Saturday, May 27, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 44

Weekly Poll
Should SLO County ban marijuana cultivation in the California Valley?

Yes. It's bad for the environment and has no place in Cal Valley.
They should allow very limited cultivation.
No. Cal Valley should be treated like the rest of SLO county when it comes to marijuana.
It's legal! Get over it and stop picking on Cal Valley!

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The following article was posted on August 18th, 2016, in the New Times - Volume 31, Issue 4 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [] - Volume 31, Issue 4

New Times celebrates 30 with a look back at some of the stories that affected our writers' lives


Not every newspaper—daily, weekly, alternative, or otherwise—functions in quite the same way that New Times does. It’s a 30-year-old paper with a legacy of an awkwardly intimate relationship with the community it serves, which definitely leaves a mark on all who wander through its pages.

This mark is especially deep for the journalists who crawled into its newsroom and attempted to make a difference in San Luis Obispo. Some of the stories they told burned a legacy into more than just paper. They indelibly changed the lives of the journalists who reported and wrote their hearts out. Stories can carve a hole into the universe, cast doubt, or alter a way of thinking. 

They can be powerful. As powerful, intricate, complicated, and thought-provoking as the man who founded this paper. A man I never met, but I’m told I would like. A man who I’ve come to believe was inseparable from the community he loved to cover. 

• Intro
• What the 'New' means in New Times
• Moss and New Times, bucking the trend
• Getting it right
• Copy, cut, and paste (literally)
• First Shredder ever

His legacy is intricately woven into the stories New Times continues to write long after his death. We asked some past staffers to tell us about the mark Steve Moss left on them and the stories he pushed, encouraged, and sometimes forced them to pursue. 

Read on and reminisce.  

—Camillia Lanham