San Luis Obispo to hold Drug Take Back Day, encourages community members to clean out medicine cabinets

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — San Luis Obispo will be participating in the annual Drug Take Back Day on October 24.

The event will be held from 10 am to 2 pm at the California Highway Patrol Parking lot at 675 California Boulevard in San Luis Obispo.

The event will be free with a no contact drive-thru that will follow COVID-19 Public Health safety measures to ensure everyone’s safety.

CHP will be working with the SLO County Opioid Safety Coalition to facilitate the safe disposal of medication while also offering privacy to residents dropping off their prescription drugs.

Since 2016, the organization has collected close to 2,000 pounds of prescription drugs.

According to data from the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program, drug overdoses have spiked up to about 18 percent due to the pandemic.

The organization says people across the nation have been faced with isolation, anxiety, uncertainty, financial worries

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How Genexa Is Leading The Clean Medicine Revolution And Getting Us To ‘Ditch The Dirty’

As a parent, I’m always thinking of my six year old son and how to keep him healthy and safe. I was surprised to hear of the idea of ‘clean medicine’ – and learn more about how common medications oftentimes contain ingredients which could be harmful.

Genexa is a ‘clean medicine’ company that is on a mission to get us to ‘Ditch the Dirty’. I caught up with co-founders David Johnson and Max Spielberg to find out more.

Afdhel Aziz: Max, David, welcome. Please tell us how the two of you came to start Genexa?

David Johnson: I grew up in a “nuts and seeds” type of household. My parents, both chiropractors, were particularly cognizant of everything health related. They always tried to choose natural and organic foods.  In having my own kids now, I want to raise them similarly, using the cleanest ingredients

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Need an excuse to clean out your medicine cabinet? Here it is

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Police departments have been participating in the national Drug Take Back event since 2010 to collect extra and unused prescription medications. (WYDaily file/Courtesy Williamsburg Police Department)

If you’re looking to clean out your medicine cabinet, then October is the perfect time to do it.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, James City County Police and the Williamsburg Police Department are each hosting Drug Take Back events on Oct. 24 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

The event is a Drug Enforcement Administration regulated event.

“Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic,” Shelley Ward, spokeswoman for YPSO, wrote in an email.

“That’s why it’s great to see hundreds of folks from across our area safely and anonymously clean out their medicine cabinets,” Ward added.

In a non-COVID year, local law enforcement agencies typically hold events like this twice a year. But Williamsburg Police Officer

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How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets

Like most smart homeowners, you realize the impact the right cabinets can have on your kitchen. Selecting the perfect cabinets for your home is one thing; keeping them looking great is another. Here are some handy hints to keep your cabinets looking as beautiful as the day you put them into your kitchen.

Cleaning 101

If you’re like the typical homeowner, you have wood cabinets finished with a catalyzed conversion varnish. These types of cabinets only need to be cleaned occasionally by wiping with a damp cloth and dried with a soft cloth. Keep in mind that you can use gentle soap and water once in a while, but your cabinets won’t stand up to this kind of treatment on a regular basis. And abrasive cleaners or furniture cleaners that remove wax build-up should be avoided altogether.

Choose Non-Abrasive Alternatives

Instead, look for a liquid, non-abrasive cleaner. If there’s grease … Read More