Movie Review: Please Give

  By DAVID CONGALTON Boy, you think living in San Luis Obispo is expensive, try New York City real estate. Kate (Catherine Keener) and Alex (Oliver Platt) have already bought the apartment of their 91-year-old next door neighbor Andra (Ann... (Continue reading)

What would you do for five bucks?

We thought we had seen just about everything in terms of social networking on the Internet. Then we stumbled across Fiverr. The new web site seems to offer up everything from the silly to the serious. The premise is ridiculously... (Continue reading)

Concert Review: Sting at the Hollywood Bowl

By DAVID CONGALTON Let me cut to the chase. I went to the Hollywood Bowl last Tuesday night, my first visit ever to the magical venue, and saw my first concert ever with Sting, backed not by his Police mates,... (Continue reading)

How much for Game 7 courtside Laker seats?

Check of ticket brokers and other outlets Wednesday morning shows that they’re running anywhere from $12,500 to $60,000. As Thursday’s Lakers-Celtics basketball tipoff draws closer, those numbers are certain to rise. [LA Observed] The Lakers demolished the Celtics in Game... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Times likes San Luis Creek Lodge

It is always interesting to see how San Luis Obispo is portrayed in the travel industry and which places seem to get the ink. Case in point: The decidedly upscale San Luis Creek Inn on Monterey Street which just earned... (Continue reading)

Clark Center announces 2010-2011 season

The Clark Center in Arroyo Grande unveiled its schedule for the upcoming 2010-2011 season this week with an emphasis on familiar names, comedians, and acrobats. Executive Director Connie O’Henley announced the upcoming line-up, indicating that the new season would feature... (Continue reading)

Online pornography by the numbers

New statistics are available about the explosion in online pornography and some people might be taken aback by the findings. [Online MBA] About 12 percent of all web sites (24,644,172) on the Internet are pornographic. Just under 30,000 users (28,258)... (Continue reading)

Taking the pulse of National Public Radio

In a recent wide-ranging interview, Vivian Schiller, the CEO of National Public Radio (NPR) predicted that all cars will soon have Internet radio. [Barron’s] Interviewed at the D: All Things Digital conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Schiller also predicted that... (Continue reading)

Memorial Day events around the county

Enjoy your day off on Monday, but also try to take some time to remember why we celebrate Memorial Day. Spend part of the time honoring the men and women who sacrificed in order to preserve our freedom. There are... (Continue reading)

Inga Swearingen prepares for Wolf Trap

Inga Swearingen, everyone’s favorite jazz vocalist on the Central Coast, is skipping the usual Memorial Day weekend trappings–no barbecues or volleyball for the popular Atascadero-based singer. Instead, Swearingen is winging her way towards Virginia and a performance on Saturday at... (Continue reading)