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)

Alan Freed musical rocks SLO Little Theatre

BY COLIN JONES If you love music and live theater, consider yourself lucky to live on the Central Coast. Sure, it’s not Broadway, but a nice little niche has developed right here in sleepy little SLO Town. San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Time to register for Cuesta College South County Center classes

There’s still time to register for spring classes at Cuesta College’s South County Centers. The 15-week, evening classes start February 7 at Arroyo Grande and Nipomo high schools. Biology, business, criminal justice, drama, English, math, ESL and work experience classes... (Continue reading)

Review: Bonnie Raitt at the Tachi Palace

BY COLIN JONES Being a music fan on the Central Coast, you need to be somewhat creative (and mobile) if you want to see some of the top acts on the concert circuit.  So when the venerable Bonnie Raitt ventured... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles wineries capture top honors

Wines from Paso Robles collected half of the Sweepstakes awards in this month’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which attracted 5,000 entries. [MercuryNews] 2011 Sweepstakes winners: Alapay Cellars — 2009 Paso Robles Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc $30.00 Ecluse Wines —... (Continue reading)

Concert Review: Willie Nelson at Chumash

BY COLIN JONES Willie Nelson is one of those rare artists, like Bob Dylan, whose half-century body of work is overwhelming. He’s also someone whose classic songs are often more memorable and popular when recorded by others. And like Dylan,... (Continue reading)

Legends show a classic at the Clark Center

BY COLIN JONES A little piece of Vegas has invaded the Central Coast to ring in 2011, which is not necessarily a good thing. But after a thoroughly enjoyable, if a bit kitschy, Best of the Original Legends Series’ show... (Continue reading)