Tag Archive: riot

Jun 29

Race tensions and bar riot San Luis Obispo, World War II week by week

Race tensions may have led to a fight downtown in San Luis Obispo as reported in this June 25, 1943 Telegram-Tribune.

A San Luis Obispo bar, Dante’s, was the scene of a fight that spilled out into the street that involved up to 200 African-American soldiers. Eventually Sheriff Murray Hathway resorted to tear gas and extra military police were called out from Camp San Luis Obispo. Bar owner Dante Chiesa refused service to men he said …

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Apr 30

Poly Royal Riot 1990

April 27, 1990 The Slotopia dude, Ryan Magill, may be wondering what all the fuss is about. What could go wrong with a little party and a few thousand of your closest friends at the beach? He may have been surprised at the backlash the community had when word got out.The first viral party gone …

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Apr 05

1968 Martin Luther King Memorial

  MOURNERS FOR KING AT CITY PARK MEMORIAL More than 700 attended San Luis Obispo service. April 7, 1968 For the second time in five years the nation was shocked by the assassination of a national leader. In 1963 President John F. Kennedy was slain in Dallas. On the afternoon of April 4, 1968, Dr. …

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