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Democracy DeniedDemocracy DeniedWith the Supreme Court's decision to block Prop 49 from the ballot, the efforts of 99 rise have been knocked down, but they stand back up even stronger. Sign the petition or join them in their nonviolent actions! A democracy that gives money and corporations the power, is not a...Read More >>
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Fukushima has 9 days to prevent ‘unsafe' overheating’Staff July 6, 2014 /  New concerns over Fukushima have been reported.  ...
 
Environment

Flash Floods in Phoenix Lead to Increased PrecautionsFlash Floods in Phoenix Lead to Increased PrecautionsKrista BurkeIn response to heavy storms and flash floods that blew through Phoenix, Arizona, authorities are increasing safety precautions to avoid further injuries and rescues.  Nearly...

Delay Some Gardening Between SeasonsTony TomeoFor gardening, this is one of those in-between times of year when summer chores are under control, but it is a bit too early for...

The Beach Cant Take Any MoreThe Beach Can't Take Any MoreKrista BurkeECOSLO Prepares For the 30th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day Declaring That The California Coastal Commission is proud to announce the 30th annual California ...

Astrology

Sign of the month: LeoVivienne MoranLEO (July 22 – Aug 22) “I WILL”A fixed fire signRuling planet: SunSymbol: The majestic lionColors: Gold and ScarletGemstone:...

August Astrology by VivienneVivienne MoranLEO (July 22 – Aug 22) HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEO! You’re in a fascinating learning cycle and entering into a major period of growth. Increased self-confidence...

Astrological Summer NewsVivienne MoranThe sun entering Cancer on June 21 at approximately 4:52 A.M. PDT ushers in the first day of summer. This opens up a fresh three...

Health

Belhaven Mayor Out to Make a DifferenceBelhaven Mayor Out to Make a DifferenceKrista BurkeThe mayor of Belhaven, North Carolina is not happy with the closure of one of his town's hospitals. After the transfer of the hospital fell...

The Importance of Vitamin D for Normalizing Your Cholesterol LevelsThe Importance of Vitamin D for Normalizing Your Cholesterol LevelsDr. Joseph MercolaYou cannot get the vitamin D needed from foods alone. Appropriate sun exposure can easily provide more thab 20,000 units per day, while food rarely...

 Commuting Via BicycleCommuting Via BicycleMeagan FribergSearching the Internet, it’s easy to find a plethora of articles touting the benefits of bicycling, from commuting to and from work to exploring the...

Despite Risks, Cycling Boosts Both Physical and Mental WellbeingDespite Risks, Cycling Boosts Both Physical and Mental WellbeingRebecca HeathNearly every day Chris Macek dons full reflective gear, straps on a helmet and starts her daily commute from her Shell Beach home to her...

The Impact of a Leaky GutThe Impact of a Leaky GutDavid M. Marquis, DC, DACBNAs we move into spring, many will turn to thoughts of planting a garden, cleaning out the house and generally going through the annual renewal...

Commentary

Local

Diablo Canyon Safety Committee Holds MeetingKrista BurkeSan Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace urges you to attend AN IMPORTANT MEETING OF THE DIABLO CANYON SAFETY COMMITTEE (DCISC) re: the cooling system at Diablo...

The Giving GardenDori StoneIn an era of increasing economic hardship, lifestyle-related health issues, environmental challenges, and rising youth violence, the “Giving Garden” was conceived in 2013 as a...The Giving Garden

No Summer Travel Plans? Take A Train RideTammie BurnsedAugust is already here, and the back-to-school countdown has begun. If you forgot to put “have a memorable family vacation” on your summer to-do list...No Summer Travel Plans? Take A Train Ride

Whistleblowers

Former Whistleblower Granted 3 Years ResidencyKrista BurkeIn June of 2013, Edward Snowden identified himself as the whistleblower to the US and British clande...Former Whistleblower Granted 3 Years Residency

National

Immigration Policy, Is There a Right Answer?Krista BurkeWith record number of migrant children arriving at our border, the U.S. has been put under a lot of pressure to figure out what to...Immigration Policy, Is There a Right Answer?

FCC Proposes New Neutrality RulesAaron OchsThe Federal Communications Commission formally proposed new "net neutrality" rules on May 15, which allows for Internet service providers to charge specialized content providers like...FCC Proposes New Neutrality Rules

Is Fracking in the Midwest Causing Earthquakes?Aaron OchsHundreds of earthquakes take place in the Midwest. It’s not the usual earthquakes. All of these earthquakes have been happening within close proximity to hydraulic...Is Fracking in the Midwest Causing Earthquakes?

For Young Woman, Sexual Violence is ‘The New Normal’StaffA new report released in February attempts to explain why most sex crimes against women go unreported. As it turns out, many of the victims...For Young Woman, Sexual Violence is ‘The New Normal’

Net Neutrality is DeadStaffNet netruality, the 45-year-old principle that consumers have unfettered and equal access to all internet content, is dead unless we do something to save it....Net Neutrality is Dead

Politics

War in FergusonKrista Burke                Tear gas, smoke bombs, grenades, rubber bullets and camouflage -- the scene in Ferguson is looking...War in Ferguson

Reflections on Women's Equality DayAngie KingAug. 26 marks the94thanniversary of the day that the United Sates Constitution was amended in 1920 to grant women the right to vote. We...

Becoming the ChangeDorothy MonzaA year ago I would have scoffed at the idea of running for Senior Class President at my high school. I didn’t have political aspirations...