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SLO may tack e-cigarettes onto smoking ban

San Luis Obispo staffers are asking the city council to place a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes. At its meeting Tuesday, the council will consider a proposed ordinance that would extend the city’s existing smoking ban to the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly employee ill with meningitis

Cal Poly officials notified students and staff Wednesday that an employee has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Campus health sent the following notification to the Cal Poly campus community: University medical staff learned today that one of our employees has... (Continue reading)

Should Californians stop vaping?

California health officials have announced plans to wage an ideological war on the use of e-cigarettes. [Sacramento Bee] The California Department of Public Health released a report Wednesday stating that electronic cigarettes, also known as vaporizers and vape pens, contain... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara infant dies from whooping cough

A newborn baby died last month from whooping cough in Santa Barbara — the second death in a year as California deals with an epidemic. The 25-day-old infant became ill in December and died shortly afterwards. California health officials recorded... (Continue reading)

Who laced the cake at a California bakery?

A Southern California bakery is under criminal investigation after approximately 40 customers became ill from eating bread that police say contained a synthetic drug. [NBC Southern California] After consuming Three Kings cake, customers of Cholula’s Bakery in Santa Ana experienced... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly to settle public records lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo has agreed to pay the costs in an agreement to resolve a public records request lawsuit brought by journalism professor and editor of CalCoastNew Bill Loving. The agreement also... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly agrees to disclose records following lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE Amid a lawsuit against the campus, officials at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo agreed Thursday to release records about the university’s preparation in the event of an outbreak of an infectious disease on campus.... (Continue reading)

California adopts new Ebola rules

A California health agency has adopted statewide Ebola treatment regulations that nurses are heralding as some of the toughest in the nation and a model for the rest of the country. [SF Gate] The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration... (Continue reading)

Professor sues Cal Poly over flu preparedness secrecy

By KAREN VELIE A California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo journalism professor has filed an open records suit against the university. Bill Loving, professor and editor of CalCoastNews, is suing to get records about the university’s preparation in the... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district mounting lawsuit against the state

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board voted unanimously Wednesday to file a lawsuit against the state over a $1.1 million fine in a fight that has already cost ratepayers over $750,000. In 2010, issues... (Continue reading)



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