arrived by Rosie and Pearl, who were also Maltese, but smaller. Peaches mentored them in the best way she knew, but never seemed to get close to them.
Then in her 12th year, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was given six months to live. The vet said she’d be in no pain and didn’t recommend anything more than giving her the love she deserved. And we did.
She seemed like her old self up until a couple of weeks before she passed away from us, in our bed, snuggled up against us. That was a few days after her 13th birthday.
She will always be in our memories and in our hearts.
Richard Kinz Atascadero
What’s wrong here?
OK, let me see if I’ve got this right.
Business leaders cry out. They say thousands of unfilled job openings exist for qualified people.
The state proposes drastic cuts to education. California state universities face a 12 percent rise in tuition. Many students are unable to afford an increase. They cannot attend college or finish, due to cost. They are unable to apply for thousands of unfilled jobs, due to lack of qualifications.
Question: What is wrong with this picture?
San Luis Obispo