Articles Tagged With ‘Shopping’




Shopper seriously injured in Goleta Trader Joe’s accident

An elderly man drove his car through the front door of Trader Joe’s in Goleta Saturday morning injuring three people, including one with major injuries, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. Shortly before 10 a.m., an 85-year-old man... (Continue reading)

4 fabulous last minute gift ideas

Is procrastination your middle name? If you haven’t started your holiday shopping, and the thought of battling department store crowds is giving you nightmares, one of the following unique local gifts is sure to please. And each can be picked... (Continue reading)

SLO holiday gift scare, prank video

The following video features San Luis Obispo magician Rich Ferguson performing an epic holiday gift prank. Hit the YouTube subscribe button and get updates about new videos. .   Don’t miss links to local videos, like CalCoastNews on Facebook.... (Continue reading)

Must California employers pay double on holidays?

A bill soon to be introduced to the California legislature would require employers to pay double to those who work on Thanksgiving and Christmas in an attempt to curtail transforming the family holidays into shopping bonanzas. [Union Tribune] Democratic Assemblywoman... (Continue reading)

Antique enthusiasts head to Paso Robles

Antique-lovers may want to head to the Paso Robles Event Center for the 2013 Three Speckled Hens Antiques and Old Stuff show to find that special antique treasure. [KCOY] More than 90 antique dealers will be displaying their wares in... (Continue reading)

The eyes of dummies are upon you

More and more eyes are on shoppers these days, and not all of them belong to humans. (San Francisco Chronicle) Store mannequins outfitted with hidden cameras are scouring the aisles, using facial recognition software like that utilized by police and... (Continue reading)

Atascadero Walmart approved

By KAREN VELIE Following more than two hours of public comment, the Atascadero City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the construction of a Walmart and another shopping center dubbed the Annex near the intersection of El Camino Real... (Continue reading)

Buffett to purchase SLO County solar farm

A company owned by Warren Buffett announced Tuesday it has entered into a definitive agreement with First Solar to buy the Topaz Solar Farm currently under construction in San Luis Obispo County. The 550-megawatt solar plant is expected to produce... (Continue reading)

Retailers get nervous

Holiday sales nationally are not looking good, according to The Wall Street Journal. The first week of December was especially slow, with sales dropping 18 percent over the previous week. One retail observer is saying, “It looks like the middle... (Continue reading)

Retail sales up slightly for Black Friday

Shoppertrak, a national consumer spending research group, reports that retail sales nationally  for “Black Friday,” supposedly the busiest retail day of the year, increased only 0.5 percent over 2008. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times cites research indicating 195 million shoppers... (Continue reading)