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.

Oceano Music Fest could bring electronic festival to the dunes

The Oceano Music Fest is “California’s only overnight beach music festival” and will be held Oct. 11 to Oct. 14 on the Oceano Dunes and Pismo State Beach. State Parks hasn’t yet issued a permit, but is considering permitting two music events a year.