Former Salinas Valley State Prison guard Travis Woolf, left, stands with his lawyer Ilan Funke-Bilu as he listens to the reading of the verdict acquitting him of manslaughter in the death of Alvaro Medrano following a fight outside the Elkhorn Bar in San Miguel on Sept. 7, 2014.
Former Salinas Valley State Prison guard Travis Woolf, left, stands with his lawyer Ilan Funke-Bilu as he listens to the reading of the verdict acquitting him of manslaughter in the death of Alvaro Medrano following a fight outside the Elkhorn Bar in San Miguel on Sept. 7, 2014. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com
Former Salinas Valley State Prison guard Travis Woolf, left, stands with his lawyer Ilan Funke-Bilu as he listens to the reading of the verdict acquitting him of manslaughter in the death of Alvaro Medrano following a fight outside the Elkhorn Bar in San Miguel on Sept. 7, 2014. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

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Joe Tarica is senior editor for The Tribune. He writes the Joetopia column on current events and life in SLO County. You may not always want to live in Joetopia, but you can still stop by, say "hi," and join the conversation. Reach him at jtarica@thetribunenews.com .