In the vines

By JOHN SALISBURY Well, ol’ Jack Frost nicked us the second weekend of April in Avila Valley. It got down to 32.5 just long enough to nip some of our Pinot Grigio and the Pinot Naturale block. Usually, we would... (Continue reading)

Meat Loaf holds court at the Chumash

There are certain musical icons whom you should see at least once, an entertainment bucket list if you will. I probably would not add aging rocker and recent celebrity apprentice Meat Loaf to that list but after his energetic, amusing... (Continue reading)

Tipping: Breast size does matter

Americans leave behind an estimated $40 billion in tips every year, but promptness by the server may not be the only criteria determining the size of the gratuity. [Smart Money] The popular notion has long been that diners tip based on... (Continue reading)

Strong Central Coast concert season on tap this spring

As spring arrives, albeit wetter than usual, several concerts featuring some big name talent are lined up from Santa Barbara to Salinas. Cal Poly Arts continues its outstanding 2010-11 calendar with upcoming shows by Mose Allison, Crosby & Nash and the... (Continue reading)

Doubleheader shows rock SLO town

There are two schools of thought about musical tributes: some think they are glorified karaoke with no original creativity. Others believe they pay homage to lost icons by bringing them back to life. After all, isn't imitation the sincerest form of... (Continue reading)

Mind your own business – Succession planning

By AL BRILL In my last article I discussed the importance of saving and categorizing receipts. Today is Part One of several articles dealing with “What happens if I get hit by a bus today?” or “Are my affairs really... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Film Festival kicks off March 9

BY COLIN JONES Now in its 17th year, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLOIFF) has become a Central Coast staple, much like the Morro Bay Harbor Festival and the Mid-State Fair.  While 2011 promises to build on past... (Continue reading)

Mind your own business

This is the first in series of articles about minding your business, whether your business is providing goods or services to others or even if your business is simply making sure that you and your family are keeping your head... (Continue reading)

The death of blogging

Spending your time maintaining a blog? Forget about it. New research shows that more and more Internet consumers, especially among the young, are abandoning traditional blogs and posting everything on sites like Facebook and Twitter. [NY Times] The Internet and... (Continue reading)

Glen Campbell: Rhymes with True Grit

BY DAVID CONGALTON It was a $39 concert. Perhaps that’s the most charitable way to describe singer Glen Campbell’s performance Sunday night before a sparse crowd at the Tachi Palace in Lemoore. I only paid $39 for my ticket, so... (Continue reading)