From the Editor

From the Editor

SLO County isn’t immune to hate speech

This year’s presidential election has spawned an increase nationwide in racist language, hateful intimidation and harassment — accelerating efforts by groups and clergy to combat hate and prompting Pope Francis to warn against what he called a “virus of polarization” and hostility targeting people of different nationalities, races or beliefs. Here in San Luis Obispo County, we are not immune to racism, anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred.

Watch deputy use pallet to help bear climb out of dumpster in Lake Tahoe

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Deputy Ken White helped rescued a bear cub trapped in a dumpster in Lake Tahoe by lowering a large pallet into the dumpster. The pallet allowed the cub to climb out of the garbage container, a video shows.