Thursday, March 5, 2015     Volume: 29, Issue: 32
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Do police and the public have the same perception of use of force?

The police are generally too aggressive.
Police do what they have to in order to make arrests, and it’s not always pretty.
Some police are good; others are far too quick to violence.
Only when it’s on TV, set to reggae music.

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SLO Film Festival kicks off with a diverse and star-studded lineup


Giant pumpkins, surfing stars, broomstick-based sports, and acclaimed filmmakers. The 21st annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival offers all of these this year in a program of films and events so varied and dynamic, they would make any cinephile’s heart glow. With nearly 100 films, ran...

Installation artist Sheila Pepe creates interactive exhibit at Cal Poly's University Art Gallery


There’s possibly no more comfortable place on the Cal Poly campus right now than the University Art Gallery. Within that white room, you’ll find all the plush features of the coziest pad—a zebra-print rug, fluffy pillows, ample seating, and elaborately crocheted decor. This is a place where ...

The new SLO Skate Park, which opened to the public Feb. 28, is a skater paradise!


View a slideshow of the SLO Skate Park. I can’t wait for Saturday’s grand opening (plus I want to see the park without thousands of skaters all over it), so on Friday, Feb. 27, I head over to Santa Rosa Park where a group of workers is disassembling the chain link fence that has surrounded the ...

The Central Coast celebrates Women's History Month with a series of diverse and educational events


March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month. Though it seems inane to just have one month dedicated to women’s history (same goes for Black History Month), the occasion does offer some fantastic opportunities to enlighten and educate. Throughout this month, the SLO County Libraries will b...