Saturday, October 22, 2016     Volume: 31, Issue: 13

Weekly Poll
Should the Arroyo Grande Cemetery start watering its grass again?

Yes. It looks ugly and that's disrespectful to the families who come there to mourn.
They should water it a little more, but stay mindful of the state's drought.
No they need to find an alternative like dryscaping.
Leave it as is. Saving water is more important than aesthetics.

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The Last Cowboy photography exhibit runs at Studios on the Park through Nov. 27


Like the dwindling populations of Amazonian tribes clinging to an ancient way of life or the critically endangered Amur leopard of northeast China (last count, just 60 remained in the wild), working cowboys—the real icons of the American West—may be facing down their final days.  Wyoming photo...

Social commentary: Editorial cartoonist Russell Hodin wants you to embrace the messiness of democracy


He used to sneak into a trigonometry classroom at lunchtime in high school just to fill a chalkboard with caricatures.  Editorial cartoonist Russell Hodin said the trig teacher at Palisades High School knew about it but let it slide, until one day he drew something a little too critical of that te...

The Race of Gentlemen meets stormy conditions but garners enthusiastic crowds on Oct.15


It’s Saturday, Oct. 15, and I’m looking for parking near the West Grand Avenue beach access in Grover Beach. Despite scattered showers, the area is packed as thousands have streamed in for the first West Coast edition of The Race of Gentlemen (TROG), a pre-World War II vintage vehicle race that ...

Musical development

If you're in fifth grade and attend a school in the Atascadero or San Luis Obispo Coastal school districts, music from Frozen, Star Wars, and Harry Potter will be serenading you on Oct. 28. The SLO Wind Orchestra is presenting two free concerts for the students that morning at the Cuesta Colleg...

Miracle cure

Nipomo High School drama opens its season with Radium Girls, a fast-moving theatrical ensemble piece inspired by a true story. In 1926 radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an international celebrity, and luminous watches were the latest rage. But the women who painted those watches started t...

Little masterpieces

The Paso Robles Art Association’s annual Small Treasures show and fundraiser will be displayed in November and December at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles. Entries are limited to 8-by-8 entries of two-dimensional art and similar “small” stature for three-dimensional art, and each piece of ...

Bingeable: Rebellion


Where? Netflix. Historical dramas have to be a lot of things at once. They have to be grounded in historical fact, but not bogged down by too many details.  They have to have a sweeping sense of historical scope, but still have to appeal to the personal lives and dramas of everyday people to kee...