Public retirees twice as rich?

Retirement benefits for state and local public workers are significantly higher than the package awaiting those in the private sector, a study tracing a 20-year trend suggests. In an article for CalWatchdog, an independent investigative reporting group, Chriss Street said... (Continue reading)

Sewer nut shreds the Shredder

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Shredder:  Dear Shredder, I think I’m having a problem communicating. Every week I go to the Board of Supervisors and say the exact same thing and nobody seems to listen. Also, my application to lynch Paavo... (Continue reading)

California funding of public education hits all-time low

Government support of public education in the Golden State has dropped to a historic low, compared to the rest of the country, according to a new report by the California Budget Project. [California Watch] California ranks 46th in the U.S.... (Continue reading)

‘Boomerang’ youth returning home

Parents: Don’t see enough of your adult children? Be patient; a national trend suggests they soon may be asking to move back home. [SanFranciscoChronicle] During a three-year period ending in 2010, the numbers of American adult children living with their... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman facing up to 35 years in prison

A Paso Robles woman found guilty in July of defrauding the United States Department of Education and the California Department of Education out of a $35 million grant will be sentenced Monday at the U.S. District Court in Riverside. Jean... (Continue reading)

California Medical Association wants marijuana legalized

California’s largest doctor’ group is calling for the legalization of marijuana despite its belief that there may be only questionable medical value. [LA Times] Trustees of the California Medical Association., which represents more than 35,000 physicians statewide, adopted the position... (Continue reading)

Incubus glows in the dark at Avila Beach

By COLIN JONES It’s rare when everything comes together perfectly, but the world is certainly a beautiful place when it does. In the live music realm, such perfection is largely unattainable however alt-rock veterans Incubus came pretty close at their... (Continue reading)

Shell Beach sewage spill prompts warning

The San Luis Obispo County Health Department is warning people to stay away from the ocean and beach in the area of Indio Street in Shell Beach because of a recent sewage spill. At about 8:20 p.m. on Friday, approximately... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo sorority suspended for hazing

Cal Poly administrators have suspended all Alpha Phi chapter activities because of a hazing incident. The sorority has 10 days to appeal the decision that stems from a hearing on Thursday. The sorority pledge who ended up with alcohol poisoning... (Continue reading)

Slo Talk is Cheap with Bill Benica and SLO Talk is Cheap with Bill Benica   Bill Benica, who for many years has been called Mr. Radio by his peers, is the senior broadcaster of SLO County with 35 years in broadcasting right here on the... (Continue reading)