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Media asks: Where’s Sam Blakeslee?

The League of Women Voters is scheduled to host a debate Monday night at Cuesta College. All four candidates in the special state Senate election have been invited to participate. So far, only three are confirmed: Democrat John Laird, Independent... (Continue reading)

Is there fair justice?

He was convicted of felony manslaughter and drug possession, but he never spent a day in jail. In fact, he was permitted to leave the country to vacation in Europe while on unsupervised probation. Rubin family members are upset that Alex... (Continue reading)

One in three California teens can’t find a job

Consider it a new form of teenage angst: 34.5 percent of young workers in California were out of a job in June. [California Watch] Teens in California are having a tougher time than other teens around the country, where unemployment... (Continue reading)

Ashburn calls on Republicans to support gays

State Sen. Roy Ashburn, the conservative firebrand who recently admitted he was gay, is calling on fellow Republicans to wholeheartedly support civil rights for gays and lesbians. [San Francisco Chronicle] Ashburn made the call in an essay published on a... (Continue reading)

Madonna versus Lady Gaga, event photos

The dress code for one of the hottest parties of the year—Lady Gaga versus Madonna at the Native Lounge—said leave the jeans at home and throw on a corset instead. While the DJ played Madonna and Lady Gaga’s biggest hits,... (Continue reading)

Deputies transgressions caught on videotape

Which has the most weight in a court of law — the testimony of a law enforcement official, or that of an average, law-abiding citizen? A rare opportunity to see, and hear, how some San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputies... (Continue reading)

Dr. Laura Schlessinger at Top Dog Coffee Shop, event photos

Radio personality Dr. Laura Schlessinger showcased her custom-made women’s purses and totes, which she has personally designed using the burlap bags in which coffee is shipped, at the Top Dog Coffee Shop in Morro Bay to support the troops. The... (Continue reading)

Heat Alert announced for Central Coast

The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA)  issued a statewide Phase II Heat Alert Wednesday night, with special warning for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Under a Phase II alert, local health departments are required to monitor the... (Continue reading)

Laird, Blakeslee debate the debates

The two candidates in the August state Senate special election appear to be debating over the upcoming debates. Democrat John Laird, who finished second in the June 22 primary election, challenged Republican Sam Blakeslee to publicly debate in each of... (Continue reading)

The battle over the California state rock

One would think during a state budget crisis that more serious matters would be discussed in Sacramento, but a bill has been introduced calling for serpentine to be replaced as California’s official state rock. [NY Times] State Senator Gloria Romero... (Continue reading)

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