Music and wine: Earth, Wind and Fire

By COLIN JONES So what do you get when you mix wine, boogie rock and the pungent smell of farm animals? An alignment of cultural planets that can only be one thing: music and wine night at the California Mid-State Fair. Fast becoming... (Continue reading)

Classic rock on full display at the Mid-State Fair

By COLIN JONES Like most of the tail end boomer generation, I grew up on and love album-oriented rock, or AOR as they used to say in the radio biz. But there comes a point when you gotta turn the dial when ‘Freebird’... (Continue reading)

Photos of the Mid-State Fair annual cattle drive

Tradition lived on in Paso Robles Wednesday as the annual cattle drive through city streets signaled the start of the California Mid-State Fair. A riderless horse was led along the route in memory of the late George Randolph Hearst Jr.,... (Continue reading)

An American tradition lives on in Atascadero

Kids from The Learning Tree Preschool in Atascadero and their parents patrolled El Camino Real on the 4th of July, waving the American flag and shouting to passing motorists, “Happy Birthday, America!”... (Continue reading)

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Paso citizen group plans meet

The inaugural public meeting of a newly-formed Paso Robles citizen action group, Change Paso Robles Now, or CPRN2012, is set for Saturday at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 2615 Buena Vista Drive in Paso Robles, from 2-4 p.m. Chair Karen... (Continue reading)

Special Olympics events set

A county-wide fundraising effort for Special Olympics San Luis Obispo County begins today with local law enforcement officers acting as “celebrity waiters” at a series of dinner and raffle events. Proceeds will go to local Special Olympics athletes for their... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College presents family-friendly “Three Musketeers”

The Cuesta College Drama Department presents the dazzling swordplay of d’Artagnan and “The Three Musketeers” in a family-friendly performance with video projections, live music, singing, dancing, and lavish costumes. Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, this rollicking tale set... (Continue reading)

Doobies light it up at the Chumash

By COLIN JONES There are a lot of similarities between the athletic and entertainment worlds but after a nearly flawless performance by the Doobie Brothers last week in Santa Ynez, I realized there is one big difference. In pro sports, the players usually reach a... (Continue reading)

Fleetwood Mac guitarist to headline Fremont Theater show

Fleetwood Mac guitarist to headline Fremont Theater show Iconic lead guitarist Lindsey Buckingham from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Fleetwood Mac will headline a concert at the historic Fremont Theater in downtown San Luis Obispo on Tuesday, May 8... (Continue reading)