Saturday, January 24, 2015     Volume: 29, Issue: 26
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Are there adequate services in SLO County for people with mental illnesses?

Yes.
Not even close.
People mean well, but are hampered by insufficient resources.
This is normally where the joke answer goes, but why would you joke about it?

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Cal Poly's Orchesis Dance Company celebrates 45 years with new show, 'Release'

BY JESSICA PENA

View a slideshow from Orchesis' 45th anniversary concert, 'Release.' Dance is an art form all its own. Unless you count competitive air guitar, no other performing art offers the same physical agility, grace, and prowess the way dance does. It requires a skillful combination of drama and discipline...

Shell Beach artist Jayne Schelden exhibits vivid landscapes at Linnaea's Cafe

BY JESSICA PENA

"We were outside of town and no one else was around for miles. We thought we were alone when, out of nowhere, this lady came hiking out of the deeper, harder to hike part of the canyon. She was worn out from her long hike and climbing and hadn’t anticipated the distance. When she came across my hu...

The Laguna Lake's fitness course is a great way to keep that New Year's resolution!

BY GLEN STARKEY

It’s Friday night, Jan. 9, and my friend Kristen texts me: “I hope you are resting up!” Man, am I dumb! For the Health and Fitness issue, I had the swell idea to do the Laguna Lake Fitness Course, so I tapped the fittest person I know, Kristen Meisenheimer, Cal Poly chemistry assistant prof...

The Palm's Take Two Live series screens David Lean's classic romantic drama 'Brief Encounter'

BY JESSICA PENA

“I didn’t think such violent things could happen to an ordinary woman; I’ve fallen in love,” says Laura Jesson, the female lead in David Lean’s 1945 romantic drama Brief Encounter, which will be screening as part of the Palm Theatre’s Take Two Live series on Jan. 25. So what exactly is ...