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Poll: Newsom has 9-point lead over Maldonado

A new Field Poll shows that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom currently enjoys a 9-point lead over former state Senator Abel Maldonado in the race for lieutenant governor. [San Francisco Chronicle] The poll shows Newsom leading Maldonado, who was appointed... (Continue reading)

Scientists sent to help clean up oil spill to get minimum wage

A dozen California scientists currently working on the major BP oil spill in the Gulf are scheduled to have their pay slashed to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour by order of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. [Capitol Weekly] The... (Continue reading)

Spotlight: What’s happening this weekend

After the all-day barbecues, fireworks and festivities of Fourth of July weekend, it’s time to relax a little bit and get back into the swing of a more relaxing weekend. The different events being held on the Central Coast in... (Continue reading)

Fraternity members sentenced in hazing death

Two more Cal Poly fraternity members have been sentenced to jail for their part in the fatal hazing death of 18-year-old pledge Carson Starkey. [KSBY] Starkey died in December 2008 after drinking too much alcohol as part of hazing ritual... (Continue reading)

State employees still allowed to accrue unused vacation time

Despite warnings, Sacramento continues to offer members of four different state employee unions the chance to rack up large amounts of unused vacation time. [California Watch] Tentative agreements on new contracts have already been reached with unions representing state patrol... (Continue reading)

Proposition 19 likely to decrease marijuana costs, increase consumption

A new report suggests that if Proposition 19 passes in November, the cost of marijuana in California could drop as much as 80 percent, and consumption would rise. [LA Times] Researchers at Rand’s Drug Policy Research Center issued a new,... (Continue reading)

Sundays on the Sand Concert, event photos

The reggae was something like the hazy sunlight: bright, beachy and conducive to relaxation. Whirling hoolah hoops and bouncing beach balls completed the scene as a group of fans gathered to sway in front of the stage. Perhaps the perfect... (Continue reading)

Field Poll: Brown and Whitman are tied

A new California Field Poll shows that Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown are essentially tied in the race for governor. [Politico] Brown currently holds a single digit lead over the former eBay CEO, 44 percent to 43 percent.... (Continue reading)

Stamps may go up to 46 cents

The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday proposed a 2-cent increase in the price of a first-class postage stamp to 46 cents. If approved, the change would go into effect  Jan.2, 2011. [CNN] The proposed rate hike underscores the deep financial... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Fire Chief John Callahan announces retirement

John Callahan, San Luis Obispo Fire Chief for the last five years, has announced plans to retire in November. The announcement came in an email from City Manager Katie Lichtig to employees. Callahan also sent out a separate email announcement... (Continue reading)



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