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STP hits hard at Avila Beach

By COLIN JONES I recently wondered whether there was a better Central Coast concert experience than the Mid-State Fair in July.  Well, Avila Beach in August is not too shabby either. On a cool, dry, windless summer Sunday evening that... (Continue reading)

Movie Review: Crazy, Stupid, Love

By MIRANDA FORESMAN Hearing the words “romantic comedy” is any guy’s worst nightmare, second date or twentieth year of marriage. “Rom-com” equates to pain and suffering through shmoopiness and star-crossed drivel. But every now and again a romantic comedy comes... (Continue reading)

War of words: Are private libraries best?

A bitterly-contested proposal to stem an emerging trend toward privatization of public libraries in California is undergoing myriad changes as it awaits action in the state Senate. Those amendments to the legislation, AB 438, Das Williams (D, Santa Barbara), have... (Continue reading)

Stabbing victim remains unidentified

A yet-unidentified 55-year-old man was found stabbed to death Monday afternoon in a Paso Robles motel and police are seeking a man known only as “Poncho.” A 911 call led police to the Farmhouse Motel at 425 Spring Street, according... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Olive Festival, event photos

The 8th Annual Olive Festival in Paso Robles was a day of tasting all that nature has to offer through that wonderful fruit called the olive. More than 20,000 people from across the state flocked to the downtown park to... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County’s redistricting process under fire

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote to adopt a controversial redistricting plan that would separate both Templeton and San Luis Obispo into three different districts, according to Tuesday’s consent agenda. Supervisors Adam Hill, Jim... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores gets Googled

Meet Paul Flores, the former Cal Poly student who is the last known person to see Kristin Smart alive the night she disappeared from campus in May 1996. The undated photograph, posted on Facebook by Smart family friend Dennis Mahon,... (Continue reading)

Avila Beach bus driver arrested for driving drunk

San Luis Obispo Police arrested a  Regional Transit Authority driver for allegedly transporting a busload of passengers while drunk on Monday at about 2:40 p.m. Passengers on the bus traveling between Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo called 911 to... (Continue reading)

An Open Letter to the SLO City Council and the Citizens For SLO

OPINION By ROB FARINO My name is Rob, and I am a Fire Engineer for the City of San Luis Obispo. My wife is a local business owner downtown, and we live here in the City. I am one of... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles water park lifeguards use discredited Heimlich maneuver

The Heimlich maneuver is most commonly associated with saving choking victims as a way to dislodge whatever foreign object is obstructing the airway. But, the use of the maneuver on drowning victims has been widely discredited and experts say it... (Continue reading)