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Watch out for your weed

With rapidly changing legalization laws across the country, cannabis has become more popular and more accessible than ever before, but there are still people who are buying their weed the old-fashioned way. Black market weed, however, can contain contaminants like fentanyl, because they don’t have to go through a rigorous testing process.  The Food and […]

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Two suspects arrested in Kristin Smart case

Editor’s note: This article was updated at 12:58 p.m. to include that Paul Flores was arrested on suspicion of murder.  Paul Flores, the prime suspect in the 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart, was arrested and charged with murder this morning in San Pedro, according to San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office records. Ruben Flores, Paul’s […]

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SLO County now vaccinating entire phase 1b, making more groups eligible

Vaccine eligibility in San Luis Obispo County now encompasses all of the education sector, agricultural workers, emergency services, unpaid caregivers and people ages 16-64 who have certain health conditions, according to a March 10 press briefing.  This encompasses Cal Poly employees, as the vaccine is now approved for higher education workers and student employees. San […]

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Mayoral candidates talk about policing in San Luis Obispo

Ever since the killing of George Floyd in May, a summer of protests, armed responses from San Luis Obispo’s city police and District Attorney Dan Dow charging prominent activists with misdemeanors have all spurred conversations about policing and police funding in San Luis Obispo.  Since protests began in June, the city has made strides to […]

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City appoints interim police chief

The City of San Luis Obispo appointed Captain Jeff Smith as the city’s Interim Police Chief, according to a press release from City Manager Derek Johnson on Thursday, Oct. 8. Smith will act as police chief until the city hires a new chief. Smith has been involved in a variety of assignments and special projects […]