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.

Work continues to contain Ferguson fire west of Yosemite

Helicopter flights were suspended due to heavy inversion layer around the Ferguson fire, but work to contain the several thousand acre blaze continues.