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Low-key Mardi Gras ahead

The local police presence during this weekend’s Mardi Gras celebrations will be scaled back considerably compared to the previous two years, the San Luis Obispo Police Department said.

After a large-scale riot during the 2004 celebrations led to 206 arrests, the San Luis Obispo Police Department multiplied its police force nearly eight times for the past two Mardi Gras weekends, drawing heavily on officers from neighboring departments.