Thursday, April 27, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 40

Weekly Poll
Should oil companies be allowed to drill off the coast in SLO County?

Who are we to stand in the way of a company's profits? Drill away!
Yes but we should be sensitive to environmental concerns and only allow a few drilling operations.
No. It's environmentally destructive and the costs of a spill would be disastrous for SLO County.
No. I'd hate to see the view from our beaches spoiled by ugly oil platforms.

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Religious misperceptions: Local Muslims work to educate the public about Islam

Signs that say, “we love our neighbors” (written in crayon) and, “we support you, we love you, we embrace you,” decorate the open metal gates of the Mosque of Nasreen in San Luis Obispo. Men young and old are chatting behind the big glass doors that lead to the main room for prayer. Others take their spots on a dark red rug, getting ready for prayer on a rainy April day. The women attending prayer are in a separate room, beyond a door and down a short hall. They’re wearing yellow, orange, brown, and pink scarves on t... [ Read Article ]