Wednesday, January 18, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 25
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Do you support the SLO County Board of Supervisors electing John Peschong as chair over Adam Hill?

Yes, the new conservative majority has a right to flex its muscle.
No, the board broke a nonpartisan tradition of rotating the chair, and Hill was next in line.
It doesn't matter—the liberals are screwed either way.
I've stopped following this circus years ago.

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A different perspective: Joe Schwartz's photos look at lives of everyday Latinos

RYAH COOLEY

Paula Motlo knew her father would have crawled to be there with her at the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in September. Motlo’s father, Joe Schwartz, was a legendary photographer best known for capturing images of people of color stuck in econ...

An 'atmospheric river' delivers much needed rain to the Central Coast

GLEN STARKEY

Even though I ordered them more than a month ago, I finally set-up my three faux terracotta rain collection cisterns this past week, a somewhat tricky endeavor since they have to sit perfectly level next to a downspout, and for obvious reasons, the land next to a house is not level—the idea is for...

Celebrating culture and diversity: SLO Jewish Film Festival starts Jan. 14

RYAH COOLEY

This coming Martin Luther King Day weekend, take part by learning a little more about two different cultures. Take in a screening of Rosenwald, as part of the seventh annual San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival, on Jan.14 at 7 p.m. at the Palm Theatre. The documentary tells the little-known stor...

Just the essentials: 'Minimalism' screens at Downtown Centre Jan. 16

RYAH COOLEY

Ever feel overwhelmed by the clutter of too much stuff and too many things to do? Catch a special screening on Jan. 16 of Minimalism at 7:30 p.m. at Downtown Centre Theatre in SLO and gain insight on loving an intentional life. From minimalist architects, designers, and musicians, to businessmen, a...

DIY metal jewelry: Jan. 23 workshop at Left Coast Art Studio shows you how

RYAH COOLEY

Always eyeballing those gorgeous metal stacking rings on Etsy or wishing for a pair of dangly earrings in an out-there shape? Well, pick up the soldering iron and get to work.  Learn the basics of metalsmithing including soldering, pickling, and finishing; go over tools and safety at a jewelry-mak...

Blast from the Past: Jaws: The Revenge

CHRIS MCGUINNESS

When? 1987  |  What’s it rated? PG-13  |  Where’s it available? DVD. You can never have too much of a good thing. In the world of film, it’s a maxim that’s both true and untrue at the same time. Spurred by the prospect of keeping the cash rolling in, Hollywood is always looking to st...