Thursday, September 18, 2014     Volume: 29, Issue: 8
Signup
Featured Slideshow

Slideshow

Panga Boat Bust 9/6

Weekly Poll
Should police be allowed to use surplus military equipment?

Cheap or free gear for local police? Sounds good to me.
No. Police are meant to serve the people, not to threaten them.
If they use it properly I don’t see any reason why not, but I don’t feel comfortable seeing cops with assault rifles.
Nothing says democracy like a bayonet to the butt.

Vote! | Poll Results

RSS Feeds

Latest News RSS
Current Issue RSS

Special Features
Delicious
Search or post SLO County food and wine establishments

New Times / Letter To The Editor

The following article was posted on May 1st, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 40 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 40

Thank you for raising awareness

1LT, Armor (OE2) retired, CA ANG

Dan Bronson

While I am not disabled, I served 30 years in the California National Guard and the Navy and Army Reserves. I spent several training periods at Camp SLO—especially my California Military Academy field exercises (OCS) and graduated OCS there in 1985.
Many military retirees and those with military related disabilities are living on low and very low incomes. The importance to them to have access to inexpensive housing may make the difference for some between becoming homeless or not.
I could end up in this kind of situation myself someday.
Your article (“Park it elsewhere,” April 25) and the public awareness that comes from it could be the difference in the lives of many. Thank you.