Sunday, November 29, 2015     Volume: 30, Issue: 18

Weekly Poll
What would you like to see the United States do about ISIS?

Air strikes are a start, but let’s put boots on the ground.
Look for less confrontational ways to address the situation, like economic sanctions and a multilateral peacekeeping effort.
They’re a pissed off byproduct of the 2003 Iraq invasion. Maybe it’s time to stop creating more terrorists.
Let’s begin by helping the refugees that fled from their violence.

Vote! | Poll Results

RSS Feeds

Latest News RSS
Current Issue RSS

Special Features
Search or post SLO County food and wine establishments

New Times / Letter To The Editor

The following article was posted on January 29th, 2014, in the New Times - Volume 28, Issue 27 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [] - Volume 28, Issue 27

This Morro Bay council does have spirit

By Andrew Christie - Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club director, San Luis Obispo

We can assure John Gajdos that the Sierra Club is not a “government organization,” nor do we make decisions for the Morro Bay City Council. The California Coastal Commission, on the other hand, is a “government” organization—minus Mr. Gajdos’ ironic quotation marks—one with ultimate authority over the coastal development plans of California cities, no matter how much “spirit” they may have (“Morro Bay’s ruling majority lacks the founding spirit,” Jan. 23).

We invite him to consider that unlike a string of recent Morro Bay City Council majorities, the current council has shown quite a lot of spirit and “independent will” lately (it was in all the papers). It has also shown a refreshing respect for the rule of law, especially the laws that protect the environment, which is what may have caused Mr. Gajdos’ confusion.

We must also inform Mr. Gajdos that while Jeremy Irons was great in The Lion King and Lolita, he is not the mayor of Morro Bay.

Ed. note: Don’t blame John Gajdos for the Jeremy/Jaime Irons mix-up; that was our executive editor’s fault. Read more about the mistake in a correction here.