Thursday, December 8, 2016     Volume: 31, Issue: 20
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Should Ethnobotanica be allowed to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Nipomo?

Yes. The Board of Supervisors bought into law enforcement's bogus scare tactics and made the wrong decision.
They should be allowed to open their dispensary, but not in Nipomo. That place has enough problems as it is.
No. The county should limit marijuana availability to mobile delivery services only.
Ban all marijuana! I've watched Reefer Madness enough times to know it's dangerous!

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Naughty and nice: SLO Little Theatre shows different sides of holidays with 'A Christmas Story,' 'Santaland Diaries'

RYAH COOLEY

He comes but once a year, bringing tales of unemployment, horrid work uniforms, and tears. And while Santa may drop the occasional "ho, ho, ho," this less-than-jolly fellow lets out the occasional f-bomb and strips down to his underwear. For the fourth year in a row, San Luis Obispo Little Theatr...

Off to Canada, eh?: Cambrian author breaks down America's northern neighbors

RYAH COOLEY

On Nov. 8, Canada’s website on immigration crashed as America elected Donald Trump as its 45th president. With a contentious election behind us and unknown future lying ahead, many Americans have been eyeballing our neighbor to the north. But what do we really know about Canada? Sure, it gave us C...

Morning walks: Ontario Ridge hike is worth missing a couple of extra zzz's

KAREN GARCIA

Getting out into the world in the early hours for a hike isn’t something I normally do, especially with the recent chilly mornings pushing me deeper under my covers. But I got up early enough to catch the beginnings of a gloomy morning on Dec. 4 in Avila Beach to take a hike and clear my mind. ...

Made with love

RYAH COOLEY

Only a few shopping days left till Christmas! Pick up a local, handmade gift at Harmony House Yoga’s Holiday Maker’s Market on Dec. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Stop by the studio in Pismo Beach for an evening showcasing the many creative talents from around the Central Coast. Crafty artists will off...

The beardliest beard

RYAH COOLEY

Can you grow a beard like no other? Or perhaps a man with a full face of hair makes you swoon like no other? If either applies, make a beeline for the inaugural Beard Competition at Tent City Beer Company in Atascadero on Dec. 10 from 7 to 11 p.m. The event is free for spectators and $10 for compet...

Sing it out loud

RYAH COOLEY

As Buddy the elf says, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is sing loud for all to hear.” Let the warm fuzzies of the holiday season take over at the ninth annual Community Christmas & Holiday Sing-Along at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande at 4 p.m. on Dec. 18. Local high school choir...

Blast from the Past: A Bullet for the General

GLEN STARKEY

When? 1966  |  What's it rated? NR  |  Where? DVD. This classic 1966 Spaghetti Western will keep you guessing right to the end, as no one is quite who he or she seems.  It opens as a gang of bandits led by El Chuncho (Gian Maria Volonté) robs a munitions train of its guns and are aided by ...