Keeping abreast of National Go Topless Day

If you didn’t know, Sunday was National Go Topless Day, what organizers called a nationwide protest in honor of gender equal rights. Rallies were held in nine different U.S. cities, including Miami Beach, Austin, San Francisco, and Venice Beach. No... (Continue reading)

Spotlight: What’s happening this weekend

By LETICIA RODRIGUEZ Hot cars, wine and Cyndi Lauper are just a few of the exciting events taking place on the Central Coast this coming week. Start your weekend off by enjoying the view of classic cars cruising through Atascadero.... (Continue reading)

Spotlight: What’s happening this weekend

This coming week on the Central Coast will be a favorite for music lovers of all genres. The musical fun kicks off Friday night at Chumash Casino with B.B. King and Buddy Guy. The “King of Blues” and the longtime Rock... (Continue reading)

Skywalking at Grand Canyon West

To be honest, I didn't look down. Not at first. I edged out a few feet rather gingerly, keeping my gaze focused on the far side of the canyon wall. It didn't help that there were bratty, snotty kids, bouncing... (Continue reading)

Spotlight: What’s happening this weekend

It’s going to be another music and food-filled week on the Central Coast for the second week of August. Before you enjoy the different adult activities being offered up and down the coast, take the kiddies to the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Pinnacles to be California’s new National Park?

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) introduced legislation Thursday designed to elevate Pinnacles National Monument to a National Park. [LA Times] The 26,000 acre parcel of land, located near Soledad, is a nesting place for the endangered California condor. Hikers and naturalists... (Continue reading)

Spotlight: What’s happening this weekend

By LETICIA RODRIGUEZ With great Central Coast weather comes great events. This week, local businesses are pulling out all the stops for locals and visitors who want to enjoy a starry summer night. This weekend gives you three last chances... (Continue reading)

Zac Efron gets the LA Times treatment

Arroyo Grande’s Zac Efron gets the star treatment on the eve of his first attempt at a commercially dramatic movie role in “Charlie St. Cloud.” [LA Times] The young actor grew up in Arroyo Grande and graduated from AGHS. His... (Continue reading)

Day Trip: Chumash Casino

By DAVID CONGALTON A group of us hopped on the bus and went down to Chumash Casino today, what the casino p.r. types down in Santa Ynez playfully call “Win Country.” It can happen. We were inside the building less... (Continue reading)

Dining Out: Tahlia’s Cucina in Nipomo

By DAVID CONGALTON The area around the intersection of Thompson Road and Tefft Street is considered Old Town Nipomo, but there’s not much action in these parts. Plenty of empty lots. Very little retail. Most of the traffic seems headed... (Continue reading)