Saturday, August 23, 2014     Volume: 29, Issue: 4
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Central Coast native Christy Heron pens new novel, 'Unrequited'

BY JESSICA PENA

There are reasons that women love Fifty Shades of Grey. It offers dangerous, titillating shock, where other romance novels offer only mundane, pool-boy fantasies; it provides women with an accessible and somewhat relatable narrator; and, for most, it falls into the guilty pleasure zone of “so ba...

The Great American Melodrama awakens old Ireland in 'The Shaughraun'

BY JOE PAYNE

The immediate efficacy of a melodramatic play becomes apparent when you find yourself empathizing with characters from a wholly other time and place. The Great American Melodrama, with its huge archive of props and costumes from throughout the ages, is especially equipped to bring anyone’s story...

Sierra Club hosts historical walk through downtown SLO

BY JESSICA PENA

I’ve lived in San Luis Obispo County my entire life. Minus the five years I spent in college, mostly eating fried foods. I’ve muddled about the many cow fields, shopping plazas (another type of cow field), and sad aquariums of the Central Coast for most of my years. And, when I muddled about, ...

Via dei Colori calls for artists for annual street painting festival in SLO Mission Plaza

BY JESSICA PENA

Chalk of the town The street painting festival, I Madonnari, has been a staple of downtown SLO for the past 13 years. For two days each year, both local and visiting artists are given a sectioned-off square in the Mission Plaza, where they paint images of their choosing with chalk and pastels. It...