Wednesday, October 1, 2014     Volume: 29, Issue: 9
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Panga Boat Bust 9/6

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Are you in favor of U.S. military action in the Middle East?

I would be if we hadn’t just pulled troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Only if it means police have to give guns back to the military.

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New Times / Street Talk

What's your favorite banned book, and why?

Shawnita August

Shawnita August


The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, because it’s very real, and she’s really expressive on a variety of important topics.”

Kristen Barnhart

Kristen Barnhart

children's librarian

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. It’s just one of my favorite books, period—I have it memorized.”

Pam DeTilla

Pam DeTilla

reference librarian

“The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I was a children’s librarian when it came out and it was great to finally have a book that would appeal to boys.”

Kay Rader

Kay Rader

regional librarian for the coastal libraries, and SLO library manager

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown. It’s a spectacular book; it highlighted an issue that some people didn’t even realize was an issue.”