Remembering “Mean Mike” Veron

BY DAVID CONGALTON It’s January again, so inevitably I start thinking about “Mean Mike” Veron. He died from cancer just around this time back in 1998. Hard to believe it’s been 12 years–it seems like only yesterday that Mike was... (Continue reading)

Lady Tie Di to pen memoir of “The Otter”

Dianne Brooke, aka former Central Coast radio personality “Lady Tie Di,” plans to write a memoir about KOTR, the eclectic, free form FM station broadcasting from Cambria from 1984 to 1999. Known to listeners as “The Otter,” KOTR featured local... (Continue reading)

Dining Out: Sunday Brunch at McPhee’s

BY DAVID CONGALTON We’ve developed a new monthly ritual at our house — once a month, we hop in the car, cruise up to Avila Beach and enjoy Sunday champagne brunch at McPhee’s. People on the Central Coast who enjoy... (Continue reading)

Have you heard about the Murdochs?

Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of media gazillionaire, Rupert, is back in the news again. [The Daily Beast] Locals in the know may recall that Ms. Murdoch, who currently owns a television production company in London, actually got her formal start in... (Continue reading)

Theatre Review: “Golden Girls” have Murder In Mind

By C.L. ALEXANDER So . . . four “Golden Girls” meet Adrian Monk and Jessica Fletcher in an Agatha Christie-type “cozy” that’s been updated to 2010. What is this strange collection of characters and capers? A fractured fairy tale of... (Continue reading)

For those who hated “Avatar”

As James Cameron’s epic “Avatar” continues to rack up impressive box office numbers — more than $400 million already — out come the knives. More than a few people on the Internet have already accused Cameron of merely lifting the... (Continue reading)

Elvis is entering the building

We don’t know if this is Cal Poly Arts’ way of apologizing for the Judy Tenuta New Year’s Eve concert, or not. But tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for the iconic Elvis Costello, showing up for a... (Continue reading)

The CCN Interview: Dave Congalton

BY KAREN VELIE This week, Dave Congalton marks his 18th anniversary on KVEC 920 AM radio, as the host of “Hometown Radio.” Since moving to the Central Coast in 1987, Congalton has worn a number of hats in the community:... (Continue reading)

Committing Web 2.0 suicide

If your New Year’s resolution involves anything having to do with decreasing your presence on the Internet, you might want to check out the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine.  [Tech Crunch] This is not a joke. The Suicide Machine really does... (Continue reading)

Top Ten TV shows of the decade

Noted television critic Tim Goodman shares his list of the top TV Series from the decade past. [San Francisco Chronicle] We here at CalCoast News are far too busy to sit around and follow a single series week after week,... (Continue reading)