Avila Beach Fish and Farmer’s Market, event photos

Flooded by sunlight and in constant view of the sea, this week's Fish and Farmer's Market at Avila Beach was a whirl of fresh berries, roasted corn, live music and an easygoing vibe. Popular among locals and out-of-towners alike, the market... (Continue reading)

Movie Review: Please Give

  By DAVID CONGALTON Boy, you think living in San Luis Obispo is expensive, try New York City real estate. Kate (Catherine Keener) and Alex (Oliver Platt) have already bought the apartment of their 91-year-old next door neighbor Andra (Ann... (Continue reading)

Assault victim’s lawyer fights for 911 tape

The lawyer for a developmentally disabled Atascadero man, who was physically assaulted in March by an off-duty San Luis Obispo police officer, is planning on suing Atascadero police to make the 911 call of the incident public. The... (Continue reading)

Jerry Brown’s Nazi problem

The election race for California governor has barely begun, but already Democrat Jerry Brown is in the awkward position of defending himself following comments he made comparing opponent Meg Whitman’s campaign to a famous Nazi. [LA Times] Doug Sovern, a... (Continue reading)

County supes draft 2010-2011 budget

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors tentatively adopted a 2010-2011 budget of $442.7 million on Wednesday, down $25 million from last year. [Tribune] The county currently employs 2,400 workers. Forty-three staff positions, all of them already vacant, were eliminated.... (Continue reading)

San Luis chamber claims Romero will retire

Officials with the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce are reporting that Mayor Dave Romero has decided to retire from public life when his term expires at the end of the year. [E-Insider] Romero, who has been on the city... (Continue reading)

Political fun and games in Oceano

By DR. NELL LANGFORD There was a special meeting Tuesday night at the Oceano Community Services District to talk about a budget, since Oceano is facing a monetary crisis.  To try to find out where all the money went, the... (Continue reading)

Concert Review: Sting at the Hollywood Bowl

By DAVID CONGALTON Let me cut to the chase. I went to the Hollywood Bowl last Tuesday night, my first visit ever to the magical venue, and saw my first concert ever with Sting, backed not by his Police mates,... (Continue reading)

Laird picks up six newspaper endorsements

As the clock ticks down towards next Tuesday’s special election for Abel Maldonado’s former state Senate seat, the battle of the newspaper endorsements is heating up. Last week, Republican Sam Blakeslee received the endorsement of The Tribune. In a press... (Continue reading)

How much for Game 7 courtside Laker seats?

Check of ticket brokers and other outlets Wednesday morning shows that they’re running anywhere from $12,500 to $60,000. As Thursday’s Lakers-Celtics basketball tipoff draws closer, those numbers are certain to rise. [LA Observed] The Lakers demolished the Celtics in Game... (Continue reading)