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Question for the SLO Symphony musicians: WTF?

Michael Nowak

OPINION By DAVID CONGALTON I called former San Luis Symphony conductor Michael Nowak at home Wednesday morning. Michael had invited me to serve as emcee at the special Pops concert he was planning for Labor Day weekend in Avila Beach.... (Continue reading)

Go-Go’s singer to headline SLO Pride in the Plaza

Belinda Carlisle

By COLIN JONES Belinda Carlisle, lead singer for eighties, all-girl pop group the Go-Go’s, headlines ‘Pride in the Plaza’ on July 12 with a concert at Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo. The all-day festival, also featuring popular local musicians... (Continue reading)

Open letter to the SLO Symphony director

Michael Nowak

OPINION By DIANE BLAKESLEE BROCATO Mr. Feingold, Although you’ve now had the job of executive director of the San Luis Obispo Symphony for approximately a year, to my recollection you and I have never met. My late husband, Dr. Earle... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Christmas Parade, event photos

Hundreds of people marched in the 39th Annual Holiday Parade Dec. 5 while thousands of spectators watched. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar.... (Continue reading)

Father fights for the right to raise his child

Editor’s Note: Because of privacy concerns, the parent’s names have been changed in the story. By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services is recommending the father of a 23-month-old daughter lose his parental rights, even though there... (Continue reading)

Los Osos grieves recently lost lives

Los Osos residents gathered at Saint Benedict’s Episcopal Church Wednesday evening to remember several community members who died in a recent string of deaths. The tragedies began in September when ATV riders found 27-year-old Margay Edwards’ body lying on a... (Continue reading)

RVs for veterans program reaches milestone

OPINION By BECKY JORGESON We donated our 30th RV to a homeless veteran here on the Central Coast on Saturday. Many thanks to all donors who opened your hearts to our veterans who can’t be helped through other avenues. Because... (Continue reading)

This one is for you, Margay Edwards

OPINION By SAVANNAH PETERSON I envied you. You were beautiful throughout our pubescent awkwardness. Effortlessly graceful on the basketball court and at the after parties with boys. I was drawn to you. You had this enigmatic energy that captured a... (Continue reading)

My daughter’s health insurance company couldn’t care less

OPINION By HILARY GRANT Looking back, it all began when my smart, beautiful and spirited teenage daughter was in first grade. Her teachers told me Katie could hear perfectly well, but darn it, she just didn’t listen. Treated as a... (Continue reading)

De Groot nursing home closing

California health officials have determined that the de Groot nursing home for children in San Luis Obispo no longer qualifies to receive Medi-Cal program payments. Its provider agreement ends Oct. 8. After 23 years in business, the state said it... (Continue reading)



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