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Eric Garner protests turn violent in Northern California

Bay Area protests have turned violent, and they led to more than 150 arrests on Monday night as unrest spreads in response to the decision of a New York grand jury not to indict a police officer for allegedly strangling to death... (Continue reading)

Ferguson solidarity protestors march in San Luis Obispo

A group of about 40 people marched through San Luis Obispo Friday night to show solidarity against police brutality following a Missouri Grand Jury decision not to indict a Ferguson officer in the shooting of a black teen. Shortly before... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles police arrest hundreds of Ferguson protesters

Protests following a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for a fatal shooting have spurred arrests across California, including hundreds in Los Angeles. [LA Times] On Monday, the grand jury opted not to indict officer... (Continue reading)

A.G. manager Adams’ job on line again

by DANIEL BLACKBURN A special 6 p.m. meeting of the Arroyo Grande City Council Wednesday will feature the possible dismissal, discipline, or release of embattled City Manager Steve Adams, as well as the unveiling of the results of an independent... (Continue reading)

California Wal-Mart protest produces 23 arrests

Officers arrested 23 protesters at a Southern California demonstration against Wal-Mart Thursday evening. [Los Angeles Times] The protest occurred outside a Wal-Mart in the Los Angeles County city of Pico Rivera, where it began in the store’s parking lot, but... (Continue reading)

Big guns show for Arroyo Grande Council meeting

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Arroyo Grande city officials imported backup law enforcement fire power for Tuesday’s council meeting, but a tightly-regimented gathering of citizens remained in check as debate surrounding a July 3 City Hall incident continued to simmer. At Police... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande City Council should bow out of the parade

OPINION By MIKE BRENNLER Please allow me to weigh in on the Steve Adams, Teresa McClish and Tony Ferrara fiasco, as it relates to the upcoming Harvest Festival. It is clear that there are many Arroyo Grande residents who are... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande council eyes reopening Adams inquiry

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Stung by accusations of a cover-up, the Arroyo Grande City Council Tuesday decided to probe further into a late-night rendezvous between two officials who were discovered in a darkened City Hall last month. Prodded by council member... (Continue reading)

Did slavery and pregnancy drive professor to accost teen?

Supporters of a University of California Santa Barbara associate professor of feminist studies contend her pregnancy and a legacy of slavery drove her to accost a teen and steal the young woman’s protest sign. [FOX] On March 4, members of... (Continue reading)

Here’s a vote for public comment

OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN As a general rule, there’s nothing in New Times’ Shredder column that’s worth reading, much less commenting on. Also, as a general rule, I don’t resort to name-calling in my writing. But to outlaws like me,... (Continue reading)



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