Sunday, February 19, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 30
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Did you find the video that SLO city officials made joking about "hot," "shirtless" firefighters offensive?

Yes. It was sexist and demeaning to the brave members of the SLO fire department.
I was more offended by the terrible jokes and bad acting.
It was in poor taste, but the media is hyping it up way too much.
The video was good-natured self-deprecation This is political correctness run amok!

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All rise: Local students compete in mock trial

GLEN STARKEY

Local middle and high school students got a glimpse into the drama of our justice system recently when they participated in a series of mock trials concerning defendant “Cameron Awbrey,” a restaurant owner accused of human trafficking and false imprisonment of his employee “Lin Stark,” an im...

For the love of pie: Sweet Art show celebrates all things yum

RYAH COOLEY

With the aftermath of Valentine’s Day consisting of a heart shaped box filled with crumpled-up wrappers and half-eaten chocolates, it can be easy to think, “Maybe I shouldn’t eat my feelings,” or, “Perhaps food doesn’t equal love.” Artist Kendyll Hillegas would object to the latter....

White wonderland: Finding solace in the iconic views of Yosemite

KAREN GARCIA

I wanted to visit a remote place that had spotty Wi-Fi and cell service, so that I could refrain from the everyday social media, email, and text message checking that I find myself constantly doing. So my boyfriend and I packed our duffel bags and headed to the beautiful white-blanketed grounds of Y...

Art for sale

RYAH COOLEY

Itching to build a home art collection, but don’t know where to start? Head to Donald Archer and Lori Slater’s annual studio sale in Cambria Feb. 18 and 19. Archer’s paintings, many of which are inspired by the Central Coast and the California landscape, include mixed media on canvas and wate...

Defying gravity

RYAH COOLEY

Be transported to a world where humans do the impossible or at least the improbable with an evening at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center watching the Golden Dragon Acrobats on Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. The dazzling troupe, which hails from the People’s Republic of China, has toured the United States co...

Growing on up

RYAH COOLEY

As the impending apocalypse draws nearer, the idea of self-sufficiency and living off the land sounds more and more appealing. Join Central Coast Grown on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. for a screening of Gaining Ground, an award-winning film about growing food, empowering communities, and changing lives. The e...

Guilty Pleasures: The Black Dragon's Revenge

GLEN STARKEY

When? 1975  |  What’s it rated? R  |  Where’s it availble? DVD and Blu-ray. Do you like 1970s Blaxploitation flicks? How about cheesy ’70s kung fu flicks? Well prepare yourself for the ultimate mash-up with The Black Dragon’s Revenge about three rival gangs trying to learn the “real...