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Traveler tested for Ebola in Santa Barbara County

Doctors are testing and monitoring a traveler who recently returned from one or more countries that experienced an Ebola epidemic. [KSBY] Santa Barbara County health officials say the case is a low risk situation and highly unlikely to be Ebola.... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit claims wines contain dangerous arsenic levels

A Lawsuit filed Thursday against more than two-dozen wineries claims they are producing low-cost wines that contain dangerously, high levels of arsenic, according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angele Superior Court. The suit claims dozens of wineries are violating... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo dentist cited for safety violations

By KAREN VELIE The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed penalties totaling $8,100 against a San Luis Obispo dentist the state agency said failed to protect its workers and patients from blood borne pathogens and to properly... (Continue reading)

Californians may vote on cigarette tax hike

A coalition of health groups and California lawmakers is proposing an initiative to raise the state tobacco tax by $2 a pack. [LA Times] Democratic Senator Richard Pan has introduced a bill that would send the initiative to California voters.... (Continue reading)

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)



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