Articles Tagged With ‘Public Health’




West Nile Virus detected in Pismo Beach

Health officials have detected West Nile Virus in mosquitoes collected in Pismo Beach this month. The virus was discovered in mosquitoes collected on July 9 and 10 at Chumash Park, according to the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department.... (Continue reading)

SLO County orders Mid State Fair to turn in its turtles

The California Mid State Fair has been caught in the act — it possessed small turtles with the intent to distribute. The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department received notification this week that the carnival area of the Mid... (Continue reading)

CAPSLO clients afflicted with staph infections

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo ignored a bed bug infestation at the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter for at least three weeks, while numerous people accessing homeless services were bitten by the staph promoting insects.... (Continue reading)

Bed bugs invade SLO homeless shelter

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Bed bugs have moved into the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s (CAPSLO) Maxine Lewis Memorial Homeless Shelter, causing staff to temporarily shut down the facility. On Monday evening, some homeless people seeking a bed for... (Continue reading)

Record breaking heat wave continues

Forecasters are calling for more high digit temperatures today as the heat wave that broke records in San Luis Obispo County on Saturday continues. On Saturday, temperatures in Paso Robles shot up to 111 degrees, two degrees over the previous... (Continue reading)

Adult day care funding scuttled

A plan to reinstate state budget funding for adult day care centers has been abandoned after the bill’s author refused to accept suggested amendments. (Sacramento Bee) Mariko Yamada, a Democrat from Yolo County, declined to remove wording in the proposal... (Continue reading)

Costco berry mix linked to hepatitis A

A frozen berry mixture sold at Costco in San Luis Obispo has been linked to Hepatitis A and a recall of the bagged berries has been initiated. Townsend Farms voluntarily recalled packages of its Organic Antioxidant Blend after 34 cases... (Continue reading)

Huffington Post: Jerry Reiss for Nobel Prize

In a Huffington Post story about World No Tobacco Day, May 31, the author suggests former San Luis Obispo City Councilman Jerry Reiss for the next Nobel Peace Prize: In 1990, Reiss was the councilman who first proposed the ban... (Continue reading)

Monning promoting California sweetened drink tax

Democratic State Senator Bill Monning, who represents San Luis Obispo County, is sponsoring a bill that would place a one-cent per fluid ounce tax on all sweetened beverages. [Monterey County Weekly] Monning introduced the bill, SB 622, in February, and it... (Continue reading)

Death rates dive in California

A state agency has concluded that Californians are healthier and dying at a slower rate than people in other states. The bad news is that fatalities in the Golden State due to Alzheimer’s, chronic liver disease, and suicide are up.... (Continue reading)