Eye on the Coast

Spirit of Small Business Awards, event photos

The eighth Annual Spirit of Small Business Awards Luncheon, held at Fess Parker’s Double Tree Resort, celebrated the achievements of small businesses from San Luis Obispo, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Award winners included  Thoma Electric of San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

12th Annual Winemakers Cookoff, event photos

Wine lovers gathered to support local youth scholarships while enjoying live music by Julie Beaver and The Bad Dogs, great wines and gourmet bites at the 12th Annual Winemaker Cookoff in Paso Robles on Saturday. Dozens of area wineries participated... (Continue reading)

Photomorphosis SLO Museum of Art exibit, event photos

Photography aficionados gathered at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art on Friday for “Photomorphosis,” a digital photography exhibit and wine reception. If you missed the opening, the exhibit runs through Sept. 25. Find local events as well as movie... (Continue reading)

Summer Concert in Arroyo Grande, event photos

Music, roses and a blue and white bandstand set the tone for a Sunday afternoon as old-fashioned and summery as a glass of homemade lemonade. Bordered by blocks of vintage homes and white picket fences, fragrant with lavender and fresh-mown... (Continue reading)

Movies Under the Stars, event photos

Movies Under the Stars began its 2010 summers series with Christmas in July under the open sky. Movie lovers packed picnics, brought blankets and lawn chairs to watch the classic film at Edna Valley Vineyard. Proceeds from the tickets benefit... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach Summer Concert Series, event photos

By AIMEE VASQUEZ Folks were in for a relaxing afternoon in the big grassy commons of the Ramona Garden Park this Sunday. This week’s Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series in Grover Beach featured the soulful, rollicking music of the Guy Budd... (Continue reading)

Mr. Rick’s bikini contest, event photos

Contestants and the crowd alike were in for a hot time at Mr. Rick's fourth Annual Bikini Contest. Packed to the overflow with energy, cocktails, a thumping beat, and -- of course -- heel and string-clad contestants, the show made... (Continue reading)

Madonna versus Lady Gaga, event photos

The dress code for one of the hottest parties of the year—Lady Gaga versus Madonna at the Native Lounge—said leave the jeans at home and throw on a corset instead. While the DJ played Madonna and Lady Gaga’s biggest hits,... (Continue reading)

Dr. Laura Schlessinger at Top Dog Coffee Shop, event photos

Radio personality Dr. Laura Schlessinger showcased her custom-made women’s purses and totes, which she has personally designed using the burlap bags in which coffee is shipped, at the Top Dog Coffee Shop in Morro Bay to support the troops. The... (Continue reading)

Concerts at the Cove, event photos

By AIMEE VASQUEZ Both the electro and the ocean glittered in the sunny air at Concerts at the Cove this Sunday. Local band Tropo mixed macs with live music to create a tingling electric pulse reminiscent of clubs and late-night... (Continue reading)