Eye on the Coast

Benefit dinner for Pastor Doug, event photos

You could certainly feel the love in the room last Sunday night when Ian McPhee turned over his popular Templeton restaurant to the many friends of “Pastor Doug” Carroll of San Luis Obispo. Doug is fighting primary progressive MS and... (Continue reading)

Day with Creative Women 2010, event photos

The creativity of women, who they are and what makes them unique was celebrated at a Day with Creative Women 2010 on Saturday at the Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo. The event, with proceeds benefiting the Women’s Community Center... (Continue reading)

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)