Disappointing decision made on medical marijuana cultivation

A last-minute planning commission meeting was called by city staff on the Tuesday before Christmas. The city attorney, police chief and community development director asked our commission to rush to pass new rules prohibiting or restricting cultivation of medical marijuana for personal use in Paso Robles. The staff said it was important to rush the …

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Sitting is the new smoking

Standing desk

It’s time to stand up for your health Sitting might be just as bad for you as smoking, according to several studies. It doesn’t even matter how much you exercise. “Heavy sitters” have higher risks of heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and early death. Your chair is killing you. • More than four hours a …

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Staying up late is increasing your weight

It’s well documented that getting eight hours of sleep per night is critical to good health. Here is an additional study from the research journal Obesity that specifically identifies staying up late as a related problem. Staying up late at night can lead to an additional 2 pounds a month weight gain, researchers reported Wednesday. …

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In Defense of Food

  I’m really enjoying the book “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan. He writes this “eater’s manifesto” from the perspective that we all need to be eating more real food, not the pre-packaged, fast-food variety. The book’s motto is “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” The author writes without a bias toward any …

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