Wednesday, November 25, 2015     Volume: 30, Issue: 17

Weekly Poll
What would you like to see the United States do about ISIS?

Air strikes are a start, but let’s put boots on the ground.
Look for less confrontational ways to address the situation, like economic sanctions and a multilateral peacekeeping effort.
They’re a pissed off byproduct of the 2003 Iraq invasion. Maybe it’s time to stop creating more terrorists.
Let’s begin by helping the refugees that fled from their violence.

Vote! | Poll Results

RSS Feeds

Latest News RSS
Current Issue RSS

Special Features
Search or post SLO County food and wine establishments

Building blocks: As population grows in SLO County, the housing supply struggles to keep up

Cover Story

Building blocks: As population grows in SLO County, the housing supply struggles to keep up


View a slideshow of housing developments currently in progress in SLO County. This year is the sixth that hundreds of movers and shakers in San Luis Obispo County gathered to hear the Central Coast Economic Forecast. The event, which is put on by an organization that formed to fund and present an in-depth look at the area’s economy, started in 2010, a darker day when i... [ Read More ]

Top 5 Articles



SLO strikes gold for its cycling ways


On the long road to becoming more bike-friendly, SLO received some national recognition Nov. 16 for its bike improvements and policies The League of American Bicyclists eleva...

SLO County seeks restraining order against man who allegedly bit librarian


The SLO County Library is asking for a restraining order against a man allegedly who attacked and bit one of its employees earlier this month. According to court records, a S...

Rezoning request for children's cancer hospital east of Morro Bay withdrawn


Sunil Kayal dreamt of building a large children’s cancer hospital near Morro Bay.  The facility, called The Global Village, was planned for a 253-acre property on Highway ...

SLO County experiences two homicides in three days


The SLO County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two unrelated homicides that occurred in the county within days of each other, leaving two people dead and two others in cus...

Pismo might hop on the Styrofoam ban wagon


Looking to follow in the footsteps of the city of San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach’s City Council is moving forward with banning expanded polystyrene food containers within the ...


• The Nov. 12 article “Beyond boxes” incorrectly characterized the titles of the Cardboard Guys’ two executive officers. Justin Farr is chief executive officer, and Ja...

SLO Solidarity movement takes on diversity issues at Cal Poly


Propelled by national events and a recent incident on campus, a group of Cal Poly students is saying “enough is enough” when it comes to a lack of student diversity and an...

Pismo BeachWalk Hotel will pay less to mitigate lack of low-cost accomodations


With two major obstacles now out of the way, plans to build the BeachWalk Hotel on the shores of Pismo Beach can once again move forward. As a bonus, the withdrawal of a chall...

Cougars & Mustangs


Cal Poly College Republicans, in honor of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, constructed a “Free Speech Wall,” to allow anyone to write what they wished in celebration o...


The fourth option


I read Mr. Eric Michielssen’s commentary, “Water basin fixit” in the Nov. 12 issue of New Times. There are a number of errors in his account of the status of the Paso Ro...


Public spaces belong to everyone

By Lucia Casalinuovo - Oceano

I enjoy hiking on Ontario Ridge every other day. It is a magnificent, wide open space we can all share in peace. Unfortunately, someone has placed a huge religious symbol, a c...

Investing in oil doesn't make sense

By Allen Root - San Luis Obispo

We must not allow the expansion of the refinery in Nipomo. Photovoltaic markets are expanding 50 percent per year world wide. Many nations get substantial electricity from win...

Bullet train or water?

By Alan Eft - Orcutt

As the drought worsens, I wonder how committed our state politicians and law makers are to our health and well-being. If concerned as they say WE should be, then they should b...

SLO's judges will never be anything but local

By Diana Rocha - Pismo Beach

It should come as no surprise to anyone having found themselves the victim of the injustices dealt out daily by our local branch of the Superior Courts of California: Our loca...

We need community brainstorming to address climate change

By Georgia Sanford - Grover Beach

In his talk Nov. 13 at the Grange Hall in SLO, David Barsamian of Alternative Radio stressed the urgency of getting off fossil fuels in the few years we have before climate ch...

Thanks for the Veterans Day help

By The Board of Directors - Historical Society of Morro Bay

For Veterans Day, the Historical Society of Morro Bay and Veterans Helping Veterans in Need hosted lunch for 100 veterans, family members, and friends to network and celebrate...


The American way?

I hate to pick on Justin “The Debate Skipper” Fareed for two weeks in a row, but if the 24th District Congressional candidate’s going to jump on the xenophobic anti-refu...

Street Talk

How would you solve the SLO housing problem?

Chris Burd Geoff Schaller Austin McLaggan Jared Heinemann

Strokes and Plugs

We are family: Big Brothers Big Sisters exists to serve at-risk children


Big Brothers Big Sisters provides the mentoring connection between big and little, whether that “big” is in high school or is 88 years old and that “little” is a 6- or...


East of Middle art exhibit at Cuesta zeroes in on spatial relationships through Dec. 4


Location, location, location. That’s the thing, it’s all about where you’re at in proximity to everything else: friends, the space between home and work, or even the spa...

Royal Nostalgia: Cal Poly brings classic book 'The Little Prince' to the stage


When I was 10 years old, my mom and I started reading The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry together every night before bedtime.  It had everything I wanted in a be...

Once Upon a Time in the West chronicles SLO County history at the History Center


It’s Sunday, Nov. 15, and I’m dodging much-needed raindrops on my way to the History Center housed in the old Carnegie Library on Monterey Street. A new exhibition—a ser...

Art of Jose Arevelo featured at Nautical Bean


Do you ever feel like Dia de los Muertos gets shortchanged with only one measly day out of the whole year? Well now you can get your fill of the celebration of the living dead...

SLO Children's Museum offers tiny turkey craft workshop


Sometimes that tired hand-traced turkey art project just won’t cut it. Breath some three-dimensional life into your seasonal art project that salutes the flightless bird thi...


Immortal Technique brings his politically charged rap to SLO Brew on Nov. 19


Maybe I have terrorism fatigue, but I’m starting to wonder about rapper Immortal Technique, who plays a Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents show at SLO Brew on Thursday, No...


'Suffragette' tells the tale of an early British feminist movement

Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were ...


Cluckin' on the run: SLO Provisions' to-go rotisserie meals offer unfettered freedom


The calls flood in around 5 p.m.  They’re from young professionals, busy moms, and starving college students strapped for time. Whether driving southbound over the grade o...

Hayley's Pick

Jackhammer's 2013 Pinot Noir and Niner Wine Estate's 2013 Reserve Syrah

We can thank a partnership between Stephen Dooley of Stephen Ross Winery (Santa Maria) and Sandy Garber, owner and founder of Garber & Co Wine (Topanga Canyon), for the gr...

Hot Dates

Dear diary

Taking a cue from Picasso, who once said “painting is another way of keeping a diary,” the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and International Encaustic Artists will present a...

Fee removal

Often overlooked for adoption at shelters, all black-coated animals at Woods Humane Society in SLO will have their adoption fees waived, Nov. 27 through 29. Fees normally rang...

Stoked for fall

Forever Stoked Amazing Artworks and Goods in Morro Bay will present their Fall Art Show, Nov. 21 from noon to 9 p.m., featuring work by Ken Christensen, Charlie Clingman, Feli...